Xombies: Apocalypso by W. Greatshell

WGreatshell-XombiesIf you haven’t read read any of Walter Greatshell’s Xombies novels, I have two things to say to you. One, why not? And two, what are you waiting for?

A group of women have been discovered who are immune to the Agent X plague. The secret of their immunity can provide a cure for human and inhuman alike-unless the Xombies find them first.

Xombies: Apocalypso is the third book in this epic series, and because I didn’t read the first two books, there was a lot I didn’t understand. Yet, that didn’t stop me from getting sucked into the intense, satirical world created by Greatshell. Though I would recommend that anyone new to this series definitely start with the first book, Xombies: Apocalypse Blues.

Xombies are unlike any other zombies I have ever read about. Instead of being simply brain hungry zombies, these Xombies actually miss their humanity and attempt to reenact life before the plague. Not only that, but they believe that the apocalypse is near and only those infected with the Xombies virus can survive.

Lulu Pangloss was the unofficial leader of the Xombies and their quest to save the world. Despite her objections against the position, she was a strong leader, albeit stubborn. Xombies: Apocalypso is told mainly from Lulu’s point of view, but does jump around to show what a few others (who, I’m guessing were important in the previous books) are up to.

The plot was a bit slow at first, with not a lot of action but the dry humor and unique twists kept me engrossed in the story until the action picked up.

With several references to The Beatles and their songs, Xombies that just want to be human again and a twisting plot, Xombies: Apocalypso  is no ordinary zombie horror story.

Read Order:
Xombies: Apocalypse Blues
Xombies: Apocalyption
Xombies: Apocalypso

Other reviews: Necroscope, Sacramento Book Review, Functional Nerds

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Casey is the founder of Heart Full of Ink, Director at Reading Until Dawn Con, and a full time cheese addict. She's been ranting and reviewing for Literary Escapism since 2010, and is part of the trio #3Bloggers1Series podcast. When she's not reading, looking for new books, or stalking authors online (waiting for more books), she can be found binge watching Netflix. But really, her life is all about DEM BOOKS!

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  1. Thanks for highlighting this series. When it comes to zombie fiction I like to get recommendations. And although this series has been my on my radar, this is the first time I read a review about it. Should get myself some xombies then :)

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