Saturday, October 19, 2013

Book: Contaminated

I try my best to write honest reviews that are fair. I do my best to try to find the book in a book and not to go hating on it because a lot of work was put into it. Doing that with this book is going to be very hard but I will try to do my best.
First off the book was made up of mostly back story. About 3/4 of the book was back story. Backstory is okay a lot of writers could use more of it. But having backstory over power your whole book to the point where I can no longer see the plot is a major problem.
The next problem was Velvet. While I did like how strong she was, there was just so much to her that was missing. And I found the love story in the book to be just like everything else. Nothing new was brought to the table. And with a book like the this you need strong, well crafted characters to bring it up, and make it readable.
At times the way that the book did not follow the norm of most zombie books there were many points while reading it that I wish it did. A zombie book needs acton and horror. This book had none of it. It just kept going endlessly. I found that I had to talk myself in to picking up the book to read it. I really don't want to be a rude and nasty reviewer but had I not been reading this book to review it, I would not have finished it.
One thing that was good was the author's writing. I have a feeling that is why the book got published because the story and the characters fell very flat. I hope that in the future the writer of the book can keep up the points  of her writing and fix the problems with the characters, story, plot, and setting.
Over all I can not recommend this book when there are so many other great ones out there to be read.

( YA 13 and up)

Stars: * 1.3                      Level: Rather Be ZOMBIE 

I was given a copy of the book by the publisher. This did not in anyway effect my review or thoughts on the book


  1. A zombie book without action or horror, crappy characterization and a dull romance? What's the point of this book? haha. Honestly most of the reviews I have read on this one had been complaining about a lot of the same things so I had quickly lost interest in it. Such a shame it seemed like it had a lot of potential!

    1. Yes, for once I fully agree with many of my fellow reviewers!
      I did ask myself at many points what the point of the book was! mostly because of the never ending and in many cases pointless backstory.
      Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  2. It's so hard when you just really can't find good things to say about a book. And I can't stand it when a book is mostly backstory - very frustrating!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  3. How does a book about zombies work without any action or horror?! And too much backstory? Oh no. Too bad you didn't enjoy it, especially since it sounds like the author could have done better. Maybe their next book will be better!

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction


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