Once Upon a Zombie (Book) Review
Not so much?
Book One: The Color of Fear “Caitlin Fletcher went numb with fear…” Fear is a big part of Caitlin Fletcher’s life. Even as a young child, she simply went rigid with fear at often commonplace events, and that fear has only grown in the years since her mother’s disappearance. Now, as she faces a big […]
Book One: The Color of Fear
“Caitlin Fletcher went numb with fear…”
Fear is a big part of Caitlin Fletcher’s life. Even as a young child, she simply went rigid with fear at often commonplace events, and that fear has only grown in the years since her mother’s disappearance. Now, as she faces a big social event at her new school in England, she is frozen in fear at the thought of dancing in front of others. What will they think? How will she react? Will the awful events of her last dance repeat themselves once more? As she wrestles with the question of whether she should attend the dance and risk embarrassing herself, or skip the dance and become a social pariah, Caitlin soon finds out that dancing is the least of her worries this Halloween night.
It seems there have been a number of truly odd sightings at cemeteries around the world. As Caitlin writes for a website covering just that sort of phenomenon, her new friend Jack brings her the information and suggests they make a trek there after the dance. But due to some rather mean-spirited antics by some of the popular girls in school and the impetuousness of her genius little sister, Caitlin unwillingly sets off on the quest of her life – though she’ll have face many of her fears in the name of saving her little sister (and a whole world), Caitlin also finds out that fear itself isn’t always a bad thing.
Whether you’re a young reader or an adult who just loves a good story, you’ll find Once Upon a Zombie to be a fantastic read. Caitlin is completely believable as a teenaged girl who is often paralyzed by fear but does the right thing anyway. And the premise itself is both unique and a lot of fun. You’ll find tons of characters from the fairy tales of your youth – and they are all zombies. The fairy tale world they live in has been overtaken by a terrible curse. Though the princesses – Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White – has staved off complete zombification so far, they’ll need Caitlin’s help if they want to prevent become red-eyed, flesh-eating monsters like the rest of the fairy tale world. Though there are plenty of tense moments and lots of action, it isn’t truly scary, so even pre-teen readers should be able to enjoy the action without too much trembling under the covers. It’s a wonderful read, just perfect for the upcoming Halloween season.