Saturday, April 30, 2016

Z is for The Z-Day Trilogy Book 0: Creation of the Living Dead by Mark Cusco Ailes

Ted Hollman, the son of Professor Nicholas and Kathy Hollman, has a plan more ingenuous than his parents. Instead of creating a legion of zombies and zombiefied animals for a small zombie park, he wants to build a massive zombie theme park on a remote island. He believes he cracked the formula for making the perfect smart zombie soldiers which his parents failed to achieve. He leaves the United States for an island that his backers purchased where he can continue his parent’s research. The mystery of where the bodies came from that were made into zombies for the zombie park will be revealed. 

My Review:

Creation of the Living Dead is a prequel to Zombie Park.   Even if you haven't read the other books in the trilogy it is still a really interesting book. Even though the ending leaves a lot of unanswered questions, I kind of expected it to happen since it is a prequel, so I wasn't upset by it.  It helped that the author did a good job of setting up a story that pulled me in and makes me want to find out what will happen in the rest of the trilogy. 

I'm not sure if I actually like any of the characters yet. From what I've seen of them all of them are pretty crappy people. No one of them really stood out as being better than the rest. Even the one character who actually cared about the people being experimented on I'm still not sure about.  But the way the story was written it made me interested in finding out if any of them deserve to not get eaten.

Overall even though the book is short and is a lead in to the series it kept me interested and made me want to read more. It's currently free for Kindle so I definitely recommend picking it up.


  1. This sounds like Jurassic Park re-written with zombies, but it could make an interesting read :)

  2. Great idea reviewing books for the challenge. I know the authors really appreciate it. Are you cross-posting them to Amazon, Goodreads, etc?

  3. I'd really like to read your post, thank you!