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The Non-Zombie Apocalypse

(Mad Science Institute #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The students of the Mechanical Science Institute-better known as the Mad Science Institute-are accustomed to being feared and misunderstood. The world simply isn't ready to know about their antimatter reactors, dangerous devices, or even their pet videogame-playing lizard-monster. Sophia "Soap" Lazarchek, one of the newest members of the Institute, is starting to realize t ...more
ebook, 546 pages
Published June 16th 2014 by Siege Tower Entertainment
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Laura Hansen
Jul 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sponsored S Tower through Kickstarter & even got a black lab coat with the Mad Sci Institute on the back!! Way cool. In this continuation of the MSI stories that take place at Langdon U in Bugswallow (?!), MN, I enjoyed Soap's continued frustration & confusion with social behaviors. Poor thing.

As an untrained chemist or physicist, meaning I never took those classes in high school ((I know--shame on me), I admit my own confusion at times with the creative gadgets she designs to solve problems. H
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Richard Spangle
Sep 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Minor SPOILERS Contained starting in the 4th Paragraph.
Minor SPOILERS Contained starting in the 4th Paragraph.



Let me start off by saying that I read this casually, slowly during my quiet times over about a month. I’ve read his other book, Mad Science Institute (whose events are talked about in N-Zee), and have read his eclectic collection of short stories “Three Weeks Before Doomsday,” which was released between both books. Overall, I like Mr. Towers style of writing, and the short nature to eac
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Rachel Barnard
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“So zombies just remind me that you only have to be afraid of what you don’t understand.” (Page 49).

The Non-Zombie Apocalypse picks up just weeks after the Mad Scientist’s Institute leaves off with Sophie continuing her education at the Mechanical Science Institute and learning how to be a college student at just 16 years old. Though this book could stand alone, it features many of the same characters as the first book.

The Professor is at it again, but with a different sort of doomsday device, a
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Mmouse
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book (as well as the first one in the series). I enjoy reading about Sophia aka Soap and her crazy inventions and adventures. Soap is a naive 16 year old who is attending college at the Mechanical Science Institute, also known as the Mad Scientist Institute. When a virus/infection is turned out into the entire school population turning them into non-zombies, can Soap come up with a solution, defeat the villian (a former professor who released the virus) and save everyone before the ...more
David Dunham
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sophia "Soap" Lazarcheck is off on another adventure

This book is set in modern day, in a little University in a sleepy little town named Bugswallow, but don't let that fool you, this book is filled with action, every chapter starts with the countdown. But the countdown to what? How much mad science can one person encounter? If you're Soap, you are either making mad science or dealing with the repercussions of someone else's mad science. All she's trying to do is get through college without blowi
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Warren Dunham
Sep 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
ok this is a guilty pleasure book. college genuineness (literally mad scientist in training) fight a zombie Apocalypse and As long as that is all you expect it is quiet enjoyable. I did enjoy the main characters interaction and her trying to get along with people when she has absolutely no idea of how to do human relationships. Even her dealing with a dating life, its not overdone like all to many young adult fiction, but still shows an interesting interaction into her character.
Naomi
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
Not as well written as the first one, but still entertaining.
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