Monday, October 14, 2013

Review of One Thousand and One Nights by Ruth Browne

ARC provided by Publisher for honest review.


Sheri spends her days fighting zombies and her nights chained to a wall, earning her every breath by telling stories to her captor Aleksy—stories that make them both forget the ruined world. Sheri could put up with the conditions—at least she knows her sister is safe in the community Aleksy leads—until she realizes she’s falling for him...even though he wants her dead.When Aleksy allowed Sheri and her sister into his compound, he didn’t know about the zombie bite on her back. It's only a matter of time before she turns into one of the rising dead and threatens their existence, but Aleksy has a secret need for Sheri and her stories. For everyone’s safety, he chains her to his bedroom wall, hoping for just one more day. But how long will the community allow Aleksy to ignore his own rule: always kill the infected. Always.


ARC provided by Publisher for honest review.

I love all things Zombies so I was sure I would love this short story. Unfortunately, it fell a little flat for me. In general, I find short stories to be frustrating because I'm always left wanting more and this was no different. 

I really liked the characters and how we really got a sense of their lives before the Zombies but I felt like we needed more NOW. There were gaps in the story and I felt like it could have been more informative. There were loads of unanswered questions that I felt really would've helped fill the holes in the story. Another thing that had me thinking WTF was the ending and the random ass sex scene. I'm all for sex scenes but this was random and really bizarre. All in all, I was left unsatisfied.

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