Monday, July 12, 2010

(arc) Review and Giveaway: The Reapers Are The Angels by Alden Bell

I'm reposting this one guys because it now includes a giveaway!

Book Info:

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks (August 3, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0805092439
ISBN-13: 978-0805092431
Review Copy: Publisher

What I Thought:

Awesome Read! I think the author totally rocked out the zombie angle in this one!

The story we follow is interesting because the main character, Temple, remembers nothing of life before the "zombies." She was a small child in an orphanage when the mess hit so it was a twist to follow a character surviving as she always has.

I have to say that I was really impressed with the overall storyline. I read this one in a day because I just could NOT put it down.

I'll point out that the ending did make me mad. I was expecting something to happen that didn't. That's probably what will make this one memorable for me for a long time.

About The Book:
(from Amazon)

Zombies have infested a fallen America. A young girl named Temple is on the run. Haunted by her past and pursued by a killer, Temple is surrounded by death and danger, hoping to be set free.

For twenty-five years, civilization has survived in meager enclaves, guarded against a plague of the dead. Temple wanders this blighted landscape, keeping to herself and keeping her demons inside her heart. She can't remember a time before the zombies, but she does remember an old man who took her in and the younger brother she cared for until the tragedy that set her on a personal journey toward redemption. Moving back and forth between the insulated remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond, Temple must decide where ultimately to make a home and find the salvation she seeks.

Giveaway:

Thanks to J. @ Henry Holt and Company I'm able to offer 3 copies of this one!

To Enter:
Tell me your favorite Zombie "thing." It can be a movie, a book, anything!
_please leave you email addy so I can contact you if you win
-ends July 31st
-open to US residents only

-for one extra entry you can spread the word (just leave me a link)

24 comments:

  1. I'm reading this right now, and at halfway through I am totally loving it!

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  2. Hmmm, haven't read anything in the Zombie field yet....though this one DOES sound interesting. May have to check it out a bit more....thanks for sharing your review!

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  3. Well I'm not a zombie fan but my husband is.. So I would like to win this for him... his favorite zombie movie/Game because he plays the game to .... is Resident Evil.


    happymomof5(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. "Dawn of the Dead" the remake and the 1st two Resident Evil movies
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  5. tweet
    http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/18601223080
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  6. I really liked shawn of the dead and the 28 days later movies. I love the zombies.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  7. My favorite zombie thing is all of the Resident Evil movies.
    mom1248(at)att(dor)net

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  8. Tell me your favorite Zombie "thing." It can be a movie, a book, anything!

    my favorite zom-coms are shawn of the dead and fido. i don't think that fido got nearly as much attention as it should have, so if you haven't seen it, what are you waiting for? :)

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

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  9. Hi,
    My favorite Zombie book would be - Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. It's known more as a vampire book but one of the main characters is or becomes a zombie like character as the book proceeds. Its a different type of book.
    Sandra

    baby_blackroze@yahoo.com

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  10. I like movie Zombieland!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. My favorite zombie thing is Shaun of the Dead because it makes me laugh so hard!
    rachelschmidt at gmail dot com

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  12. My fav book is World War Z--it's just so in-depth and seems terrifyingly realistic. :-)

    leighofthestone(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I LOVE all these great suggestions! There are a few I've never heard of but now I HAVE to go look them up.

    I love Resident Evil also...some of my fav movies. I've never heard of Fido so I'm defenitely going to check that one out. Worls War-Z sounds awesome also.

    Thanks so much for entering and letting me know your favs!

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  14. When I clicked on this blogg I thought, "I'm not into zombies but that book sounds good."

    Then I read all the bloggs and thought I saw that and that one too. Hey I read that book and loved the Resident Evil movies. I even read a book two days ago about a zombie. I laughed at Zombieland. Then I thought:

    Oh, my goodness I'm a zombie junky and just didn't know it. Wow!

    Will have to read Let the right one In thanks for suggestion!


    doughboygirl@hotmail.com

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  15. Zombieland!!

    nedsped at gmail dot com

    thanks!

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  16. My favorite zombie 'thing' is Shaun of the Dead.

    I blogged here:
    http://completepoppycock.blogspot.com/2010/07/reapers-are-angels.html

    thanks
    rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

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  17. Shaun of the Dead, funniest movie ever.
    aa2579@wayne.edu

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  18. I haven't read any zomebie book yet, but this sounds really cool! I did see Dawn of the Dead and I loved that movie!

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/bkobsessed17/status/19313377769

    xnzkisha17@yahoo.com

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  19. My favorite zombie thing is Zombieland. emilyjoymitchell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Okay so i have to admit I am not a huge zombie fan, but this book sounds really good. I do like the original night of the living dead, shaun of the dead, and this zombie short released by the Masters of Horror.

    I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/pams00/status/19458133745

    Pam S
    pams00@aol.com

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  21. The Movie 28 days later~

    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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  22. I really liked the movie I Am Legend.

    peacelily_2006(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. My favorite movie is Love and Basketball, since I love sports. Thanks.
    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

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