Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Cryonic: A Zombie Novel by Travis Bradbury Book review



by Travis Bradbury Book review

Blurb
When Royce Bruyere chose to be cryogenically frozen upon death, he figured coming back to life would be exciting. Neat. Bonus time. The world he awakes to is nothing of the sort.

A Chinese invasion has crippled the United States, dividing the country in a decade-long stalemate along the Mississippi. Royce's successful reanimation is unprecedented, making him the Chinese regime's most prized possession--but not for long. Eager to control life and death, the Chinese reanimate other "cryonics," until something goes horribly wrong.

Royce travels through a future wrought with violence and despair, only to discover the cure for the disease lies within him. It's a race against time as he flees the Chinese and the bloodthirsty victims of a terrifying epidemic in the hope of saving the country from apocalypse and creating a life worth living.


I couldn't wait to read this book after seeing it on Goodreads listopia in the best zombie books. This is Travis's first novel after writing many award winning books; Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and the cofounder of TalentSmart®.

I couldn't wait to read this book after seeing it on Goodreads listopia in the top 5 best zombie books. This is Travis's first novel after writing many award winning books; Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and the cofounder of TalentSmart®.

This is fast paced zombie read, but its not like your average zombiefest; it has a brilliant unique twist which is such a refreshing change to many other zombie-esk reads.
I really related to Royce and thought his character had real depth and was well developed making him so believable and we were right there next to him as he started to discover what was happening; after being cryongenically frozen; but quickly was thrown into chaos.
I enjoyed the short chapters enabling me to pick up the book at anytime and I read this in 2 sittings.

It was great being right there at the beginning of the zombie outbreak with Royce and Alex and I loved the extended plot of the future history of the world being dominated by the Chinese as a subplot.
The supporting characters were also well defined and made a real impact to the exciting storyline. Although Im gutted to have lost Alex..... :(

My only niggle was that the ending was a bit short, I would have loved to see more of what happened to Royce but Im so hoping its been left open for book 2.

I was lucky enough to receive a lovely signed paperback to read and what a refreshing change to read real paper, to make a valid point in favor of paperbacks; this particular paperback is a gorgeous larger book with glossy cover with excellent quality heavier paper enabling the pages to stay open while reading; perfect for me as a night owl to read at night.

A great read and would make a perfect gift for a zombie addict.


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Author Bio
Dr. Travis Bradberry is the award-winning author of the #1 best selling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and the cofounder of TalentSmart®⎯a consultancy that serves more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies and is the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training.
His bestselling books have been translated into 25 languages and are available in more than 150 countries. Dr. Bradberry has written for, or been covered by, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Harvard Business Review.
Dr. Bradberry is a world-renowned expert in emotional intelligence who speaks regularly in corporate and public settings. Example engagements include Intel, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Fortune Brands, Boston Scientific, the Fortune Growth Summit, The Conference Board: Learning from Legends, the American Society for Training and Development, the Society for Human Resource Management, and Excellence in Government.





All my thanks goes to Travis for sending me a gorgeous signed copy of this brilliant book.







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