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Infected

(Click Your Poison #1)

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3.76  ·  Rating details ·  421 ratings  ·  105 reviews
3 Unique Storylines. Over 50 Possible Endings. Just one question... Will YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?

Here’s how it works: You, Dear Reader, are the main character of this story. Live, die, and rise again based solely on the merit of your own choices. Each link represents a choice, and there’s no going back, so choose wisely.

Everyone has their plan; what they’d do to
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Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published December 11th 2013 (first published September 13th 2012)
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George K.
Dec 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
Είναι το πρώτο βιβλίο του είδους που πέφτει στα χέρια μου και δηλώνω ικανοποιημένος και σίγουρα ψυχαγωγημένος. Αν μη τι άλλο, ήταν ακριβώς αυτό που περίμενα: Ένα διασκεδαστικό βιβλιοπαίχνιδο με ζόμπι. Όπως καταλαβαίνει κανείς, δεν είναι ένα βιβλίο που το διαβάζεις από την αρχή μέχρι το τέλος, αλλά ένα βιβλίο που διαβάζεις την πρώτη σελίδα, και με βάση την επιλογή που θα κάνεις, προχωράς και στο επόμενο κεφάλαιο, όπου και πάλι πρέπει να επιλέξεις πως θα προχωρήσεις, μέχρι τελικά ή να σε κατασπαρά ...more
Ελενη Ηλιαδου
📕 Η άποψη μου 📕

Τίτλος : Μολύνθηκες

Ξεκίνησα αυτό το διαδραστικό μου ταξίδι με πολύ χαρά και αγωνία αν θα μπορέσω να καταφέρω να επιβιώσω από τα ζόμπι, που κλασικά ακολουθούν την πεπατημένη οδό της δημιουργίας τους αλλά και της συνθήκες επιβίωσης τους. Ε ναι λοιπόν σας το λέω με πολύ καμάρι μετά από τόσες άχαρες ταινίες που έχουμε δει όλοι μας και φωνάζουμε στον πρωταγωνιστή “ όχι ρε φίλε μην πας από εκεί !! Πλάκα μας κανεις τώρα ;;” και άλλα πολλά κοσμητικά επίθετα, μπόρεσα να επιβιώσω και να φέρ
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James Schannep
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
As the author, I'm admittedly biased. Of course I think my book deserves 5-stars! But here's why you should too....

This is YOUR story.

INFECTED is an interactive experience where you see how well you'd fare against the undead. 3 unique storylines, 50+ possible endings. Just one question...will YOU survive the zombie apocalypse?

As the author of the Click Your Poison series, I hope you love reading INFECTED as much as I enjoyed writing it. If you're a fan of The Walking Dead, George Romero, or zo
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Justin
Sep 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first "choose your own adventure" for adults that I've ever heard of. It was a super fun read and it made it all the better that it had quality writing. None of the choices were kitschy and the zombie theme totally worked! It was a great time, I'd recommend it to anyone. It has a fun social aspect too because you can compare ways you died with your friends. I know some people who even turned it into a drinking game!
Kaisersoze
Jan 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
It's so simple, it's brilliant: A Choose Your Own Adventure style read, but for adults. Set it within an unfolding zombie apocalypse, include some tricky decisions, and let the fun begin.

Such is the sum total of James Schannep's Infected. There are no surprises to be found here. What you suspect is what you get: A second-person narrative in which you dictate what happens to the main character, deciding everything from where to find your next meal to how you're best going to end your suddenly ver
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Todd Travis
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
INFECTED (Click Your Poison) is a wild and witty ride wherein you get to choose exactly how to survive a zombie attack... OR NOT! Most books you can figure out where they're going before you get to the end, but with this inventive work, one not only doesn't know how it ends, but it rarely ends the same way twice depending on the choices you make to survive... this is a book you want to read again and again, highly recommended...
Cheryl
Feb 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dr. Lewis Deleon and Dr. Richard Phoenix have invented the Gilgazyme inhaler. It promises to keep your youth. So you have a choice to make…inhale Gilgazyme or take your chances. Beware as whichever choice you make could be your last one.

Infected (Click Your Poison) by James Schannep brings back fond memories for me. I can remember sitting in the library floor in front of the choose your own adventure section just engrossed in reading the book and hoping that I chose the right path. Well I can t
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Christina
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun book to read because it was a different experience every time. YOU were the main character and you got to choose your own destiny. I died, became infected, died again...and again. You see the pattern, lol. Although my luck wasn't that great, it was definitely an enjoyable ride. :)
Sue
Sep 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious! What a fun, and completely different diversion! I think e-books are perfect for this sort of adventure, and I hope Mr. Schannep creates more.

Δημήτρης
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ένα Bandersnatch με ζόμπι

Θυμάστε τα 88 Ντολμαδάκια (εκδόσεις Καλέντης, 1997) και τα 33 Ροζ Ρουμπίνια (εκδόσεις Καλέντης, 2003) του Ευγένιου Τριβιζά; Είναι δύο παιδικά βιβλιοπαιχνίδια, στα οποία το παιδί-αναγνώστης έπρεπε να διαλέξει τη συνέχεια της ιστορίας, με αποτέλεσμα να υπάρχουν πολλοί διαφορετικοί δρόμοι και πολλά διαφορετικά τέλη στην ιστορία. Κάτι σας θυμίζει; Ναι, φυσικά το νέο Black Mirror: Bandersnatch είναι βασισμένο στην ίδια ιδέα. Το είδος αυτό των διαδραστικών βιβλίων είναι αρκετά
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Andy Jean
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lol wow I guess I wouldn't survive the zombie apocalypse
*sad*
This book was really fun though!
Zorro
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 και μισό.
Jeff
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Since it is impossible to say that you've read every single page, I'm just going to go with the fact that I've read enough of it to have had a little fun, but also grasp the entirety of what was trying to be accomplished.

These kind of books were so much fun when I was a kid and, now, there is an adult, zombie, violent, crazy, and every other adjective to describe this book! It was so much fun to go through a bunch of different stories, because at the end of each section, you have choices on wha
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Smassing Culture
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Κριτική στο Smassing Culture

Ένα Bandersnatch με ζόμπι

Θυμάστε τα 88 Ντολμαδάκια (εκδόσεις Καλέντης, 1997) και τα 33 Ροζ Ρουμπίνια (εκδόσεις Καλέντης, 2003) του Ευγένιου Τριβιζά; Είναι δύο παιδικά βιβλιοπαιχνίδια, στα οποία το παιδί-αναγνώστης έπρεπε να διαλέξει τη συνέχεια της ιστορίας, με αποτέλεσμα να υπάρχουν πολλοί διαφορετικοί δρόμοι και πολλά διαφορετικά τέλη στην ιστορία. Κάτι σας θυμίζει; Ναι, φυσικά το νέο Black Mirror: Bandersnatch είναι βασισμένο στην ίδια ιδέα. Το είδος αυτό των διαδρ
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Kate Policani
Dec 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: win
Have you ever found yourself trapped in a zombie apocalypse? Well now you can! Written in the style of a choose-your-own-adventure story like the ones you read as a kid, INFECTED allows you to click through your choices to determine your own path through the world of horror. (Don't give it to your kids, though!) With a first-person perspective, you can choose to run or to fight, to help a doctor racing to find a cure, to join a feisty teen on the trail to safety, or other paths. Humor and horror ...more
Ali
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies
When I was young, I loved the 'choose your own adventure' books. There was something so appealing about being able to submerse myself in the story and to have a direct effect on the outcome. When James Schannep approached us to review Infected, I got the same giddy excitement over the concept as I did as a girl.

This is an extreme zombie adventure complete with death and gore and cursing. Needless to say, I loved it. I started reading it with my husband and daughter, we made an interactive famil
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Liz at Fictional Candy
Well I’ll be damned. I just might not survive the zombie apocalypse, at least if anything James Schannep says is right. I kept trying, I died like seven times. And it was completely awesome (and different!!) every time!

If you are a fan of God games or old school choose your path games, this is definitely the game for you. Gilgazyme is the new anti-aging gene therapy that’s all the rage! Do you take it or not?

I tried several different paths in this book. I took the therapy, and I didn’t on othe
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James Schannep
Sep 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
As the author, I'm admittedly biased. Of course I think my book deserves 5-stars! But here's why you should too....
This is YOUR story.

INFECTED is an interactive experience where you see how well you'd fare against the undead. 3 unique storylines, 50+ possible endings. Just one question...will YOU survive the zombie apocalypse?

As the author of the Click Your Poison series, I hope you love reading INFECTED as much as I enjoyed writing it. If you're a fan of The Walking Dead, George Romero, or zomb
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Anastacia
Oct 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, horror, zombies
I was recently asked to review this book by the author, & I said yes because it was a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book, something I LOVED as a kid. The premise was zombies, & I don't read zombie fiction, but I couldn't resist reading this.

It's such a fun romp! It's a typical choose your own adventure book: lighthearted, with extreme choices - stay in your home, or run & fight zombies. Things of that nature. The continuity was quite good - I remember reading the choose your own advent
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Lexxi Kitty
An interesting concept. An adult choose your own adventure story. With Zombies. Unfortunately it was both a little bland an a little annoying. It's annoying reading paragraphs wherein I am told what I am doing. Or at least you the reader. 'Distracted by her naked breasts, a zombie eats you.' (Not something that actually occurred; no it was 'overcome by how good strawberries taste you eat a ton. Red juice slides down your face looking like blood. You start moaning. A sound. You turn. Mouth drops ...more
Alaina
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I always loved Choose your Own Adventure books as a kid, and I'm all on board with the Zombie craze, so this book looked like it would be a fun read. I was surprised by the quality of writing - it's not cliche, it's not overly cheesy adventure style. It's a witty, fun, and fast-paced read. It has some interesting takes and tidbits about Zombies -- surviving in the attic, celebrities reacting to the outbreak at a red carpet event, escaped prisoners scattered around. I'm still working through vari ...more
Andy Angel
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Do you remember the 'make your own decision' type books of the late 1980's - well, this is the modern ebook version of those. And it works really really well.

The story revolves round a new, life prolonging serum and your first choice, do I take it or not sets you off on one of 3 different plot strands. From there the possibilities are plentiful with many different routes to the endings.

The way to the endings can be of varying length but not overly long but it makes for a book you can pick up sev
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Joseph Gagnon
I've always wanted to see what kind of mettle I'd have in a Zombie Apocalypse. Now we'll see if I can make it through ... or how many times I have to die, before I find the path to life! I think the tweet from the author told me there were 30 possible endings? Maybe I'll find them all! (Maybe not...)

Read about ALL of our attempts in chapter-by-chapter detail at R. J. Spindle
Remi Foliage
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books
Interesting
Sarah-Jayne Briggs
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).

(This review may contain spoilers).

From a very early age, I remember I really liked Choose Your Own Adventure books. I used to look in charity shops for different ones. So when I had the opportunity to request a copy of a zombie interactive book... I jumped at the chance.

I found this book a really entertaining, engaging read. I particularly liked the opportunity to get bitten and continue on as a zombie. I also really liked the fact
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Alyssa Westfield
Aug 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was fun. I haven't read a choose your own adventure story since I was a child. This was not one of those, but definitely more intended for adults. There are at least three main paths, and then several paths within those.

The first time I read it, I decided to choose as authentic to myself as I could. (view spoiler)
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Jennifer Murphy
Aug 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Reading is even more fun when it's your choice where the story leads you next!

I remember when this type of book came out in the late 80's - early 90's. It was a great way to get kids into reading; and being one of those kids, I loved it. "Infected" might not be for young children, but pre-teens, teens, and many adults should have lots of fun reading the first book in the "Click Your Poison" series.

I have to admit, I almost trashed this book in the first ten minutes. I had a hard time getting st
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Ayla
Mar 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
super fun and kinda scary
Estella
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pretty good book. Choose the way you survive the Zombie Apocalypse. That is if you servive. Or see how many times you can die.
Laura Steakin
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very entertaining!
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