11.09.2012

Dead City by James Ponti- Review- Spoiler Alert: It's awesome!



DEAD CITY
Book One
by James Ponti
Available Now
ISBN-13: 978-1442441293
Publisher: Aladdin
Pages: 288
Find it on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads
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Most kids have enough to deal with between school, homework, extracurricular activities, and friends, but Molly Bigelow has something else on her list: hunting zombies. By day, Molly attends MIST—the Metropolitan Institute of Science and Technology—but outside the classroom she’s busy dealing with the undead. Because not only do zombies exist, they’re everywhere, and it’s her job to help police them and keep the peace. Sure, she’d like to be a regular kid, but given that her mother was the most revered (or feared, depending on your perspective) zombie hunter in the history of New York City, “regular” just isn’t possible. Molly’s got some legendary footsteps to follow—and some undeadly consequences if she fails.



Are you a science nerd? Did your parents have you do martial arts instead of ballet? Are you more comfortable hanging around a morgue than you are in a social setting?

Dead City is a wonderfully crafted gem of a novel, the beginning to a great series, and containing many a twists and turns that you never fully trust you'll know where it will take you. It leaves us with one hell-ova cliffhanger (although one I had anticipated, it was still awesome that the author delivered on that macabre detail!). Maybe you identify more with Carl Grimes when you watch Walking Dead, maybe you want a less snarky and more socially awkward version of Buffy. Dead City is so smart, and it's characters are so endearing, I hope everyone who reads it falls for this series as well.

It may be geared towards a slightly younger demographic, but I still think it's a worthy addition to the zombie genre, and people should read it without a middle grade prejudice. There are enough older and teenaged characters to land it comfortably in the YA realm.

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