COR: Genesis is a Zombie story set in America. In vast contrast the the book I recently reviewed; Ian Woodhead’s The Unwashed Dead, which was very British, COR is very American. I think the prospect of survival in an undead world is significantly easier to imagine from an American perspective, America is a much bigger place, with lots of people and lots of guns.
By no means do I wish to compare the books during this review, but I wanted to point out that this is coming from a very different point of view to the last book.
I very much enjoyed reading this book, it’s packed with action, character development and lots of blood. RJ Kennett has done extremely well with his choice of characters.
The story opens during a college class and the campus is put into lock down due to a shooter on site, however, this is one shooting that the staff could not train for. Our main Characters; Max and Arthur, come into play at this point. I will admit I was sceptical at first when reading these characters but RJ really brings them to life. The way the characters respond to one another really works and the development of not only them but future characters throughout the span of the book is brilliant.
The thing I like most about this book is that you start to feel the fear, when the characters are tense you feel tense, when something is dangerous you feel the danger. I didn’t want to put this book down and I almost missed my bus stop a few times. That is what I like in a book, an author should be able to get inside your head.
I won’t tell you any more about the story for fear of spoilers, I want you to read this book, not read a review and decide you know too much!
Coming to the end of the book, you need not be disappointed, there is another book due for release; Central Outbreak Response: Exodus. It’s (hopefully) due for release in the next couple of weeks! Keep your eyes open for that one because book one has set the stage for a dramatic sequel.
If you haven’t already read COR: Genesis, you can find it on Amazon for only £2.05 on Kindle or £8.15 on paperback.