Thursday, March 22, 2012

REVIEW: Mercy by Joshua Grover-David Patterson

Book Cover of Mercy by Joshua Gover-David Patterson
Title: Mercy
Author: Joshua Grover-David Patterson
Date Published: March 2011
Genre: Horror, Zombies, Post-Apocalyptic
Page Count: 399 pages
Challenge: E-Book Challenge 2011
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

**DISCLAIMER**  I received this book from the author in exchange for a completely honest review.**

Zombies.  They have worked our way into every day culture.  It's something that we see so much of that its really becoming a cliche.  Mercy is a book about zombies.  BUT, it is not an average zombie book, and you should read it, and I'm going to tell you why.

Georgina's plane has crashed.  She is stranded on a deserted island with only a handful of survivors.  Sounds like the opening of some survivor type thriller book, doesn't it?  Well, essentially, that is what this is about, but when you throw zombies into the mix it becomes this hybrid that I really enjoyed reading.

The book is set up in the format of a journal.  Georgina finds her carry on that included the notebook that she's writing in a little while after they washed up on shore.  Georgina is trying to keep hope that she will be able to get home to her adopted daughter, Mercy.  Through her journal you learn about life on the island, the people on it, what they're doing to survive and how the crash began.  There are some tense moments in the book where you're really wondering how they're going to get off the island and how they're going to survive various other things along the way.

One of the things that I liked about this book is that it wasn't JUST about zombies.  A lot of zombie books are just that.  In this book we get a look inside several of the characters and what they think, how this insanity is affecting them.  We get a look inside Georgina as well, and her feelings towards motherhood and her adopted daughter and there are some fantastic passages about her feelings and that subject, which I thought really added to the story.

If you're a zombie fan, pick this up!  Its a great book with that gore that you come to expect from anything with the label 'zombie' but there's a lot more to it as well.  I really enjoyed it.  4.5 out of 5 stars!

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