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Generation Z

(Generation Z #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  1,021 ratings  ·  112 reviews
It's been twelve years since the undead hordes swept over the earth forcing mankind to the brink of extinction. We now live like rats, scavenging in the ruins of our fallen civilization as the dead hunt us night and day.There is little left to scavenge, however. Grocery stores were emptied ages ago, gas tanks have long been dry and bullets are so precious that a man is luc ...more
Paperback, 334 pages
Published January 23rd 2018 by Peter Meredith (first published January 21st 2018)
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Cynthia Terrones

Starting out on this book I wasn't sure if this story was for me, but with reading Peter Meredith's Authors Note in the beginning I decided to "have patience" as I settled down to check this out. All I can say is I'm so very glad I did, as I really loved this book and think the characters of Jillybean, Jenn, Mike & Stu are amazing. Once Jillybean got together it was non stop action and so much fun, especially how Jillybean taugh
25% dnf. This is the 2nd book I've tried reading by this author. The storyline is very interesting and I love that the zombies are more monster like than rotting humans, but something about his writing and/or story execution is lacking in something that I can't quite pinpoint. ...more
Mark McGuinness
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just when I thought it couldn't get any better!

I took a shot reading The Apocalypse Book 1 as I had never read anything by Mr Meredith before. I was immediately immersed into what would become a reading frenzy like I've never experienced. The good news is that I was late to the party and when I finished 1, 2 was downloaded that instant and so on and so on... I now find myself at the end of Generation Z (book 1). Without giving anything away, I really didn't see that coming! The Apocalypse series
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
12 years after a zombie apocalypse has decimated the world, a delegation from two small superstitious communities braves the desolation in search of a rumoured 'girl doctor' who can save their ailing friends.

I am a big fan of both the 'zombie' and 'post-apocalyptic' genres, so I was looking forward to devouring (heh, heh) this book and stoked that it has multiple sequels. Unfortunately, I was disappointed right off the bat to realize that in this universe, "zombies" continue to grow. So what we
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies
Got about halfway through. I think YA might appreciate this. The post apocalyptic world depicted about one generation after the outbreak doesn't feel authentic and I couldn't suspend my disbelief. The characters were either annoying or bland. ...more
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Tried my very best to finish this one. Managed about 60%.
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books
Probably would have been a 3 star but the narrator annoyed me.
Kenny Bellew
Aug 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book has been on my list since it won the Goodreads horror award in 2018. The zombies in this book don't stop growing, making them monstrous, one was 10-feet tall. Frankly, this book was just okay, as it felt more like a YA story in the way it dealt with romance. However, it was a decent story and a few of the characters, especially the multiple personalities character, were clever. Most were kind of flat. But, it's a fun read. However, don't look for deep meaning at the end of the world. I ...more
Jacob Clarke
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a really thrilling book and very full of actions. Keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Immersion guaranteed
A post apocalyptic that i wasn't fond of. ...more
Delfina Ramos
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Different from all the others

I was so surmount this book! It's not like all the other zombie books out had me at the edge of my seat ! I can't wait to reAd book 2!
On downloading this novel, I hadn't realized it was a spin off from another longer series. It quickly became apparent that this was this case though, as the author seemed to expect us to be familiar with the setting already. Still, various parts were properly explained but I feel like I lost out a lot by not having the background.

That being said the setting and zombie interpretation was excellent. I really loved how superstitions drove the community. Each community was also distinctly different
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was just another zombie story, but then 10 foot tall, 600 pound monsters leapt out of the pages at me. As if that weren't enough, Jillibean magically appeared and totally knocked me for a loop!

This is an interesting look at the dystopian world 12 years after the fall, how communities have formed, and where civilization stands. There's a barest hint of mysticism, a hint of romance, and enough action to keep the story moving at a quick pace.

As others have mentioned this is a sequel
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an enjoyable take on the post apocalyptic genre of writing. I became enthralled quite quickly and it was an easy and fun read! Meredith has an easy-to-follow writing style, so the story doesn’t jump around and flows from character to character. A great read for $1.97AUD off of Amazon (which I actually feel quite guilty about considering how enjoyable I found it!) I immediately bought the next book in the series.
Antoinette L. Johnson
Great read!

Moving on to the next GenerationX book! Can’t wait! This book was surprisingly good. It kept my interest and was thrilling!
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

These zombies are huge!
Once again we are back in the authors apocalypse. And I love it! New characters so engaging they pull you right in the story from the first chapter.
Jenn is 15 years old, orphaned and living her life in a community that doesn't want her. Governed by a "coven" of older women who rely on signs to run their community, she is very self sufficient taking care of herself, but always with the knowledge that the zombies are still around, however they seem to have mutated
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jenn lives at a community who're seeing her as bad luck. She became an orphan at as a teenager and had to stand up for herself ever since her father died. Her only friend is Stu. He's the brother she never had. Together they've been on countless trips to salvage or trade anything they need.
The community is lead by the coven. Seven women decide what needs to be done to survive. They think it's time for jenn to marry. Stu takes jenn on a trip to Alcatraz. A nearby community who has a lot of availa
Camilla Hansen
Compared to other zombie novels I've read, this one has a charm they don't. It feels like a survival zombie game with a good storyline in a book, which made it feel so much more alive and dynamic for me.

Although I had some issues with Jenn being portrayed as a strong independent outcast type girl, there were times when even people who respect her as this (e.g. Stu) would 180 and say something slightly demeaning due to her sex. As in: I know you're tough as nails and can hold your own, but I can'
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have a tough time taking zombie apocalypse books seriously so I wasn't sure how much I was going to like this, the blurb however sounded interesting so I decided to give it a go. I'm really glad that I did, the book was very entertaining!

The characters are fantastic, Jillybean, Jenn, Mike & Stu are all very different and yet they all ft together really well and they're so easy to like. The supporting cast is also well crafted.

I was impressed by the world building it was vivid and believable an
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Dark Look At The Latter Years Of Post-Apoc Society

The characters are real. The societies they barely exist in are very diverse, fringe, and extreme. This is a very dark, scary look at what could be after most of the human race has gone. You are left with those who are desperate, scared, scratching out a bare existence in a ruined world full of giant undead monsters. The main character, Jenn, goes from a self sufficient young girl who still holds much fear of the world outside her small communi
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars rounded down to 2. I had rounded up but after a little bit of time thinking about it, the parts I didn't like have stuck with me much more than the parts I enjoyed.

I have to say that I like the premise of this book and I like the "growing zombie" idea. It's something that makes this universe unique among other zombie fiction. The beginning part is great as it sets the (bleak, very bleak) tone for the world and establishes characters and "the rules" of how the zombies work.

The story rea
Heather H. Pogson
Zombies? Check. Epic story? Double check. Fear factor? OMG GASP! :O

A "cursed" teenage girl sets out on high stakes journey to save her friends back home, but what she finds instead is the courage to be and accept herself even when no one else would.

When I read the words, "THE END". This was my reaction, "Nooooooooo~! Where's the next book? I NEED THE NEXT BOOK!"

I was hooked by the characters and worldbuilding of this book. The story kept me swiping through the ebook pages way into the wee hours
Fiona Findlater
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombie
I've read a lot of zombie apocalypse books and in the beginning I used to love reading about how they came about and how humans adapted to the change. This book is way beyond that, years on where children don't know or remember what civilisation used to be like. They have to make do with the resources that have been left behind. What would happen, how would you live without electricity, hot running water, would humans unite and work together, would it bring out the good or the bad in the human r ...more
Sabrina Sellers
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book that really grabbed my attention and held on, not like some others I've read lately. I think it is part of a series, but I did just fine reading it as a standalone. There's a girl and a guy, and they're not sure they want to be together, but the choices are limited in the postapocalypse. The romance was a part of the story, but not the main part, so if you don't like that, you might still like this book. I don't want to give too much away, but there are zombies, of course, ...more
Cindy S
Apocalypse books are my "Fav".

Jenn Lockhart, 15, lives in a community-The Coven-and it is a very harsh world. Set in the hills of San Francisco, the community has tall gates that keep the dead out, but one has to go outside those gates to find much of the food and other necessities when needed. Jenn has been labeled bad luck to those who live there, as well as the Alcatraz community across the harbor. She looks for signs, that guide her through each day However, she is still known for her brave
Amanda Osteen
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Is it possible for an author to ALWAYS surpass your expectations? I devoured the Undead series, giving up sleep just to see what would happen next. I was devastated and disappointed when it ended, I mean, how could it possibly be over?? THEN, LIKE A BEACON Peter released Generation Z! SHE'S BACK!!! Love the time spent building the characters, and the story development. I will be ANXIOUSLY awaiting book 2. Seriously so excited for this spin off! If you have not yet done so, I highl
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was actually the first time I read a book about zombies, I’m actually used to watching zombies in movies and series.

At first I was a bit sceptical about a zombie story but after a few pages I realised that was unfounded..

The story unfolds as 12 years later after the outbreak of the apocalypse everyone is doing what needs to be done to survive in a damaged and broken world.

Jenn Lockheart and Stu Currans are residing at the Hilltop which is controlled by The Coven, a group of women with spiri
sai rahul
Well, the first half of the book didn't feel as immersive as the second half. All of the first half of the book seemed as if it was written for the second half. The characters that were built didn't feel deep enough and sometimes it felt that some situations are just put there for pure entertainment that did not have great connection with the main story.
Enough with the negatives, once I have started reading the second half all the negatives that I was complaining about faded away and reading thr
Traci Chapman
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Redeeming and well done

I was surprised when this developed into part of the Undead World universe. I loved that series initially, and Jillybean led a cast of characters who were among my favorites in apocalyptic fiction. However, I lost some of that affection as time went on and she so completely became “Eve;” the loss of the best of the rest of the people in that world sealed that for me. However, it was redeemed for me with this book. I really liked the new characters and hope to continue on
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Peter Meredith is the multi-genre author of an author of 35 novels in a variety of genres: Horror, zombies, post-apocalypse and Fantasy. Some of his creative work includes The Trilogy of Void, The Hidden Lands series, The Sacrificial Daughter, A Perfect America, Sprite and The Apocalypse Undead World.
Having tried his hand in real estate, as an emergency room nurse, and a CEO of a national lighting

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