3.5 out of 5 Robots!
Title: The Undertakers
The Rise of the Corpses
Author: Ty Drago
Genre: YA Horror
Release: April 1, 2011
Paperback: 480 pages
My Copy: Publisher
On a sunny Wednesday morning in October, a day that would mark the end of one life and the beginning of another, Will found out his grouchy next door neighbor was one of the walking dead. When he turns around expecting to see something familiar, and instead sees something else altogether, it takes a little while for his brain to catch up with his eyes. He calls that the 'Holy Crap Factor.'
Forced to flee his home and family, twelve-year-old Will Ritter falls in with the Undertakers--a rag-tag army of teenage resistance fighters, who've banded together to battle the corpses.
Ty Drago gives a refreshing take on the zombie epidemic in The Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses. I will openly admit that the cover caught my eye on this one. It is obviously geared toward a young male audience, which pleases me because that in itself is refreshing after all of the paranormal romance I've been reading lately. Though, regardless, I have a hard time passing up zombie books.
The Undertakers are a bunch of teenage kids that have to runaway from everything they ever knew to conquer the walking dead. These kids are special, they're the only ones that can see the walking dead for what they truly are. And these zombies aren't your typical zombies. They are not slow and they are not mindless. And most people can only see these creatures as normal, walking humans. The characters (Will, Tom and the other Undertakers) are enthralling and very likeable. But can our cute clique of zombie seers stop the walking corpses from taking over the world?
This book is an adventure you're going to want to take. I really enjoyed reading it- so much fun. The story and the characters are constantly evolving and made this one quick and easy read. I will definitely be reading more of Ty's work. Highly recommend this for the younger male reader and for all of you out there that do (and don't!) like zombies. Great story!