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Confessions of Sylva Slasher

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SPRING BREAK GETS WILD ON THE LIVELIEST CRUISE IN THE PACIFIC UNTIL THE UNDEAD CRASH THE PARTY.

Eighteen-year-old Sylva Fleischer and her friends raise the dead for a living for police investigations and mourning families. Two years after her high school crush, a hot guy named Brandon, is assumed dead, Sylva’s friends convince her to go on a spring break cruise in an effort
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Paperback, First, 418 pages
Published April 14th 2013 by Montag Press
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Laurie
Zombies seem to be a new passion of mine lately so I was excited to get the opportunity to read and review The Confessions of Sylva Slasher by Ace Antonio Hall. I was pulled into the story quickly as Sylva discovers odd behavior and weird stuff aboard the party cruise. Rapidly escalating terror soon has Sylva fully occupied and had me intently tagging along with her as she and a small band of heroes become mired in the blood and guts battle for survival.

Several twists left me reeling, as the boo
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Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Sylva Fleischer aka Sylva Slasher and her friends get paid to raise the dead for the police and for family members who what a second chance to say good bye to their loved ones. Sylva is still in morning herself as she lost her boyfriend Brandon a couple of years ago. Her friends thinking and knowing that she needs to let Brandon go and move on with her life book a cruise on a ship for all of them during spring break. They are hoping that the cruise will help to cheer Sylva up and to also get her ...more
Laura Thomas
Feb 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
So here’s the skinny. Sylva is a necromancer and along with her friends, they raise the dead so loved ones can say goodbye and they also help in criminal cases.

The raising on their party cruise doesn’t quite go as expected. Soon the ship is overrun with slathering zombies and the gore fest begins.

It just so happens this is the two-year anniversary for the death of Sylva’s boyfriend Brandon.

Imagine her surprise when she discovers he’s very much alive.

How could I resist another zombie story. Seems
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Sheila
A believable teen voice offering a wealth of cultural detail ties the separate parts of Ace Antonio Hall’s Confessions of Sylva Slasher together, and keeps the reader on edge, wondering what strange turn the tale will take next. Like the TV series Lost, the story’s split into parts with different emphases, that seem to hurry on in different directions. But, like Lost, it all comes together in the end. To be honest, if anyone ever makes a TV series of it, I hope they’ll add more parts and I’ll lo ...more
Sheri
Oct 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Confessions of Sylva Slasher by Ace Antonio Hall

Sylva Fleischer is an eighteen year old girl working for the Police department. Her job is the raise the dead, she does this for families in mourning as well. Two years after her boyfriend Brandon dies she to go on a cruise with her friends to try to overcome her depression.

But once she leaves she finds that she is in a world with flesh eating zombies. She and her friends have to fight for their lives and she inadvertently becomes known as Sylva Sl
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Sara
An interesting mix of zombies and urban fantasy, I definitely liked The Confessions of Sylva Slasher and thought it was a fun read. While there were elements which reminded me of other books I've read and various TV series, I still thought it was pretty original over all. What I thought was well done was the pacing. The book took off and didn't let up through the whole thing, and I was definitely entertained. I'll also say there were some developments that I wasn't expecting, but it added to the ...more
Donald Armfield
Kinda has that Sucker Punch flip to it. Zombies vs Mental Patients.

An urban fantasy clash of zombies, vampires and werewolves. A clever thinking girl and drops of blood spatter.

This book actually won me a KINDLE FIRE! I end up buying a copy and then received a copy from author signed. I'm glad to own this book I had low expectations on it. Because YA books are not really my thing.

Equal plot twist, fair amounts of blood a little bit of love & hate and zombies. Great Read!
Jaedan
Jul 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is so much fun! It is a must read for any zombie fan. Ace has captured everything that makes this genre great.
Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
What I Thought:

Ace's book has hit the nail on the head. This read combines all our favourite horror characters in an end-of-the-human race mash-up. Mix that in with a strong lead character, who happens to be a kick-ass girl, whose job is (was) necromancy. Ultimate result - utter brilliance!

Reading through this book was able to give me a bit of a flashback to my youth, as it had lots of social references, such as the 'W' Whatever sign, though I'm not certain the youth now would relate, but this m
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Heidi
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016
Sylva Fleischer is your typical eighteen-year-old girl...almost. Her job, along with some friends, is to raise the dead for those who are in mourning and need closure and for the police department. When her friends and her decide to take their Spring Break on a cruise, everything started normally. However, the passengers suddenly contract a disease that causes their deaths. Eventually their deaths lead to a zombie epidemic on the cruise ship, which can be problematic.

Join Sylva Fleischer (or "Sy
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Nicky Peacock
Sep 24, 2014 rated it liked it
This book posed a quandary for me. It’s a YA and it’s written first person from a teen girl’s point of view – however the language used is very ‘teen’ which isn’t necessarily a bad thing as its meant for that age group, however to me personally, a YA read should tread a fine line and span over teenagers into adults. YA gives the opportunity to write a book that is open to both teen and adult audiences alike – and from an evil commercial point of view, this is where the money is.

I’m an adult, I a
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Reader's Hollow
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**We received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through the Juniper Grove Review Library**

With a necromancer and plenty of undead creatures roaming the new world, it's clear this is an urban fantasy/horror. The world building was a bit shaky, for me, near the end, but it's undeniable that the action and adventure were addictive.

Sylva is a modern day necromancer of eighteen years old. She's made her business a bit of an entertainment when boarding the costume-themed cruise for
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Kimber Wheaton
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

There was more than one time while reading The Confessions of Sylva Slasher that I wished it was in graphic novel format. The descriptions were so vivid, so interesting, I desperately wanted to see them from the author's perspective.

I love a good horror book, and lately zombie novels have been catching my eye. There's just something about a slashing through a sea of zombies that I find inordinately satisfying. This novel is ful
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Tammy Hall
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
This not my usual type of story this was almost to different for me. The Confession of Sylva Slasher was gory. I f you like the zombie Apocalypse with some gore and the end of the world as we know it then have I got the book for you! Sylva will take you on an adventure with the likes of things never have been seen before and likely never to be seen again. This story will leave with your head spinning and you barely hanging on to the edge of your seat. I completely sure that I knew how this stor ...more
Tequila
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.


I really enjoyed this book, but one thing that caught my attention and stuck with me throughout this book is why the heck someone would want a g-string when in the middle of a zombie apocalypse? Come on! That's absolutely absurd. A g-string on a normal day is absurd.


Okay. Enough about the g-string. I really did enjoy reading this book. It's got zombies and vampires, and zombie birds and something I totally didn't see coming. Sylva Slasher
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Doris
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*I was given this ebook for free for an honest review.

Sylva is not your weak heroine!! She is a necromancer who is ready to kick zombie butt!!!
Sylva and some of her friends go on a cruise just to have a good time, and then you know what hits the fan! She had to work hard to try and contain the damage!
This was a fun read and I was turning the pages in one sitting because I had to see what was going to happen next!! If you like zombie books and a strong female lead, this is the book for you!!
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Ace Antonio Hall (born July 4th, 1966) is an American urban fantasy and horror writer. He is best known as the creator of Sylva Slasher, a teenage zombie slasher who also raises the dead for police investigations, which includes novels and short story collections. He was born in New York, but grew up in Jacksonville, Florida with his grandmother, Sula G. Wells.

He is the youngest son of artist and
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