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Life After the Undead

(Life After the Undead #1)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  105 ratings  ·  54 reviews
Seventeen-year-old Krista must quickly figure out how she’s going to survive in the zombie-destroyed world. The one advantage humans have is that the zombies hate humid environments, so they’re migrating west to escape its deteriorating effects. The survivors plan to construct a wall at North Platte to keep the undead out, and Krista has come to Nebraska to start a new lif ...more
Published October 27th 2015 by Booktrope Publishing (first published January 1st 2011)
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Donita Luz
Life After The Undead is surprisingly the very first zombie novel I've ever read and this is certainly not going to be the last time!


It wasn't really my intention to avoid reading zombie novels. I just never had the chance to read one sooner because, well I know this is embarrassing, but I thought, watching about them is more interactive and believable. You know like TWD, Dawn of the Dead etc. yeah well, I totLLY underestimated my imagination.

Life After The Undead was such a fast-paced and acti
Sherry Fundin
I bonded with Krista quickly because of her curiosity, the need to know why the zombies do what they do and we head to Florida, traveling through the grisly horror with the excellent writing and storyline, including a laugh or two along the way.
Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary
You can find this full review and many others at Scifi and Scary's Book Reviews.

I had initially given this book a 4 star star rating when I did my mini “this is what I rated it, and this is when a review will be up.” but then today when I sat down to write the review, I realized it was so non-outstanding in reality that I had to really wrack my brain just to recall specific details of it… and I had just read it yesterday. So, with that being said, it obviously wasn’t that great of a book apparen
Nev Murray
"I didn’t really expect too much out of this book. I was wrong. I got a hell of a lot from it. Without trying to give too much away, it ends with a possibility of more. I sincerely hope there is, Pembroke Sinclair!"

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Life After the Undead

Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great page turning book that captivated my attention since the very beginning.
Intriguing and well written. Great characters.
Hope the end was left open on purpose... a sequel, maybe?

Dec 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Please Note: I was given an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinions of this book.

The book, Life After The Undead is all about conflict: Zombies vs. people, people vs. people, The main character, Krista vs. her cousin, the controlling Liet. There was a constant tension throughout the book as you didn't know when the zombies (or Liet) would strike. I was conflicted as well. I really did like this book. But I also had some strong feelings about Kr
Lauren Jones
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was provided with a copy of Life after the Undead in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed reading this immensely. This book begins with a girl named Krista who has just experienced the zombocalypse in Oregon. She hurries home and finds her parents there, but her mother thinks that her husband and daughter are playing a cruel joke on her. After watching the undead literally chew the arm off a woman outside of their window, they must get to a safe place quickly. Once they begin to venture ou ...more
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, tour
When I first started reading this book, I was a little taken back. I have seen quite a few, if not all, of the zombie movies and am a HUGE fan of "The Walking Dead". That being said, it was really, really weird to read about zombies vs. watching them.

The stories progressed fairly quickly. I like that in a book as I don't always have time to sit and read a huge novel. But, trust me when I say, that the shortness of the books does not take away from the awesomeness.

I love the story of the world e
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Krista is waiting for the school bus when things go terribly wrong. She hurries home and convinces her parents that something horrible is happening and that they have to do something. When the horde of zombies are shuffling down the streets Krista and her parents hide in the attic. They know that it's not safe to stay in their house for much longer. They decide to go to a military outpost and hope that they'll find sanctuary within their walls. When a lot of people have the same idea the check-i ...more

I was glad I had Life After The Undeadas my first zombie novel ever. It has everything I could ever ask for in a novel featuring my favorite creatures in fictional worlds. It has a badass heroine. Like, really badass. Krista isn't easily intimidated, she stands up for herself, and I found myself liking her more and more each page. She's also smart and knows how to do her thing. My favorite line from her is exactly the same thing I would think of if I were in her sh
Laura Thomas
Oct 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I’ve become fascinated by zombies and apocalyptic stories. I love The Walking Dead and the show has helped me to visualize lots of scenes. From funny to gruesome.
The author yanks you right into the apocalypse. Barely time to breath before they are everywhere.
While I love the zombies, what really grabbed me in this story was the group dynamics. Ever seen the movie The Postman with Kevin Costner?
Similar to the movie, you have opposite sides on the apocalypse. Those who want to help others and
E.M. MacCallum
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Krista is a bit of an outsider when it comes to the average, modern teenager. She’s not part of the “in-crowd”, but really, who is?

I found her character to be highly logical, even for a teen. When the end of the world blows up in everyone’s face and Krista is faced with a few harsh realities and her logical side proves to be a bigger asset to survival than she realizes.

As humans do, when the world goes crazy, they wanted to create order. They did that in a few different ways. There was a compou
Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, ya, horror, zombies, fiction
Krista is waiting for the school bus one morning, when she witnesses one of her fellow students being savagely attacked by other students who are acting somewhat strangely.

Here begins the "zompocalypse" from Krista's point of view. Her father goes to investigate and when he doesn't return, her mother goes looking for him and Krista finds herself alone.

She comes across a group who agrees to take her on board once assured that she is not infected! They end up in a community run by five families
Ash †Reviews of a FearStreetZombie†
Why can't we rate more than 5 stars?! Oh my gosh this book was so awesome!! To be perfectly honest, my TBR list was pretty long and I wanted to save this book for closer to the bottom because I always try to save the best for last. But eventually I just HAD to have a peek. So I told myself "I'll just read the first page" ... about 10 chapters later, I knew I couldn't quite. Mrs. Pembroke is such a hella talented author! I've read a few of her other books and she has this amazing way of capturing ...more
Dec 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Krista is waiting for the school bus when she first notices something strange is going on. Why are people suddenly attacking each other? She soon discovers that this is the beginning of the end. The end of the world as we know it. With everything destroyed and the loss of her family, Krista must forge out on her own in order to survive.

First, she heads out to Florida with a group of survivors who have somehow managed to escape the madness. Something is missing though. Why doesn't anyone want to
Allies Opinions
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a zombie book that wasn’t all about the zombies. This book has so many other elements and I’ll be the first to say it was refreshing.

Zombie books are not usually my thing. I have a deep rooted fear of Zombies and reading about them is about as far as I go. I have watched a few movies on the subject but not many. They give me terrible nightmares. Even though I am frightened by zombies, the idea of their existence intrigues me.

There are far more elements to deal with in the aftermath of
Susan Angela Wallace
Life after the undead by Pembroke Sinclair.
Seventeen-year-old Krista must quickly figure out how she’s going to survive in the zombie-destroyed world. The one advantage humans have is that the zombies hate humid environments, so they’re migrating west to escape its deteriorating effects. The survivors plan to construct a wall at North Platte to keep the undead out, and Krista has come to Nebraska to start a new life.
A really enjoyable read. Krista was my favourite character. Can't wait for next
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I really loved this book. This is the first zombie book that I have read and I have to say that I enjoyed the read. "Life After the Undead" is a YA book that took me by surprise. My son loves "The Walking Dead" and I am not a particular fan so I did not know what to expect. "Life After the Undead" starts off with 17-year-old Krista noticing things are a little hokey in her neighborhood while at the bus stop and runs home to t ...more
Crystal Hutchinson
Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
This YA Zombie book is a fantastic read. It reminds me a little of a less violent/gory "The Walking Dead" because it is more about people coping with loss and trying to work together. There is a tyrant who begins to rule the people with fear. Krista, the female protagonist is a 17 year old who falls for an 18 year old sweetheart, who still believes in treating people like people. It does have a bit of a cliffhanger ending, so I will be watching for the next book in this series.
Janet Robel
May 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Finally! A YA zombie horror novel that shines. Loved it and thought it was awesome from start to finish. Krista has to grow up fast and learn to take care of herself in a world where zombies are running rampant and the humans aren't much better. This had me on the edge of my seat and I immediately bought the next book in the series. I'm very picky about my zombie novels but this was dead on.
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really great zombie story. The characters were relatable and it had plenty of action to keep it riveting and suspenseful. I am really glad there is a second book so I can see where the storyline goes. If you like zombie stories, pick this one up and you'll be hooked too.
Billy Buttons
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was entered and was a Bronze Medal Winner in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:

Title: Life After the Undead
Author: Pembroke Sinclair
Star Rating: 5 Stars
Number of Readers: 31
Editing: 10/10
Writing Style: 10/10
Content: 10/10
Cover: 10/10
Of the 31 readers:
31 would read another book by this author.
29 thought the cover was good or excellent.
31 felt it was easy to follow.
31 would recommend this story to another reader to try.
27 felt the author’s best skill wa
Alyssia Cooke
Genuinely found this generic and boring. The writing style isn't horrendous, but it's nothing special either. The world building adds nothing new to the whole zombie apocalypse momentum and in fact doesn't even fill holes within it's own world; you definitely turn by being bitten, so whatever it is can be passed through saliva and blood. However, you are not concerned at all about being covered in zombie gore? Minor issue there.

On top of this, I found just about everything about the world buildi
Ruth B
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies, young-adult, 2017
Imagine one day going to school and see people bitting others, imagine going home and everyone around you is suddenly acting weird and attacking each other. This is what happened to Krista, one day zombies became real and now she is learning to survive in this new reality.

I like the dynamic and rhythm of this book, it all starts quite fast and the first chapters are full of action and a sense of adrenaline. Krista is hit by this new situation and her first instinct is to survive. Two years later
Dane Cobain
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Disclaimer: Pembroke Sinclair is published by the Forsaken imprint of Booktrope, the same publisher which released my debut novella, No Rest for the Wicked.

Life After the Undead is a bit of an anomaly, because it subverts the zombie genre in ways that I didn’t expect. Sinclair has also penned a non-fiction book under her real name, Jessica Robinson, called Undead Obsessed: Finding Meaning in Zombies, and so you can be sure that she’s already done her homework. But what’s most notable to me is th
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Krista is angry at her parents for dying at the outset of a zombie apocalypse. Yes, I know, that ought to be a spoiler, but it isn't, because there is a "prologue" that spoils it anyway. Ignoring the pointless prologue, the writing is disappointing, the situations unrealistic, and I had a number of unanswered or unaddressed logistical questions remaining by the end.
I did finish it. There were some redeeming qualities. Krista is an annoying young adult, and maybe she learns her skills too quickl
Kavita Favelle
Dec 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
Decent end-of-the world tale, nominally zombies though they feel almost incidental. Decent characters, and some interesting plot lines that explore how humanity might indeed react to an apocalyptic scenario, while avoiding some of the common cliches. Enjoyable.
Cheryl Viner
I enjoyed the story but it dragged in places. Also be prepared for the abrupt ending. if you enjoy the ins and outs of rebuilding a civilization after an apocalypse this is the book for you .
Kristine (The Writer's Inkwell)
Posted originally on my blog:
The Writer's Inkwell

If you asked me a few years ago, I would have said I absolutely hated zombies. I wouldn’t read anything about them nor watch anything about them. In truth, they freaked me out a bit. Most likely because to me, it seems as if the idea of a “zombie” is more plausible than any other type of supernatural or paranormal creature. I mention this, because it’s my past views on such events as a zombie apocalypse that really helps me to initially connect w
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
The world as everyone knows it has just come to an end and nothing will ever be the same again. Now the undead outnumber the living and this is Krista new world. Krista is a seventeen year old girl who lost her parents in the apocalypse. Her father left Krista and her mother one day to find help. He thought it would be safer for them if he went alone to the army base to see if he could find someone to help them. When he didn’t return the next morning her mother just had to go looking for him and ...more
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