Thursday, October 29, 2015

Day of the Fish-Zombies~Tom Shutt | Review

Title: Day of the Fish-Zombies
Author: Tom Shutt
Genre: Choose your destiny/Middle grade/post apocalyptic
Length: Varies
Release: October 2015
My Rating: 4/5 Stars

I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

I have always been fascinated by the "you choose" novels. They were a big thing in the '80s and '90s and I remember reading one with my brother when I was little. I don't remember what it was about, just that we got to make a choice and follow different roads. I'm excited these seem to be coming back. I think there is a lot of potential in the concept. 
This novel follows you, the main character, as a Fish-Zombie apocalypse begins. There are many choices to be made and many paths to take that will either end in your survival through the day or your death. I haven't yet followed every path, but I've done a few and both lived and died. I'm excited to continue reading and see exactly how many different paths there are to take. You meet new characters on each different path and encounter new obstacles. 

One thing that I really enjoy about this is the writing combined with the fact that it can be read by a wide range of readers. While it's geared toward middle grade readers, it can be enjoyed by many others. The different paths are well connected and a lot of work was obviously put into keeping the story flowing no matter which path is chosen. 

Overall this is a really fun survival story where you get to decide your fate. I think a lot of people would enjoy the adventure offered and the interactive aspect of the story. 

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