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Despite sweltering heat, Saturday night is in full swing at the local campus bars and cafes. Thumping techno bass competes against raucous voices and laughter until screams suddenly shatter the party atmosphere. A half-naked man charges through the crowd, savaging his peers. Zoe Clark witnesses the bloody attack and the unnatural behavior of the assailant and knows ...more
Kindle Edition, 487 pages
Published June 12th 2015 by Createspace
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Claire Ingram
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved loved loved this book

Initial thoughts: I will never look at drunk people the same way again, think this story will stay with me, oh my gosh this COULD happen.

You will love this story if: you like a good story, you like to read, ok seriously it's great if you love apocalyptic or tense books.
This book takes 2 of my favourite genres and perfectly merges them which is not easy when the genres are apocalyptic and romance, well it's not easy to do it well and keep it realistic. This book
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L.A. Remenicky
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-of-2015
I received an arc of this book for an honest review. I fell in love with Erin's storytelling in Muse and Whimper is even better. Zoe and Elliott meet on an anything but ordinary Saturday night in a small college town. As they share a look across the bar things start to unravel and the world starts to fall apart around them. Zoe and her twin brother are trying to make sense of the world that seems to be coming apart at the seams when Elliot reappears and joins forces with the twins but he knows ...more
Christine Lee
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whimper by Erin McFadden is a wonderfully quick, thrilling ride through a viral outbreak of possibly apocalyptic proportions.

I couldn't put this down, and didn't want to. Read nearly straight through over a short 2-day period. You have to read this book!!!
Amy Shelton
Sep 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian I Dig Good Books.

5/5 (Exceptional)

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.*

I had to finish this book in one setting. Waiting until the next day was not an option. So with extremely tired eyes, I tell you, that this book ROCKED!!!! I absolutely loved the author’s take on zombies. The flesh rotting zombies are over done in my opinion and it was a fresh surprise that these were not that way. The story line that was written
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Frederic
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To be totally honest, I had no clue what was in store for me when I began to read Whimper of Erin McFadden. I was on the fence to read it or not since I am not a fan of Zombie stories at all. Having read the first instalment of the Muse series and already knowing that Erin McFadden has talents, I decided to go ahead and read that book. I have been provided this book free in exchange on an honest review. Let’s begin, shall we?

One of the strongest qualities of Erin McFadden writing is the pace of
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Stephenee
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
* I received an ebook from the author, but that in no way influences my review or opinion of the book. *

This is my first book by author Erin McFadden and it will not be my last!! She grabs the readers attention from the very start and never lets it go! I lost a bit of sleep over this book, and by a bit I mean a lot...I couldn't stop reading it - every time I said that I was going to stop reading I continued to tell myself one more chapter....just one more....Yep, it's that compelling, that
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Sofia The Great
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, zombies
3 1/2 Platypires for Whimper by Erin McFadden

I received a digital copy from the author for an honest review.

First I want to start off with the cover. I just think its so beautifully done. Looks just like a movie poster and it is was what immediately intrigued me. I was also drawn to the tagline "The is the way the world ends." Seriously, sign me up for some apocalypse reading.
Whimper is a mix of romance and the zombie genre which happens to be two of my favorites. As for the romance, I was
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Kat
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't stop, won't stop, not going to stop...LOVING this book! From the very first page I was hooked, and couldn't read the words fast enough to get to the next part. Zoe and Zack live in a college town. Their family has been there for generations. I was completely enamoured with the details of the house, if they make a movie it'll be my favorite part ;) Zoe runs her late Uncle's bar while Zack good off and plays the field with the ladies. After some odd occurrences and a strange man and woman ...more
Immortal Chicks
Jul 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a reader of all types of books but I had honestly never read a book about “Zombies” I was leery to say the least once I realized what the book was about. Me being me I am willing to give anything a chance! I was maybe 10% into this book and was like I just don’t know……However I will give a book to 30% to catch me needless to say I was hooked before 30%!!! I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars but that is only due to the slow start….. The story line is well thought out and the entire book ...more
Angie
Dec 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I am so thankful for getting this book gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.
If you love zombies and an adrenaline rush then this book is for you.
This really keeps your mind working. Knowing good and well that this could be a crazy possibility. Well without the zombies.
Zoe and her brother live in a crazy stilted house. Thinking it was made to protect them from the elements and not ever what it was truly ment for.
Zoe meets an attractive guy at the bar she owns and soon becomes very
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Ink Angels Book Blog received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

McFadden truly has a gift for science fiction and makes it well-known with her thorough character dialogue. This Ink Angel appreciates a great zombie suspense and I especially enjoyed the construction of Zoe's home and the attention to detail McFadden utilizes. It captivates the audience and gives the reader a wicked visual.

While this book was a quick read, it was very well-written with an interesting plot. Unfortunately, the
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Melvina
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this action packed romance book!! It kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. The storyline was very believable. It made me stop and think about how easily it would be for something like this to happen in real life. I really liked all the characters, especially Elliott and Zoey....I was a little disappointed though about Zack and Brianna, but with the way the story ended maybe Zack will make a comeback in the next book?? **hint **hint
The way the book ended makes me think this
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Anna
***I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the author.***

I'm still slightly confused with this book. I absolutely LOVED Muse and was expecting something along the lines of that for this second book by Erin McFadden...but there was no similarities at all.

Instead, I had a zombie story. I tend to stay away from zombie-genres, since I find them very upsetting...and like all that I've read yet, this was pretty upsetting.

The characters were good, so that was a positive, it just
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Kimothy
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love romance that starts under intense survival skills needed situations, this book has that. Two people living life and then bam it all changes in an instant. Both in the world they live in but also for the two of them, attraction ensues and it is all fast pace because in this new world for Zoe and Elliott they do not know how much time they have left. Any moment could be their last and that is what makes the connection between the characters so much more passionate for me. Maybe in their ...more
Amy
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this story from the author in exchange for an honest review. I chose this book from a review group because the title and blurb reminded me of one of my favorite quotes, "This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper." I opened the book and that quote was in the front pages of it, which made me even more certain that I'd chosen wisely. This book was very well written. The characters are easy to love, the story kept me intrigued from the very beginning, and there is ...more
Pamela Beckford
Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was one of those books that you want to read in one sitting. You know the kind, you are racing to the end to find out how it all works out.

While the plot was a bit predictable, I really enjoyed this book. I was rooting for Elliott and Zoe all the way. I would like to have heard more about Zoe's house and gotten a bit more backstory though. There were some interesting and unexpected developments as they raced against the clock. I never once lost interest in this book and look forward to more
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Lori Clark
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

My major problem with this book is I feel that the blurb/synopsis misrepresents the story. Nowhere in the description does it mention zombies. It talks about a pandemic -- which is exactly why I signed up to review. I don't read zombie books. I just don't. The book is interesting, and well written... aside from the insta-love relationship. That aspect of the story line moved entirely too fast for my liking. I don't think most people invite members
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Sue
Jun 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I've read by this author and what a read it was.
It has a great storyline which it jumps straight into, the characters are likeable and at times had me on the edge of my seat.
The only little niggle for me was that Elliot and Zoe went from being total strangers to sharing a closeness and complete trust practically overnight, although the timeline for the plot needs to be quite fast paced, it would have been nice to see their relationship develop a little first.
All in all
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Bob Platypire
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

I thought this was well written and captivating. The characters were engaging, and I really liked seeing the relationships. There were a few things that felt just a little too convenient for my taste, but overall I really loved this zombie story wrapped up in a conspiracy theory, and recommend it for pretty much everyone.

For me it falls between 3 and 4 stars. As its closer to 4, that's what I'll go with.


Bob says: 4
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Angela
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first zombie book so I am not sure if it is representative of the genre but if it is I may read some more. I really like this authors style and I enjoyed this even more than her Muse book. The characters of Zoe and Elliot were really well developed and on the whole I found the plot plausible and the action realistic. All though there is a romance element this is kept well and truly in the B plot arena and is not the main focus of the story. I would reccomend this book to YA, NA and ...more
Briony
I received this story from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I loved Erin's storytelling in Muse and Whimper is even better.

"This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper" what a quote to start the book with !!

The characters are Fantastic and loveable. Zoe's personality had me laughing and crying and i just wanted to pull Elliott out of the book. there is plenty of excitement and it kept me on the edge of my seat and i wanted to rush forward and find out what
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Karen A Canales
Awesome until the crap ending.

This book was outside my normal genres to be fair, but I really enjoyed it. Right up until the end. No idea what happens to the characters. Not happy.
Cindy
Jul 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Different take on the zombie craze. The writing was good and for the most part I liked the story and characters, it was the ending that made this a 3 star for me.
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Contemporary fantasy author Erin McFadden lives in Indiana with her two daughters. They love reading and watching movies together, as well as camping and hiking in the great outdoors. Erin dreams of packing up and visiting all the magical, historical spots in Europe she has read about.
An unabashed geek, Erin loves science fiction, all things paranormal, and anything involving a conspiracy theory.
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