Zombies in the East End

Zombies in the East End Billie s robotic hand is a constant reminder never to be cocky and never to trust Nowadays she spends her time as a bouncer at a local pub keeping violence to a minimum When a man staggers in and ma

  • Title: Zombies in the East End
  • Author: Roxanne Dent
  • ISBN: 9781620049365
  • Page: 321
  • Format: ebook
  • Billie s robotic hand is a constant reminder never to be cocky and never to trust Nowadays, she spends her time as a bouncer at a local pub, keeping violence to a minimum When a man staggers in and makes a meal out of one of the women, Billie is forced to kill him and realizes he was already dead.When she goes to visit Callie, the woman she secretly loves, she learns theBillie s robotic hand is a constant reminder never to be cocky and never to trust Nowadays, she spends her time as a bouncer at a local pub, keeping violence to a minimum When a man staggers in and makes a meal out of one of the women, Billie is forced to kill him and realizes he was already dead.When she goes to visit Callie, the woman she secretly loves, she learns the strange incident at the pub isn t the first Callie s hospital for prostitutes is overrun with the walking dead, and they re thrown headlong into a fight for survival and a whole new lesson about what s really important.

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    1. Starts off very exciting. Lots of cool steampunk aspects. Action is suspenseful and exciting. If it had managed to maintain some of the great buildup this would have easily been a 4 or 5 star read. The characters are interesting. The world they live in also seemed pretty unique, but after the great beginning it sort of dissolved into a lot of tell don't show. I really think this short could be lengthened and delved into deeper and turn into a pretty good novel. Overall a fun, quick read.NetGalle [...]

    2. Although it had a strong start, it felt like the story just sort of sloughed off all the quirky elements about halfway through, squandering a lot of its potential in the process. What's left is a decent period-era horror story, but it could have been much more.Billie is an interesting character, a kick-butt heroine who is completely unnerved by her first zombie encounter, but she's somewhat overshadowed by Callie, the older, more sophisticated woman with more personality and more of a back story [...]

    3. 2 1/2 Stars. I enjoyed the setting of this book, 1876 London with a steampunk twist. Unfortunately, while the beginning caught my attention, the rest of this novella fizzled out for me.I'm a big zombie fan. Add in lesfic, and this novella easily grabbed my attention. I was hoping for a zombie horde taking over England kind of adventure, I don't want to spoil anything, but that is not what this is. After the first action scene, this book lost it's excitement/action feel.I understand that this is [...]

    4. 3.5*In Zombies in the East End, Billie, an androgynously dressing security officer, is confronted by a regular at the pub she works in, only to realise that he has become a member of the walking dead. Enlisting the help of her friend Callie and other such as Jon, Callie's butler and Dr Hudson, she vows to defeat these creatures wreaking havoc across London. However, standing in Billie's way are her developing feeling for Callie, and the fear that these are not reciprocated.I had numerous problem [...]

    5. It's not the premise that needed any work. Zombie killing F/F pair in a steampunk setting? Nice. It was the er-- execution, if you will. It read like a first foray into writing because the concept of 'show don't tell' was nowhere to be seen. I think that's a big reason the romance didn't land. Being told 'they kissed passionately' is so much different than being shown grabbing hands and gasping breath.*I received a copy from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

    6. 2.5 stars.I loved the sound of this book, Victorian F/F steampunk romance with zombies? What’s not to like?Well, sadly, beyond the very beginning, not a lot. History-wise there are a lot of Americanisms (pants, trash can, theater) peppered throughout and I’m rather doubtful of Billie being used by a well-bred ex-governess as a name for her daughter in the 1870s. The setting is quite well done (apart from Tiger Bay – isn’t that in Cardiff?), but Victorian London feels familiar enough thes [...]

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