Saturday, January 20, 2018

Zombies and a Dinner Party | Zombie Abbey by Lauren Baratz-Logsted


Title: Zombie Abby
By: Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Genre: Historical Paranomral
Pages: 300
Release Date: April 3rd, 2018
Publisher:  Entangled: Teen

Summary from Goodreads: 1920, England

And the three teenage Clarke sisters thought what they’d wear to dinner was their biggest problem…

Lady Kate, the entitled eldest.
Lady Grace, lost in the middle and wishing she were braver.
Lady Lizzy, so endlessly sunny, it’s easy to underestimate her.

Then there’s Will Harvey, the proud, to-die-for—and possibly die with!—stable boy; Daniel Murray, the resourceful second footman with a secret; Raymond Allen, the unfortunate-looking young duke; and Fanny Rogers, the unsinkable kitchen maid.

Upstairs! Downstairs! Toss in some farmers and villagers!

None of them ever expected to work together for any reason.

But none of them had ever seen anything like this.



Review: Downton Abbey meets Walking Dead. In this creative drama by Lauren Baratz-Logsted, we learn what it might have been like if there was a zombie outbreak in 1920. This thought in itself, is positively terrifying. 

The book starts out with the usual dinner parties and the hustle and bustle of the English countryside. There are all the characters you will need for a crazy zombie filled night. I found myself waiting for the excitement to happen. Waiting in anticipation, but I'm afraid it was a false hope. There really wasn't enough zombie interaction, and too much of the normal dinner party chit chat. If I'm going to read a paranormal, I want there to be out of the ordinary kind of things happening. 

The story was a little lackluster for me. Definitely a fun concept that could have been elaborated on more. If you enjoy a good historical fiction with a small amount of zombies, then you will absolutely love Zombie Abbey.


Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.


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