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Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter #2

Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter 2: The Axe Will Fall

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After being acquitted of brutally slaying her parents, Lizzie Borden thinks her nightmare is over—but it’s only just begun!

Now Lizzie and the citizens of Fall River must battle a new surge of flesh-eaters, this time with a heartbreaking twist: the infected creatures are friends and family, hidden away by their grief-stricken caregivers.

When her sister Emma becomes a pawn in the growing war against the undead, Lizzie has no choice but to pick up her axe again. With the help of her charming self-defense instructor, Pierre, she vows to end the horrific zombie menace, once and for all. But can she overcome her personal demons and the rampaging monsters, no matter the cost?

NOTE: The book does contain spoilers if you have not read the first book, Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter.

170 pages, Kindle Edition

First published May 14, 2018

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C.A. Verstraete

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Profile Image for Angela Crawford.
381 reviews20 followers
May 22, 2018
Lizzie Borden is back and so are the zombies shambling their way through this fun and engaging book. Lizzie has lost none of her bad-assitude as she deals with the latest zombie outbreak in Fall River. Joined by her former self-defense instructor (and possible love interest) Pierre, Lizzie must figure out who’s behind the outbreak. I loved the way Lizzie’s insecurities, fears and determination make her more real as she tries to solve the mystery, rescue Emma, and fight off the zombie hordes. Filled with exciting and somewhat gruesome action, and an ever deepening mystery that kept me glued to the page until the very end of this well written tale. A fast paced and enchanting 4.5 star read.
Profile Image for Gigi.
158 reviews
May 23, 2018
Christine has done it again and even better with the second book in the series! The readers meet up with Lizzie again and follow her on her search to discover why the Zombies are back yet again! The author intertwines a little romance which creates another dimension of Lizzie. The wonderfully written details provide vivid images from scene to scene without providing too much gory on the Zombies. The description of one Zombie who was once a grand old lady, a beloved grandmother, even made this one-dimensional Zombie seem loveable until she started smacking her lips and growling. Lizzie is a strong woman that is not afraid to take on anyone, even a group of Zombies ready to chump on her. Kudos to Christine for continuing the saga of Lizzie Borden!
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176 reviews15 followers
May 28, 2018
The first book in this series was good enough - I loved to read a new take on the old story of Lizzie Borden! It was just amazing and I LOVED the ending because it left me wanting more and it was clear there would be more. And now we have yet another story, kind of a second coming if you will :) Once Lizzie finds out from Pierre that the "tonic" was available as a recipe and literally ANYONE who had known about it could use it, Lizzie is not surprised when things begin again. This time though she can't blame her father or the other culprits from the first book so who is behind the uprising this time? Honestly I wondered about The Society and some of its' members, I was not sure that somehow one of them went rogue and used the tonic for their own benefit. Lizzie met quite a few new people such as Pierre - who was their trainer from The Society; as well as another Society member who gained her mistrust throughout the first book. I liked the juxtaposition of what we have been told about Lizzie, that she was self-centered and did not care for her sister Emma much nor anyone else against the Lizzie from the books, who has a great love for her sister Emma and puts her first. For example the men Lizzie meets; it is clear she cares for Pierre, but she decides that Emma needs him more so she attempts to stop herself from liking him. Unfortunately for Emma he is all about Lizzie, and it continues right into this book, although Lizzie fights it thinking that she is just not good enough or young enough for him. This book is set just a few months after Lizzie's trial has ended, only just a few days after the end of the first book, but the beginning of each chapter still has question from the trial or snippets from the news at that time, which is continuing to bring the original story into the nightmare of the books. Lizzie is still a great huntress and zombie killer, but at the beginning of this book, she is just tired, she does NOT want to keep doing this. It needs to be over in her opinion.

The one thing about these zombies is different - it seems that it's not a virus, but a recipe that causes the issues - even though they are still "contagious" with their bites. And the reader can almost smell the nastiness that Lizzie and corporation get a whiff of every time zombies are around. This is different because I read and watch EVERY zombie show I can imagine and I have never read about such a horrible stench being present and alerting the fighters to the presence of the zombies. Normally I have heard of the noise of their shuffling and all of that, but in these books it is clear that their smell is the best indicator of their presence. However, the book is VERY graphic about what the scene is, so please be aware of that before reading it. Very gory and I love it, but not everyone does. Unfortunately for me, this book made me sad from the beginning, but you have to read it to find out why that is. But it's clear that someone is using Lizzie's father's name to do the dirty deeds and carry on this horrifying circus. And when Emma goes missing, Lizzie has to search even harder and faster to find her sister. I must say that although to tell anything else would be to give away GREAT spoilers, I was utterly shocked at the outcome at the end of this book and who was involved. It is completely unexpected! Yet another great read, I am actually hoping for another book even though it appears to be over. Another 5 star read in my opinion :) Must read for any zombie/historical fiction lover!
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2,326 reviews102 followers
May 19, 2018
I just love this world that the author has created for Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter where if you want you can take a stroll down main street with your main squeeze at your side but watch out because you may have to fight a zombie or two before the night is over.

Lizzie thought her zombie fighting days were over and that all she had to do now was lead the life she always wanted and take care of her dog as well. After her sister, Emma comes up missing Lizzie calls on her friend Pierre to help find Emma.

Zombies start popping up once again and this time around the zombies are family members of the people who live in Fall River when the zombies escape and start strolling through town attacking people Lizzie has no choice but to pick up her axe once again.

Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter 2: The Axe Will Fall is a fast paced read that has lots of zombie fighting action that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. I love the combination of the Lizzie Borden story and zombies and the world building is so amazingly incredible. I can’t get enough of it. I hope this is not the last of Lizzie Borden and the zombies that we see.

I would recommend Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter 2: The Axe Will Fall to all horror fans who love zombies. But I would suggest that you read Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter: Every Family Has Its Secrets book one first.
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2,089 reviews148 followers
May 24, 2018
4 Cranky Stars

Lizzie Borden is trying to get her life back on track after the tragic deaths of her parents and the subsequent trial. She is trying to make sense of the mystery that is unraveling in her tiny town. The threat had supposedly been taken care of but the zombies are back. Her sister is now in the wind and she is determined to find her. Lizzie and Pierre set out to save the people of Falls River.

This book was a quick read for me. It picks up where book one left off. We see the burgeoning relationship between Lizzie and Pierre. I really hope they become a power couple. These are fun reads if you like mystery and some gory elements in your stories.
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2,242 reviews65 followers
August 16, 2018
In the previous novel we meet Lizzie Borden a woman who is put on trial for killing her family. The truth is that she had no choice. They were zombies. Now she is back, and so are the zombies. Her sister Emma, who is now a zombie, is kidnapped. While searching for her, Lizzie uncovers some answers to the mysteries of the undead.

This book was awesome just like the first. It's hard to review and not drop a bunch of spoilers. I'll just say that its detailed and action packed. Lizzie and Pierre are both amazing characters and I'm glad things happen the way they do for them. The ending was really thrilling and it seemed like, maybe, it will be leading to another book. If so I can't wait to read it!


Profile Image for Elizabeth Cash.
Author 25 books94 followers
May 29, 2018
Alright guys. So, I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing this book as well as the first one. The thing is, most books don't have a well enough follow through for me to read the entire second book to a series or a duo. BUT…. I mean a huge but, C. A. Verstraete was able to not only keep my attention, but she friggin' executed the entire thing! I was capitvated by how well the story panned out. It was thrilling in all the right places and not once did it let up on suspense.

Lizzie was finally living the life she had always wanted, leaving behind her zombie fighting days. Or so she thought. When her sister goes missing, other…things…start to pop up. Things like ZOMBIES!! And Lizzie has to pick up her infamous axe and start hacking the zombies away so she can find her sister and save the day once again.

This is a must read with five stars from this NerdGirl to back it up. Pick up your copy and get lost with Lizzie as she axes her way to being more than just the girl who "killed" her parents.
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3,055 reviews21 followers
August 13, 2018
Lizzie has now been cleared for the murder of her Farther and Mrs Borden and while now ostracized by those she once thought friends she is happy in her Big home with her dog Laddie and Emma. Just when she think life has settled down the monsters she though they had banished are back and it looks like new thugs are taking over sending them out into the community to cause mayhem. Once again Pierre is at her side and he keeps pushing for a conversation about them but by golly is Lizzie good at deflecting! There are some great twists and a few moments where you think either Lizzie or Pierre are done for which keeps you on your toes and wondering how will this all end for them both!
November 18, 2018
I should start reading more zombie stories, as I had a blast reading Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter 2: The Axe Will Fall. No, it's not quite as good as the first book, but most sequels are always inferior to the original, so the story's shortcomings didn't bother me one bit.

At under 200 page, the sequel was a quick read for me last week. The author does a good job creating an interesting fictional version of Lizzie Borden. The best part of this installment is the budding relationship between Lizzie and Pierre.

Overall, I enjoyed reading Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter 2: The Axe Will Fall. It's a fast-paced, well-written supernatural thriller.
Profile Image for Soobie has an expiration date!.
6,271 reviews113 followers
January 16, 2022
A victim of my reading slump. This is the only reason I gave this book two stars. I mean, it was OK, but it couldn't keep me interested in it for a long time. And this explains why I needed four months to read it.

I liked the story and I liked the twist the author gave to Lizzie Borden's story. I also like her as a character, apart from the times she takes stupid decisions which put in danger people around her.

I'm ready for my next zombie novel!
61 reviews
July 27, 2018
Good Read!

I was a little sad to see this one end. I am hoping for a book 3? This is an interesting take on Lizzie Borden and I found myself hoping Lizzie could come out on top! This is a good read!
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