Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Book Tour Review & Giveaway: Undying by Valerie Grosjean


Undying by Valerie Grosjean
(Undying #1)
Publication date: September 29th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult, Zombies

This is a story of love . . . and zombies.

When eighteen-year-old college freshman Christian discovers his dormitory is crawling with the living dead, he knows he has a problem. But once he learns the whole country is overrun by the flesh-eating horde, he must race to protect what matters to him most.

Sixteen-year-old Iris, the girl he loves, is stranded eighty miles away, alone and completely unaware of the gruesome threat surrounding her.

Christian’s plan is to evade the zombies, drive the distance to rescue Iris, and get them both to his family farm—where there are guns, fuel, and everything else they’ll need to survive. His mission seems simple: Get the girl, get to the farm, and stay alive.

Things get complicated when Christian is forced to make an unthinkable choice between Iris and his family. Someone he loves must die, and he must decide.


3 Stars

This novel starts out with 18 year old Christian about to profess his love to his best friend, 16 year old Iris. The next morning, Christian wakes up to a virus that has invaded the local water supply and created zombies of those who didn’t get the memo. He ends up battling his former dorm mates for his lucky hide. He makes it out into the parking garage, meets a local rock star, and makes his way out of town to rescue the love of his life. He finds her rescued by the local basketball hunk, Mike, and Mike’s little brother who is carrying a deadly secret. They make it out to Christian’s father’s farm; only to have to battle their worst fears- some of the loved ones have turned and are coming for them. Christian may have found and rescued Iris only to lose her in the very end. The book ends with a cliffhanger- a mysterious repeating message on the radio that could save ‘em or kill ‘em.

I am slightly obsessed with zombie/end of the world/dystopian novels, as most people can tell if they read my list of past reviewed books. This book was not a bad addition to the genre, but didn’t offer anything super new or eyebrow- rising to the zombie genre. This was a good young adult version with a bit more goo and gore than most. It was a nice change to have a book given from a male’s perspective and Christian is a genuinely easy character to like.


Valerie Grosjean is the author of the young adult novel UNDYING. She grew up on a Nebraska farm. After college, she married and moved to Northern California, where she lives with her husband and their two young children. Her obsession with zombie movies inspired UNDYING, her first novel and the beginning of the Undying series.

Author Links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7306455.Valerie_Grosjean
Facebook: http://valeriegrosjeanbooks.com/
Website: http://valeriegrosjeanbooks.com/


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