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Thursday, 10 July 2014

Kick Ass Review of Lockdown from The Bookie Monster

Review

Oh my goodness!  The ending of this book alone is worthy of 5 little bookie monsters!  Lockdown is like anything I’ve read recently.
Leah is trying to impress a guy… and, as usually happens, she’s made a fool of herself.  At least she thought she did.  Jake is the office practical joker and Leah thought that she could grab his attention by sending him a completely fake video about a virus that is spreading… and turning people into zombies.  Only, instead of sending it to Jake she sends it to Jamie, her boss.  She fears for her job, believes that she will have to move back home and face the disappointment of her parents, lose her apartment and quite possible her best friend, Michelle.  But Jamie doesn’t take it as the joke it was meant to be and runs a news story on it.  Things just snowball from there.
But perhaps the video wasn’t as fake as she thought it was.  Now the government is imposing a mandatory lockdown.  Then Leah witnesses firsthand the horrors of AM13 (that’s what the government has dubbed this new virus).  In her panicked state of mind she decides she can’t stay cooped up in the office; she needs to get to her family.  And it seems she isn’t the only one locked down in the office that feels this way.  Leah, Michelle, and Jake make plans to sneak off and get to their respective families.  They have no idea what really lies ahead of them.  The trio goes through so much in such a short amount of time.
But perhaps the video wasn’t as fake as she thought it was.  Now the government is imposing a mandatory lockdown.  Then Leah witnesses firsthand the horrors of AM13 (that’s what the government has dubbed this new virus).  In her panicked state of mind she decides she can’t stay cooped up in the office; she needs to get to her family.  And it seems she isn’t the only one locked down in the office that feels this way.  Leah, Michelle, and Jake make plans to sneak off and get to their respective families.  They have no idea what really lies ahead of them.  The trio goes through so much in such a short amount of time.
Once this story gets you in its clutches, it won’t let go until the very end.
The only part that I do wish would have been expanded a little more is when Leah runs into Mike.  You get the feeling that he knows something more than he’s letting on, but then he just disappears.  I have a couple of scenarios running through my head… who knows what really happened.
And the ending… it’s twisted and I love it!!
For lovers of the zombie genre, you will eat this one up!  Even those who aren’t lovers of the genre, there are components of other genres present enough to appeal to a broad audience.  It’s a quick read… I got through it in a couple of hours.  A perfect summer, zombie fun read!

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