May 1, 2012

Review: The Down Home Zombie Blues

The Down Home Zombie Blues
By Linnea Sinclair

Steamy Science Fiction
Paperback, 516 pages

Published by Bantam Spectra







My Summary:
Jorie has been fighting Zombies for a long time. Why they’d choose a backward ball of dirt called Earth to infest, she can’t begin to fathom. When getting her tech back from the Bahia Vista, Florida Police department means a run in with Theo Petrakos. Letting the Zombie turn him into a mummified corpse would be the easiest way to deal with the situation, but something keeps her from idly standing by. Unfortunately, saving his life also makes it forfeit.  

Theo watched a lot of star trek, but he never expected to be transported to a real space ship orbiting Earth. He also never expected them to tell him he’d never get to go back. But when Jorie’s only option is to let him help her, he finds his way back to the planet and an intergalactic situation he never thought possible.

My review:
First, let me state, there are no “real” zombies in this novel. In this case, Zombie is an alien term for a creature created to protect their jump gates.

Overall, the alien characters are portrayed in a manner that makes it clear they are not of this earth, and at the same time don’t come over all too cheesy. Fast paced, as with her other novels, this moves along at a steady clip. It’s an odd situation, that somehow is portrayed in a manner that feels rather normal.

Stressful at times, the plot is an interesting take on human/alien interaction, and the romance, while strange is believable enough and not as rushed as some feel.

Buy, Borrow, Brush Past:
As with the previous Sinclair novels, if you’re into both SF and Romance, go for it. This is totally a Buy, fun, fast and steamy. If you’re not into the former, but still into the latter, I’d suggest borrowing this one (and if you like it, take a chance on the rest of her books). If you’re a hard core SF buff who doesn’t like cream in your coffee… you might want to Brush Past this one (even in e-book format).

1 comment:

  1. I have to be in a mood for SF and romance. Cherie Reich does a great job with it in her "Defying Gravity" series.

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