Dead Meat Day 9 by Nick Clausen Book Review
The world is growing desperate as the zombie population continues to rise. Without a scientific cure, the threat of nuclear war has arisen. But Dan and company aren’t willing to give up. They are determined to find a way to cure the world and avoid all out war.
The clock is ticking as the story progresses and the characters face ever growing challenges. Not only are the zombies increasing in number, but so are the humans who have given in to their darker sides. For some, it's easy to push aside their morals when faced with what seems to be an incurable disease. To them, ridding the world of zombies is seen as heroic instead of nefarious. Readers will be held in suspense as Dan and the others encounter these shady characters. After all, if the world is cured they would go back to being villains. And they certainly can’t have that happen.
Right up until the end Nick Clausen keeps the reader guessing as to which direction the story will go. While Dan, William, and the rest have a good idea of how to end the apocalypse, there’s no telling if they will be able to accomplish their goals in time to halt the military. There is a sense of urgency as the characters race to save the world, ramping up the tension and keeping readers on the edge of their seats.
I do wish Iver would have been given a bit more page time. His situation was precarious at best as he struggled to save himself and the little boy left with him. The scenes they have are certainly nail-biting, but I would have liked to see it drawn out a bit more. And while the story came full circle by the end it felt like it wrapped up a bit too quickly.
Overall I enjoyed the Dead Meat series. The episodic storytelling played into the plot and gave readers something to look forward to with each new book. There was a promise of ever-increasing stakes, world-building, and intense characters. I’m sad to see it come to an end.
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