What I like about this series is the concept. The series is written by two authors who are collaborating on these "episodes" as they are calling them. The first two novellas in the series are written from the two perspectives of the main characters - Jade and Kaylee. Following that, I've read that the episodes are no longer written from separate perspectives.
What I didn't like. The story in this first episode was written fairly well and was a bit funny, intentionally so. The were two little problems for me - and maybe you wouldn't even notice them if you were reading this. I found that the characters reactions to the zombies were a little bit far fetched. I realize these characters were writers of vampire fiction and maybe that was supposed to be why they didn't react as I would have expected, but it did bug me a little bit.
Also, the writing style was annoying for me in a few places. Again, it probably wouldn't bug the average reader. It just bugged me.
Overall though, I did get a kick out of this little book and the concept is really pretty cool. I'd give it a solid three and half stars.
What do you think? Is episodic fiction published as novellettes (they are calling it a novella, but I'm not sure it really qualifies as one) the next new phase in Indie fiction?
|Jennifer Wright Malone|
****This book is NOT intended for a young adult audience****
Chemical Warfare has turned most of the world’s population into flesh eating Zombies. These are the accounts of two survivors.
Kylee and Jade are on their way from one author convention to another. After saying goodbye to all their friends, they never dreamed the plane would land with them fighting for their lives.
Jade Warwick has been preparing for the end of the world for years, but she never thought the world would end with zombies. The only thing salvaging her almost lost sanity is the fact that she is with her best friend, Kylee.
With their first mission being to find their families, will the girls manage to save their families while trying to save each other?
***Once Upon A Zombie Apocalypse or (OUAZA) as the fans call it, is a short story episodic saga written by K.B. Miller and Jennifer Malone Wright. The first episode is from both Jade and Kylee's perspective and is two separate novella's. The same story, but from two different characters. It is done this way with the first episode only, so that you can meet our girls and really get to know and love them like we do.Each following episode is written solely by one of the authors and available through their links.
Novella 1. KB. Miller and Jennifer Malone Wright
Novella 2. Jennifer Malone Wright
Novella 3. K.B. Miller
Novella 4. Jennifer Malone Wright
Novella 5. K.B Miller
and so on...
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