Reviewed by Susan65
Title: North to Zombieville
Author: Meg Bawden
Series: Zombieville #1
Genre: MM Urban Fantasy
Length: 200 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 18, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: The year is 2028, and Dallas and Raleigh Jenson are torn apart when a worldwide zombie apocalypse ravages their home of Townsville, Australia. After a year of searching, Dallas, a former Australian army rifleman, finally reunites with Raleigh, but it’s not like old times. Not only do they have zombies to contend with, but also other humans, changed by desperation and willing to do anything to survive.
Dallas and Raleigh have changed too. So much so, that Dallas struggles with the idea that Raleigh no longer needs or wants his protection. But they will need to rely on each other and find strength in their love as they are forced to evade zombies and watch their friends die. As they fight for their lives in a brutal landscape where every supply and every step toward a potential cure is a battle to the death, only their trust in each other can keep them from perishing.
Review: Oh my gosh, this is my dream scenario…a zombie apocalypse and gay romance co-mingled into one action pack love fest. Dallas and Raleigh are celebrating their wedding anniversary and planning their romantic getaway when the world comes crashing down. Unfortunately, that romantic dinner is the catalyst that separates Dallas and Raleigh for over a year. Dallas is military trained and spent every single day looking for his husband. During this time, anyone who wanted to join him had to understand that his sole focus was finding Raleigh.
Raleigh, in the meantime, bands together with an ex-military friend of Dallas, and other people in hopes of surviving. When Raleigh and Dallas finally find each other again they have to learn to live with their new realities. Raleigh is no longer completely dependent on Dallas, and Dallas is struggling because he has always protected Raleigh and put him first. However, the love they have for each other has never dimmed. They easily fall back into each others arms and never once strayed while apart. This doesn’t mean that some other survivors weren’t trying.
I loved the fast-paced action, the drama within the camps, the petty jealousies, and the sadness that permeated the group when they lost a friend. This story has lot of violence, but it also has a lot of love and hope. The secondary story-lines are just as interesting as the romance between Dallas and Raleigh. The only thing that bothered me a little bit was the ending. I am hoping that another book is in the works because I felt like they still had a lot to overcome and settle before the story could end. Here’s hoping for book two, because I would jump on that in a heartbeat.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*