Sunday Spotlight and Book Review!

Hello, blog followers and fans! I hope everyone is doing great! I have a treat for ya’ll! An author spotlight! and a review of one of the author’s stories. ๐Ÿ™‚ Today, I’ve picked…

Sarah Pinborough

๐Ÿ™‚ I just finished Zombie Apocalypse Diary Entry #1, so it seemed right. Here’s a bit about her from her Goodreads page.

Sarah Pinborough is the NYT bestselling and Sunday Times #1 Bestselling author of ‘Behind Her Eyes’ which has sold in over 25 territories thus far and will be shown as a six part drama on Netflix in 2020 and the Sunday Times Bestseller, ‘Cross Her Heart’. She has also written books across a variety of genres including the YA thriller 13 Minutes (in development with Netflix). Her next novel ‘Dead To Her’ comes out from William Morrow in the US in feb 2020 and HarperFiction in the UK in August 2020. It is already in development for US television.

You can follow her on Twitter @sarahpinborough

and her author site is: http://www.sarahpinborough.com

here’s what I read by her:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CB947XY

(love that cover by the way!) Blurb:

OMG! As the Zombie Apocalypse takes hold of London, for 13-year-old Maddy Wood it will be a birthday that she will never forget.

As the dead rise as flesh-eating ghouls and the chaos starts to spread, so Maddy begins to record her thoughts and feelings in her personal diary, little knowing that her life is about to change forever…

So what did I think of it?

3 stars!

2.5, but I’m rounding up because I liked the narrator. So three

It wasn’t really what I expected, but I still liked it alright. It was more of a kid complaining to their journal than anything else. We didn’t even see the zombies in this installment of the story.

But the narrator did a really good job. It sounded like a real, whiny teen, so that was good. And there were a few sound effects, which was a nice touch.

The story did show us glimpses of a UK in serious unrest, so I know the zombie bits are coming. Just not yet. Maybe in the next book? I think there’s a whole series that goes along with these little half-hour audiobooks, so maybe I’ll read that, and these will make more sense/be better.

So, not exactly what I thought, but still entertaining.

So it was a fun story. I’ll probably buy the second installment on payday. ๐Ÿ™‚

So! Let’s look at a couple of her other stories! Because I love pretty covers.

Toby’s life was perfectly normal… until it was unravelled by something as simple as a blood test.

Taken from his family, Toby now lives in the Death House: an out-of-time existence far from the modern world, where he, and the others who live there, are studied by Matron and her team of nurses. They’re looking for any sign of sickness. Any sign of their wards changing. Any sign that it’s time to take them to the sanatorium.

No one returns from the sanatorium.

Withdrawn from his house-mates and living in his memories of the past, Toby spends his days fighting his fear. But then a new arrival in the house shatters the fragile peace, and everything changes.

Because everybody dies. It’s how you choose to live that counts.

and this one!

Rachel Wright wakes up in the hospital one morning with no memory of who she is. It takes a while, but once she gets over the shock she decides amnesia isnโ€™t all bad. Rachel grasps this opportunity for a fresh start. What does she care if everyone she used to know thinks sheโ€™d changed a bit too much? Life is good for the โ€œnewโ€ Rachel. . . . But now her life is starting to fray at the edges. Sheโ€™s been having hideous nightmares and seeing strange things in mirrors. Sheโ€™s becoming more and more certain that something bad is coming. Something wants to break into this world, to play games of blood and death with the living. And itโ€™s coming for Rachel.

both those sound really cool. ๐Ÿ™‚ They’ve been added to my to-read list.

Make sure and check Sarah out! Especially her little audiobooks if you zomibes and audible. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll try and be back tomorrow with another post. probably a little review. ๐Ÿ™‚ Not King Clown, which I’m currently reading, but maybe a shorter book/story. ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy reading! Love, Lennie! โค

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