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(Crave #1)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  494 ratings  ·  86 reviews
Flesh-eating zombies, dirty sex, and a shattered past…
What’s more dangerous—the man who broke her heart or those trying to eat it?

Fighting to survive, Eve finds herself alone in the world after the Crave—the only parallel of her former life. On the hunt for her sister, she runs into Gage—the first and only boy to have her heart and break it. It’s been four years and he isn
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Published November 14th 2013 by Megan D. Martin
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Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie

The Crave
Ever since The Crave hit humanity, Eve's life changed. Her priorities are different, gone are the times where her biggest problem was fitting in at school.

That all pales in comparison when you have zombies trying to eat you, her priorities are:
1. Staying alive
2. Finding her sister

Until one day, she forgets why she's fought to stay alive for so long and decides that it isn't worth it anymore, that giving up would be the easiest thing to do.

Enter Gage
He hasn't seen another human being
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Alive (Crave #1)
Author – Megan D. Martin
Publication Date – November 14, 2013
Type – No Cliffhanger Series (Kinda)
Genre – Romance/Horror/Dystopian
Rating – 4 ½ out of 5 Stars

ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

Wow….this is a book I wouldn’t and I couldn’t put down.  Last night I was about 70% into it as I watched the snow falling out my window.  I thought to myself and prayed “Please please let the snow be so bad that I don’t have to go to work tomorrow.”  I wished
Kenya Wright
I don't like Zombies. They scare me and are freaking disgusting.

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So when Megan asked me to read her zombie romance novel, I told her, "maybe, but I may not have time" which really meant "I'm going to read a few chapters of your book and if I don't like it I'm going to say that OMG! I'm SO BUSY!"

So I started the first page. . .

"Here it is. The end of her life. Eve always knew it would come, and that it would be exactly like this. With a swarm of dead flesh and tangling limbs."

And that my frie
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
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“Out there, it was a survival of the fittest. And she was going to survive.”

The good: Had everything I like in post apocalyptic tales: zombies, romance, realism, and steam!

My thoughts: “Alive” was a really enjoyable read. I was introduced to it by Megan’s beta reader and fellow author, Kenya Wright, after I had been invited to take part in both authors’ releases on November 22nd. I’m so glad Kenya did message me the invite or else I would have totally missed the chance on this awesome bo
Megan Martin
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I don't usually rate my own books...but FTW, I'm going to this time! <3
Also, I'm annoyed that some of my gifs aren't showing up. :( Click on them to see them.

Eve finds herself in a world full of the undead...

With the guy who broke her heart...

But he's different now, not just a boy--a man.

And this time...he refuses to let her go...

Sep 22, 2014 rated it did not like it
Yowza that was painful. This is one of the few times that I rooted for the zombies. Characters that I care nothing about, Check
Grammatical errors galore, check
Homophone mix ups, check
No plot, check
Check check check
Sarah {Literary Meanderings}
I would've liked this more if it weren't for the loose ends/cliffhanger. It is almost 5 years later and book two doesn't exist. I won't hold my breath. ...more
Francesca ❆
Jan 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, how-about-no
DNF @50%.

Nope. Just no.
Jade Eby
Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review will be cross posted on my blog Chasing Empty Pavements

I have to say, I'm super glad my chance virtual meeting with Megan happened because not only is she fan-freaking-tastic, this girl has some major writing skills. I knew from the blurb that I wanted to read this one because, hello?? Zombies, Post-apocalyptic world, gritty. Totally my kind of thing. This story is about more than just zombies, it's about overcoming the obstacles of a ravaged, broken world, dealing with your past and tryi
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars!

The first part of the series of a interracial paranormal romance during a Zombie apocalypse....

Eve is fighting to survive against the flesh eating zombies while searching for her sister Olive. Then she runs into Gabe.

Gabe couldn't believe Eve was still alive. And he is not about to lose her now that he found her. But Eve has not forgotten how much Gabe had broken his promise and how he had hurt her.



Gabe is hot! He definitely was an ass to Eve in the past... but t
Dee (dees_book_blog)
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing


Alive (The Crave book 1) by Megan D Martin

I am so happy to be finally writing my review of this book :D Megan sent me a beta copy ages ago, before it was edited or sent to the publisher. I felt extremely privileged to be reading it before any one else got the chance!!

I was pulle
Twinsie Talk Angie J
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I was surfing FB and noticed some ad or something for this zombie book. Well I luuuurves me a good zombie book so I went to Amazon and read the blurb. Hot damn! Loved it so I one clicked it. Then I friended the author anad saw her book trailer and was even more excited to read this. Anywho, I took a day off from work adn literally read this entire book from beginning to end o
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Umm... Wow? I'm still not completely sure how I am going to word this review so I hope it comes out good.

This book was awesome. It is New Adult + Zombies. It is a younger, sexier version of The Walking Dead.

Eve is an amazing character both in the before and now. She chose her own path in life regardless of how her horrible parents raised her. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about her sister, Olive.

Eve is extremely brave and she doesn't want anyone thinking they can boss her around. She ma
Oct 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-books
First let me say that I normally don't read New Adult. Because I don't read NA I tend to ignore all books in that genre but thanks to Kenya Wright (Goodreads Author) and her recommendation, I picked up this gem.

I'm always on the look out for a good zombie book. Now if you give me a good zombie book with a little sexy (not sexy with a zombie, that's just gross) then I'm a happy girl. This book had the right amount of zombie action and sexy action.

This books takes place in Texas 4 years after The
I may not be that big of a zombie fan, but I did love this book! I love Megan, she’s an awesome and talented writer and this book is just more proof of that.

Eve lives alone in the world after the Crave and she fights to survive. While looking for her sister, she runs in to Gage, the boy who won her heart and broke it. But it’s been four years and he’s not a boy anymore. Eve agrees to stay with him when he divulges information on a safe haven close to the town they grew up in, but that doesn’t me
Two Nerds With Words
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Reviewer: Bex
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Fairies
It's been awhile since I took on a zombie read. In the past they've been pretty miss, yet alas, with ALIVE we have a HUGE hit!
Alive offers a tender, smoking-hot and suspense-filled read based in a world when stabbing a zombie in the head to survive is the norm.

The author crafts her book with a controlled fast past, and allows us plenty of back story so that we can understand the build up to the main characters stories. This back story is interweaved throu
Nov 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
I got this book from the author free of cost in exchange of an honest review from my side.
Firstly I would like to thank the author and the publisher for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book.
This book is about a post-apocalyptic world where we have zombies lurking here and there. In this mess we find Eve who is a survivor and we also meet Gage!!! This story revolves around Eve as she sets on a quest to find her sister and tries to survive at any cost.
I liked the
Jan 16, 2014 rated it did not like it
Man this plot is real carp.

If your looking for another "Love & Decay" or heart pounding "Survivor Chronicles".... your totally out of luck. The plot is non existent. Honestly with as many BJs were thrown about I wondered if a man concocted this story. The dirty slang was not done well either. I'm used to heart pounding stories where you are so eager to see what happens next you can not put it down. Eve is an idiot. Abused by her parents she doesn't seem to upset by crap treatment from Gage who c
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Found this book thru a friend. And I am sooo thankful for it.

Well written. Loved the storyline from past to present. I fell in love with Eve and Gage. Hope to read more of them in book 2.....which I need now.
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can't wait for this, OMG *bounces* ... ...more
It was ok. I think the characters needed further development. I also found the hero to be a but weak for my taste. He just wasn't alpha enough for me. ...more
Sandie Book Boyfriend Reviews
Nov 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5/5 hearts

Exciting, fast paced, awesome protagonist, post apocalyptic and ZOMBIES!! 

All things that excite me when reading a book. This book had all those elements plus so much more. 
Prior to The Walking Dead (TV Show) I have been interested in zombies. Don't ask what it is about these disgusting flesh eating monsters that always have me interested in reading books with them in it. Hey! I also get my kicks from dystopian, paranormal, fallen angels and vampires etc. I don't discrimi
Feb 11, 2014 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: New Adult lovers
“Even if I never fucking saw you again, Gage, I was going to spend the rest of my life trying to make myself good enough. For. You.”

Oh, how the cover tricked me once again. This seems to be happening a lot these days. I mean, look at that gorgeous cover. Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it scream hopefulness, considering behind it there's a post-apocalyptic zombie story? A relief for being alive and hoping for a new start even in the midst of chaos? No? Then maybe it's just me, and th
books are love
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a interesting book. Not what I expected. When I thought zombies I was thinking horror but this was more freaky than horror. The story however did not focus so much on that aspect but on the story of Gage and Eve. Eve is a complex character who grew up with cult religious parents that thought she was evil. This thought was passed down to her sister Olive. When the after occurred (the illness that made people zombies), their parents died and Eve took over taking care of Olive. During a zo ...more
♥ britt (Blissfully-Read) ♥
Eve just wants to give up and give in to the Jenks. She's tired of fighting to live everyday, and she just wants peace. When she decides to give up someone comes and stops her decision. But not just anyone...
Gage the only guy she ever loved, and the only guy to break her heart in the before.
She doesn't trust him at all, but Gage can't let her get away again. So they make a deal, Gage will help her look for her missing sister, and take her Eden the safe haven in Fenton. Along the way they have to
Nov 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Eve has been on her own since she lost her sister. Now she is fighting to survive the zombies to find Olive. Just when things look the worse she comes across her first and only love, the guy who broke her heart. While she doesn't want anything to do with him she agrees to go with him to a safe place he knows about. They have to face many obstacles, challenges and try to fight temptation. Eve isn't the same girl she was growing up and neither is Gage. Their past may just keep them apart.

Eve at fi
Mar 24, 2015 rated it did not like it
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Dec 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-on-kindle
I just didn't like Eve. Yeah she had a really good reason to be a bitch to Gage but even after finding that out I still didn't like her much.
Also, I'm not one to call an author out for grammatical errors but when they throw you off the story even the slightest, it's a problem.
Calling the zombies 'jenks' and 'gurghs' annoyed the crap out of me. Really, it's not what you call them that matters it's how they behaved. And they behaved like ZOMBIES! It was a pain in my butt to mentally replace thos
o.5 stars - the one good thing about this book is the cover art. If it hadn't been for that, I wouldn't have read it - and I wish I hadn't.

I haven't read a book as poorly written as this since 50 Shades, and that's saying something. Poor grammar, missing words, duplicate words, poor sentence structure, incorrect punctuation, misuse of certain words... the list goes on. It's really distracting when there are so many errors littering the page; I could barely follow the badly constructed plot (what
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Megan D. Martin is a multi-published author, mother, student, editor, and history lover.
In her spare time Megan plays video games with her incredibly sweet son, buys fish for her many fish tanks, and has long talks with Gandaldore (the little writing wizard that sits on her desk.) She is well known for losing her keys and has more than one nerdy tattoo.
Megan lives in North Texas with her wonderfu

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