Wednesday, December 30, 2015

*Review* Dead Fire (Slow Burn #4) by Bobby Adair

Genre: Horror/Zombies
Published: March 21, 2014
Pages: 225


Dead Fire picks up following an infected attack on Sarah Mansfield’s fortified house, during which 3 people seek shelter with the Zed Zane and his fellow survivors. In the confusion, however, Murphy is gunned down, and an unthinking, emotional Zed strikes out to enact revenge.

Unfortunately, the shooting and commotion have only attracted more Whites. A diversion plan emerges to rid the horde of the Smart One trying to figure a way through the gates, and lead the other infected away from the compound. Momentarily safe, the survivors turn to the matter of where to bury the dead.

Zed, being now the only one available who would not attract the attentions of the infected, accompanies Freitag on this morbid mission. In short order, Zed is once more embittered and hardened against trust, when he finds himself stranded.

After a series of developments that prove the Whites to be more formidable foes than he ever dreamed, he finds his way back to Sarah’s house to find the compound overrun with infected and his friends mysteriously vanished without a trace, leaving Zed to rely once more solely on his wits to survive...


Once again, I listened to this book rather than reading, at this point I feel almost as if that is the best way for me to proceed with this series. It seems more fair somehow. I've gotta' say, I think I'm starting to get used to the narrator, or maybe he's gotten better at opposite gender voices. Either way, it's not annoying me as much as it did at the beginning of the series.

This installment of the saga finds Zed getting some up close and personal views of the infected and gives him the opportunity to really examine how some of them operate. I'm not sure how this is going to play out in the future, but I definitely want to find out. I now feel completely hooked.

Dead Fire had me absolutely livid at one point, and even though I'm a fairly passive person, I'm not sure I would have reacted the way Zed did. 

Like I mentioned, I'm starting to feel more invested in the story now and have even already bought the next book and it's audible upgrade so I can continue this tale. 

Overall I give Dead Fire 4 out of 5 stars. - Katie 

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About the Author

I’m an author with an irrational fear of flying monkeys, a quick wit, and a vocabulary that would make a sailor blush. Oh, and I love writing... I lived more than half of my life in Texas and I have a great affinity for Austin, a theme you’ll notice in the Slow Burn series. Austin is a wonderfully diverse city full of interesting people and great food. In 2012, I moved to Colorado on a whim, where I enjoy spending my time in the mountains, cycling, hiking, or walking my dogs. And if you continue to buy my books, I’ll be able to afford a move to Boulder soon—so thank you for supporting indie authors!

Challenge Scorecard

I used this book to fulfill 1/5 of my 5 book series requirement for Book Bingo, and I have already started listening to book 5. There is no way I'm going to finish it tomorrow though, so I think this is all she wrote for my Book Bingo scorecard in 2015. (I would like to add that if I had remembered to update this thing a little bit better, my TBR Pile column would be completed too, because I definitely read 5 books from my TBR list that never got counted.) 

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