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Review: Zocopalypse by Angel Lawson





IMG_2436The last time Alexandra sees her scientist father he tells her to wait two weeks for him to return. If he doesn’t, she and her mother must find her sister, over three hundred miles away, in one of the states under quarantine.

A virus is infecting the healthy, turning them into raging, cannibalistic versions of their former selves. Dr. Ramsey has spent months studying the E-TR virus, including Alex in his trials. Before he leaves he hands Alexandra what may be the most valuable information in existence. Information that more than one powerful group would go to great lengths to possess.

Alexandra is no match for this world—one where men and women crave the taste of flesh and the weak are a liability, but she made her father a promise. One she intends to keep no matter how many lives are lost on the way.

 – REVIEW – 

Alexandra (Alex) Ramsey is a young woman without a home. Life, as she knew it, changed the day the E-TR virus was unleashed upon mankind.  With one bite, the E-TR virus changes its infected victims into deranged cannibals, Eaters.

Following the “last resort” instructions given to her by her father (the scientist attempting to develop the vaccine against E-TR),  Alex and her mother embark on a horrific journey to safety. But what is safe anymore?  And who can you trust when civilization has broken down to the point that trust has become an archaic notion?

Author Angel Lawson sure knows how to tell a story and her latest offering, Zocopalypse, is another tale well told.  Originating as a companion piece to her 2012 novel, Fangirl, Lawson dives straight into the zombie genre like a seasoned pro and does not disappoint. At times, this reader was shouting out to the heroine “No, no, no, Alex! Don’t do that!” — much as one would at a midnight screening of any cult classic. It’s that spellbinding.

Employing a technique that alternates chapters between the seemingly innocent time before the pandemic, and the ghastly reality of the present, Lawson has written an absolutely gripping tale of survival.  It’s riveting and culminates in a series of unforeseen twists that left this reader stunned. Granted, this story has a number of cliffies (there will be a concluding sequel), but don’t wait for the sequel — the Eaters might get you!


* I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. *



Product Details

  • File Size: 3939 KB
  • Print Length: 276 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Entertwine Publishing (October 25, 2015)
  • Publication Date: October 25, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0176N724K



5669074Angel Lawson lives with her family in Atlanta and has a lifelong obsession with creating fiction from reality, either with paint or words. On a typical day you can find her writing, reading, plotting her escape from the zombie apocalypse and trying to get the glitter out from under her nails.

She is the author of the completed Wraith Series, Serial Summer, FanGirl, and Vigilant. She is the co-author of the New Adult Paranormal book, Odin’s Murder with Kira Gold.



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