We received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through the Juniper Grove Review Library.
Publisher: Montag Press
Genre: YA Horror / Paranormal
SPRING BREAK GETS WILD ON THE LIVELIEST CRUISE IN THE PACIFIC UNTIL THE UNDEAD CRASH THE PARTY.
Eighteen-year-old Sylva Fleischer and her friends raise the dead for a living for police investigations and mourning families. Two years after her high school crush, a hot guy named Brandon, is assumed dead, Sylva’s friends convince her to go on a spring break cruise in an effort to suppress her depression over him. But when passengers mysteriously die and reanimate into flesheating zombies like she’s never seen before, Sylva plunges into a horrifying struggle between a ship infested with the undead and the scariest thing of all: a second chance with Brandon after she discovers he’s still alive. This is a zombie story that eats right to the core and leaves you licking your chops for more.
Got zombies? Sylva Slasher does...
There's so much awesome action that isn't redundant or predictable. Who you think are safe, aren't necessarily safe and I find this always puts me on edge, especially with vibrant characters like Sylva, Emily & Flip. I also really enjoyed the injection of the Hawaiian modern culture. Anya was an unstoppable villain, of sorts.
The part leading up to the ending was a bit distracting. Suddenly, like her, I didn't know what was real and what wasn't and it was confusing for a while. I almost gave this a 4 star because of it felt like there were two different stories that were mashed together, but I realized I liked both versions.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
His novel The Confessions of Sylva Slasher was released April 14, 2013 by Montag Press. The second book in his series, Sk8board Xombies, will be available next year.
Ace's short story Dead Chick Walking made the Fall 2013 edition of the best-selling Calliope Magazine and his science fiction story, They, won the Honorable Mention distinction for the 2013 Writers of the Future Award.
For updates and news, follow him on Twitter @aceantoniohall, like his facebook author fan page or visit www.aceantoniohall.com where you can read his blog, updated regularly.