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What Remains

(Dead World #1)

2.25  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Project Fed. It was supposed to be the answer to hunger, but
instead, it was the destruction of the world as we knew it. The growth of chemically enhanced "super" fruits and vegetables began in unmarked farms across the Nations, as well as their distribution in small towns. Within hours of Project Fed's first delivery and primary consumption, something far beyond expectancy
Kindle Edition, 141 pages
Published September 21st 2013 by Indie Inked
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I don't like giving one star reviews, I really don't.

I'm a writer, I'm an editor, I'm a seller and lover of books.

I tend to reserve the one stars for books I couldn't finish, no matter how hard I tried. Books like Red Hill and BSRK.

But this book made me ANGRY.

It had such an interesting (though, not all that unique) premise, and the opening two chapters were a great, fun read. So was the last chapter for the most part, though that last one was poorly edited.

But the seventeen chapters in betwe
Yzabel Ginsberg
[I got a copy through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. The book already been published when I requested it, I don't think it was an ARC.]

From the blurb, as well as from the first two chapters, this novel had an interesting premise, and looked like a short, nice read; alas, I didn't enjoy it.

First problem: too many spelling mistakes and misused words. I know a lot of books out there contain the odd typo, and I wouldn't nitpick about one, but too many will just throw me out of the stor
I made it almost a quarter of the way in and decided to cut my losses.

First off, I'm not a fan of zombies, so if you're like me and didn't pick that up from the description, you might want to think again. But that's not why I stopped reading.

I abandoned it because I just found it to be bad. Unless I somehow got a pre-final copy (which seems unlikely, as it was published 6 months ago) there were too many errors in the text, from basic spelling problems (a car will brake not break, for instance) t
Apr 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Title: What Remains
Author: Kay Holland
Publisher/Year: Indie Kay Holland 9/21/13
Length: 143 Pages
Series: Dead World #1


Project Fed. It was supposed to be the answer to hunger, but instead, it was the destruction of the world as we knew it.

The growth of chemically enhanced "super" fruits and vegetables began in unmarked farms across the Nations, as well as their distribution in small towns. Within hours of Project Fed's first delivery and primary consumption, something far beyond expectan
Mar 31, 2014 added it
I really wanted to like this book, but I just didn't. The title is good, that's about all. The book is full of typos, incorrect grammar, misspelled words, and sometimes the wrong word entirely. Ignoring that, the writing style was awkward and choppy in some places. The characters were flat and uninteresting. The zombies in the book are a little bit different than the usual ones you read about or see in movies. While they were always around in the story, I felt like they could have been emphasize ...more
Mar 22, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
The first chapter was okay but then it just went down the drain. I couldn't make it very far without forcing myself.
Peter is just picking up guns and is okay with everything because his dad said this would happen? And Max is just okay with it and goes along? No. Sorry. I can't.
old account (rl)
May 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014-read
1.5 stars - Review copy provided by the author & Indie Inked for an honest review.

Sigh. What can I say...? This sucked to put it bluntly. In more polite words: this was far from what I was hoping for. What Remains is my first zombie book. Well, not technically. I have read books such as The Immortal Rules and Taste which have zombie-like creatures in them (Rabids and Zhamvy) but I haven't read a book about your typical brain-eating, undead, all-gore-included zombies. I was exciting for that very
Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)

What Remains is a story I went into knowing only that it a.) had Zombies and b.) had been on my tbr awhile so I better get cracking and read it. The story starts out with us meeting a boy named Alfred whose being bullied by his peers when suddenly he becomes infected with a rabies like Zombie virus and goes on a killing spree at his high school. These scenes although a bit confusing at first were nicely done and I liked getting to see some Zombie perspective in them. However, once Alfred exacts
Lori L (She Treads Softly)
Apr 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
What Remains by Kay Holland is a teen zombie novel. If you crave yet another teen zombie novel you might like it. I don't and didn't.

Max is a 17 year old young woman who is babysitting 13 year old Peter when:
"What looked to be an emergency broadcasting began to flicker away and the screen turned into static. Max raised an eyebrow, 'Peter?'
The dark haired boy turned his head and grinned at her, 'Have you watched the news lately? There’s this weird sickness spreading. It’s making people act all cr
Aussie bookworm
Ok Three hearts may be a bit generous with this one. I love Zombie books, I don’t think I will ever get sick of them, So I held great hopes for What remains, The cover is bright and really well made and eye catching. The plot however was interesting and a great twist on how the Zombie Virus spreads.

The storyline is choppy at times, skipping whole months at a time, the characters have unrealistic beliefs such as Max believing a Pre Med student could find the cure for a Virus when no scientist cou
Angela Street
Apr 01, 2014 rated it liked it
good premise but choppy storyline with abrupt transition at times. The book moved from introduction into how the zombies entered the normal world of several teens and how this event sent them running and leaving everything they knew and then abruptly transitioned to a scene where these same characters were in hiding with a larger group with no transition into how they got there and then before you could find out anything about this settlement the characters were abruptly on run because this safe ...more
Travis Starnes
May 09, 2014 rated it did not like it
I love a good zombie book and this promised to be just that. While I am generally prefer older protagonists everything about the setting of this book was the standard fare that I generally love. The problem is the book just isn’t very good.

The overall plotting came off as very juvenile to me. I don’t really know anything about Kay Holland, but if I found out she was a teenager I would not be shocked. Everything from the plotting to the dialogue to the kid who was training his whole life for the
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: zombies, apocolypse
I really enjoyed this book...there was a lot of errors but it did not change the way I felt about this story...there was really no love story and I wish there me this was a realistic zombie story...I could see thing that happened really go down!
Mar 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
I couldn't finish this. The plot was really bad, it didn't make sense for me. Didn't like any of the characters. Just not my story
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