Ashley Parker just got out of a bad marriage, she’s back in school and studying Liberal Arts. She’s got a boy toy to keep her mind preoccupied for now, but unfortunately things are quickly turned upside down when she gets groped by a hungry zombie whilst on a picnic trip in the woods. Things turns from bad to worse quicker than a bad director falling into a pool of cash with an obsession of remaking horror films. However, Ashley survives and becomes a part of an elite group of “wild cards”, who have an immunity to the zombie virus. These “wild cards” have the distinct mission of trying to save the town from the zombie threat, the problem is, will the few “wild cards” actually be able to stop the masses of ravenous freaks without being ripped to shreds?
Plague Town: An Ashley Parker Novel, is the first instalment of a planned trilogy, which follows the story of Ashley Parker and her escapades as one of these “wild cards”. Not only is her senses somewhat enhanced, but she has to deal with becoming a zombie killing machine, whilst dealing with her own human urges. We are presented with a novel by Dana Fredsti, of excellent movie quotes, exceptional characterisation that makes it easy for the reader to fall in love with the book in a whole and of course, we have the gore that comes along with every zombie apocalypse.
As a reviewer, I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to the zombie genre, not only in books, but also in cinema and recently in TV entertainment as well. We all love The Walking Dead, even though it’s more like “The Talking Dead”, but as far as I’m concerned, Plague Town would blow it out of the water. It’s a girlier version of an apocalyptic tale, which makes it perfect for a prime-time television spot, but it gives enough action so that the boys would also love it. Yes, as the author herself calls it, this is a Buffy-Zombie tale! It’s quirky, fun, sexy, sad and it kicks ass. In other words, this is essentially a novel that will give the zombie genre a new push into entertainment.
So, if you loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer and George A. Romero films, get your hands on this book, because it’s basically those two combined. It’s awesome, it’s girly and it’s exactly what Killer Aphrodite is about… In other words, kick-ass heroines ROCKS OUR BOATS!