I told you guys a lie. It was an accidental lie, but I’m sorry still. It’s terrible to be the misleader-of-trusting-innocents like yourselves.
I said we’d be talking about Jack Flacco’s Ranger Martin and the Zombie Apocalypse this week. And then I changed my mind. We’re going to talk about it next week, and it looks like Jack himself is going to stop by and join us!! So don’t miss next Monday. It’s going to be a blast—and I won’t change my mind again. About that. I really can’t make promises about anything else.
That’s what I’m here for.
You’ll be happy to know that I’m now only 9 books behind schedule. *does a premature happy dance*
I may not make it to 75 books, but I’m okay with that.
Let’s talk about the Razorland series by Ann Aguirre, shall we?
First of all, these books are fun. In the beginning, things are weird and you’re not sure what’s happening and then you get hooked on the characters and the plot begins to unfold and you try to put it down and go. to. bed. because you have to get up early the next morning but you can’t because what is happening?! And the pages just keep turning and before you know it you’re out of control and the third book is over and you don’t know what to do with yourself.
This is what happened to someone I know. Not me. I am totally in control. *ahem*
They’re not “zombie” books, but they have a flare to them that encompasses multiple genres—and zombie-lovers can’t help but draw parallels between Ann’s monsters and the undead.
Deuce, our heroine, is indomitable. Not once does she balk in the face of danger or hesitate when her impressive skills are called into action. She is a warrior—a huntress of sorts. Or she was before she realized the world she knew had been created to control her. Once she is free to think for herself she discovers that she is more than just a fighter. She can be compassionate and kind. She can take care of others, or let them take care of her. She can love and be loved. She can fight and live in peace. Because people are never just one thing, are they?
The third book, Horde, moves a bit more slowly than the others but it culminates in the perfect ending. Overall, the trilogy is action packed, full of characters that you hate, and love, and love-to-hate, and suddenly can’t decide how you feel about. (Side note: when you read them, keep an eye on Stalker. He is a complex character and, for that reason, became one of my faves.)
Go read them so we can talk about them, mkay?
Have you read these books?
What did you think?