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Zed is not your typical zombie. He is cursed with the affliction of thought ... although he tries to make the best of a bad situation. The goals for his unrest are simple: to improve his stride, to taste a lightly-seared pork loin once again and avoid Activists at all costs.His life was predictable, controlled and good until chaos crashed the party. In just one day his worZed is not your typical zombie. He is cursed with the affliction of thought ... although he tries to make the best of a bad situation. The goals for his unrest are simple: to improve his stride, to taste a lightly-seared pork loin once again and avoid Activists at all costs.His life was predictable, controlled and good until chaos crashed the party. In just one day his world is destroyed and his ability to survive is tested. Would he be able to get through this in one piece? And would he somehow be able to survive the unstoppable force that goes by the name of Chase?...

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Zed Reviews

  • Midu Hadi
    2019-04-10 23:08

    I got this book from Making Connections for free, in exchange of an honest review. Get your copy here.Firstly, I just want to say that I enjoyed every bit of it. Zed was the right amount of funny and arrogant. He seemed so knowledgeable at times while at others, not so much-the maul hehe Also, the idea of a zombie capable of thinking has always fascinated me.And Chase is the cutest gun slinging teenage girl you'd ever come across. It was touching to see her soft side when she thought she won't be seeing Zed again. I loved her accent, of course.The book was the right length and a quick fun read. I loved the humor and the wittiness of the concepts used-the synthetic brain product, the zombie treats which kill the hormone responsible for zombie-ism, as well as the whole idea of how the zombies came into being. Of course, there had to be an activist group who was experimenting on zombies on the sly while lobbying for their rights- there always is!I'm looking forward to the next book in the trilogy.

  • ★Ruth★
    2019-04-17 19:10

    3.5/4 starsThanks to the author for allowing me to read & review this book.I do not like zombie books but I do like this book.I thought writing the story from the perspective of a zombie was clever & new, to me at least.The tone throughout is witty & I really enjoyed the various references to TV & Movie's.For eg from the get go The title Zed had the following phrase running through my head - Zed's dead Baby; Zed's dead - and the author only goes & throw's that into the story for me. It was little things like this that brought this from a good read to a REALLY good read for me.Some of the descriptions had me wondering if they were the musing's of a zombie or a man. And the scene in the mall aka Maul where there were actual zombie's working in the food court had my laughing out loud.Zed himself is a likable chap just trying to survive & get by without drawing to much attention to himself. That's all turned on it's head with the arrival of Chase, a girl with serious survival skills, maturity beyond her years but still a vulnerability that makes her endearing.I really enjoyed watching their relationship grow & change as we went on an action filled road trip MacGyver would be proud of.I am very curious to see where this tale heads to in future sequels as I felt at the end that something big is afoot.

  • Tony Bertauski
    2019-04-01 17:04

    I'm not a zombie fan, but Herfst comes up with a unique spin on the genre, written in first person from the zombie's POV. Fantastic. It gives the reader the perspective of the infected. But Zed is not just any old zombie, he's developed into an intellectual one that lives an existence between humans and zombies (his brothers). And this sets up many great observations of the human condition.Herfst does a fine job of fleshing out a world with zombies and how they are not only integrated back into society but defanged (called Gummies, hilarious!) and put to work flipping burgers. The backstory on the Activists is hysterical.There are times the story reads a little too predicable (I like to be kept guessing) and long-winded for the sake of zombie observations (such as the maul) and there are no surprises along the way. While the relationship between Zed and Chase develops nicely, the zee hunters talk in such thick country slang they become over the top caricatures. Chase would've been more likable had she not sounded so sitcom-ish. Great effort from an indie writer. Highly recommend if you're a zombie fan.

  • Cecilia Robert
    2019-03-19 22:14

    First of all, Thanks you Stephen and Making Connections for giving me a chance to read this book. I've never read any Zombie books, so when I saw Stephen's book offered for review, and after reading the book summary, I signed up.Zed. He is a zombie, loves GI boots, loves to read, can count to 13, and has upgraded his shuffle to a stride, mastered it to perfection. That's what he thinks until Chase, a fiery teen girl and also a 'zee' hunter comes along and insults his stride.Once Chase discovers Zed is not the average zombie, zed's life changes.Zed's world is full of dangers from hunters who like to take zombies as trophies, activists, and converted zombies called Gumbies. Some work in the malls, food courts.Chase and Zed's road trip adventure was a hilarious. To see how the relationship between the two grows, how they depend on each other for survival was a real treat. Love zombie stories? I'd highly recommend Stephen Herfst's book. And I really look forward to reading the next book in the Zed and Chase adventure.

  • Gabriela
    2019-03-22 18:20

    Again participating in the ARR program has paid off and paid off big, I had the pleasure of reading this book in exchange for an honest review. Zed is a zombie with a peculiar situation in where he has a conscience and is not "brain-dead" like other zombies; his analytic way of looking at society is funny. He lives alone in his lair hiding from humans and civilization altogether until he runs into Chase, a teenage zombie hunter. I found the story to be unique and very entertaining. The characters are delightful and the conversations and banter between Zed and Chase are hilarious. I found myself laughing out loud numerous times throughout the story and kept having to explain to family what the story was about. This is absolutely a fun read that I recommend to anyone who is looking for an escape from the typical zombie read.I really enjoyed this book and I have to give it 5 stars.

  • David Estes
    2019-03-27 22:22

    I gotta say, this book was entertaining. Herfst does a fantastic job of getting into the head of his half-zombie main character Zed and develops him quite well. The writing is very good with only a few typos (tense changes a couple times) but nothing that a good copy editor couldn't easily fix up. Herfst is also quite witty, with a dry, sarcastic sense of humor that endears you to his characters. If you like zombies and humor and a bit of action, this book is for you.

  • CaedyEries
    2019-03-22 21:26

    Title: ZedAuthor: Stephen HerfstRating: 3.5/5Summary: Zed is not your typical zombie, cursed with thought instead of being the mindless, brain chewing typical zombie. He just wants a few things – improved stride, a lightly seared pork loin, and to avoid the Activists at all costs. That’s all. Chaos soon rears its head in his life in the form of Chase, and now the “fun” begins.Review: I’m fully ready for the Zombie apocalypse, though if the Zombies are like Zed…things might get really interesting. I liked this book, I truly did. To have it written from the point of view of the zombie was something refreshing and surprising to say the least, as very rarely used point of view in the whole plethora of zombie literature, film and TV. The tone of the book is witty and the various references to TV and movies throughout were something I enjoyed. Just looking at the title, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, least of all the story of a Zombie with coherent thought…that just kinda made me go “what the heck, must read.” The descriptions had me giggling for the most part especially the Maul (aka Mall) with the zombies manning the food court had me laughing uncontrollably for a little bit and getting strange looks from the people on the bus (where I was reading it at the time). Zed is quite likeable for a zombie, and all he wants to do is get by and not draw attention to himself – is it really all that much to ask? Apparently the universe thought so because in comes Chase. Chase has awesome survival skills, maturity beyond her years and yet still manages to hold on to a vulnerability that makes her all the more endearing. The way that their relationship grew and changed throughout the very MacGyver-esque roadtrip was something that I thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Sherry Fundin
    2019-04-09 19:26

    Zed is cursed by thought, making him different from all the other zombies. He doesn't like Activists. He does like TV and books, which is how he has educated himself. One day as he was quietly reading, he heard a commotion. He finds a girl running from a zombie, and the zombie has a pair of GI boots. He already has a helmet, now he wants those boots. After he finishes off the zombie he goes for the girl. For some strange reason he doesn't kill her. He tries to act like a real zombie so the girl will go away and leave him alone. Instead she laughs at him. It wasn't bad enough that he lost his taste for brains, now he chooses to let the girl live. She comes into his lair and makes herself at home. He's puzzled by his feelings of annoyance. She starts a fire and promptly falls asleep. After she burns down his lair, she promises to make it up to him. But when she gets caught, he knows it's him that has to save her.The cover is great. Loved it. Different kind of zombie book. I thought of Zed as being more human than zombie. It was funny hearing his thoughts as they go through the mall (maul). When he describes smiling, it made me smile. As he talks about the taste of caramelized pork loin and how delicious he thought it was, and so much different than brains, it made me think of a child tasting it for the first time. When he was driving the car, I was cracking up. The book is like looking through the eyes of a child as they learn all the simple and wondrous things we take for granted. I laughed all the way through it.ZedStephen Herfst

  • RutyB
    2019-03-19 22:11

    If you ever thought that conscience is what difference humans from the rest of animals then you need to know that is also what separates Zed from the other zombies. And if you ever thought that zombies couldn´t be funny; you are wrong!This story presents us a zombie like no other. Here the zombies are supposed to be these creatures that only want to bite humans. They are pretty much like any typical zombie; they go around with their arms extended and searching for humans brains. But in the opposite side is Zed. Who, with his rare ability of thinking choose not to eat human flesh and expects other things from life. (Really, who wants to be like everybody else?)Zed is one of the funniest characters I ever read about. He is a different kind of zombie and a different kind of hero. Is very easy to feel related with him and love him more and more. He is sarcastic, very clever, with great sense of humor and the best part is that he knows he is different and it´s not ashamed of that.And then he meets Chase, this little girl who turns his life upside down. The combination of this two, really creates a good book. The way she helps Zed to find the humanity inside him and to choose what kind of zombie-man he wants to be, is really adorable.I think that seeing us through Zed´s eyes is a new way to discover or to be capable of understand things in our nature that we don´t pay much attention to. The book is full with action, bullets, escapes, car chases and A LOT of great dialogues. It is funny from page one to the final stop. I can´t wait to know more about the adventures of Zed and his little friend. *** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. ***

  • Melanie Cusick-Jones
    2019-04-13 16:23

    Let's start with the obvious: Bruce Willis was wrong - Zed's not dead, he's undead - which is way more fun!I am a big sucker for zombie films, but have never actually read a book about them before - so this could go one of two ways. Thankfully for me - this is a great zombie book! I loved the quirky idea of seeing everything from a zombie point of view - albeit a very smart, Mr Darcy-esque zombie in his thoughts and language. Because he is a smart 'thinking' zombie Zed is an interesting creature to be inside the head of.In the first few pages I was hooked on this book: the do-gooder activist humans who want to help train and re-educate zombies to integrate back into society; Zed's sarcastic and intriguing thoughts on human behaviour seen from a zombie POV and the wonderful backstory of Gumbies, chewable Zombie Treetz TM used to reward good behaviour. For fans of zombie stuff the inversion of the genre in this book is very well done and should give you some laughs. The action in the book is done well and on the whole moves on at a pace. Also, I think most people will enjoy the antagonistic relationship Zed has with his accidental companion. In parts Zed's thoughts can ramble on a bit - perhaps that's the zombie in him getting his brain stuck in a loop? And there were a few occasions where I really had to think about what was written and am still not sure I actually understand the point...maybe I'm not as deep or intellectual as Zed? See the extended review at:

  • Leanne
    2019-04-14 21:22

    *Received e-book through the Authors Requesting Reviews (ARR) program from The Nexus Goodreads group from author; **Also posted on under LeanneHerfst succeeds in writing a hilarious and entertaining story in the zombie genre. I loved the uniqueness of using the zombie, Zed, as the narrator as he survives his new way of life and his encounters with humans, ultimately developing a friendship with a young woman, Chase. I thoroughly enjoyed the world-building Herfst describes with the different types of zombies (Triffids, Gumbies, etc.), as well as Zed’s categories for humans (Yahoos, Government, Military, and Activists), which add great depth to the plot. I also found the evolution of Zed’s intellect and speech pleasantly surprising with its references to the TV series, House, and other pop culture. In addition, Zed’s relationship with Chase was well developed from her rescue from his zombie “brothers” to their adventurous journey to a new home. Chase embodies the “white hick” persona and provides another opportunity for comical interactions, but Zed is definitely the star of the story. Overall, Zed was a fun, fast read with engaging characters. The teaser at the end was a little cruel as it was abrupt and had me wondering what was going on. I would definitely recommend this to teen and adult readers who are fans of zombie stories, and especially those who desire the POV of the zombie.

  • Emily Guido
    2019-04-13 18:19

    I love humor and paranormal characters and so… I loved this book by Stephen Herfst, “Zed”. Let me just tell you, the book struck me as funny from the first of it with zombies, gummies, activists, and zombies working in the food industry was “unfreakingly” funny! I was actually rolling in some parts of this book and the scenes with the roadtrip with “Chase” were also fun to read. Herfst has the built in ability to make a subject that usually is truly gory into something that is normal, comical and fun. I thought the divert interest in this book was all too hilarious. I was taken with a lot of unique thinking and approaches in this book. I like taking a worn story and making it new with a twist and a turn here and there and that is what Herfst does with “Zed”! It doesn’t matter whether you like paranormal reads or not, “Zed” would be a fun and quick read!For all this and more, I feel compelled to give Stephen Herfst’s “Zed” a 5 out of 5 stars! Awesome read!

  • Mark Smith
    2019-04-17 21:31

    Right from the get-go, you can tell this book is different. I'd say any author trying to spin a work in the zombie-apocalypse genre is pretty brave, considering how the market is full to over-flowing lately. But Herfst doesn't take you down the normal "bash zombies in the head to survive" path, but instead puts you inside the head of a zombie who's got a bit more consideration for the world around him.The book is clever and witty and imaginative and made for a good read. I would have liked to have seen the author explore the world a bit more instead of just such a tight focus on Zed and his surroundings. This book felt like a great beginning to a survival story, but it left me with some unanswered questions that hopefully we'll get answered in sequels. But what do I know? I'm just a curmudgeon, so read the book for yourself and tell me what you think.

  • Juana
    2019-04-14 17:27

    Zed is just so different from the rest of the zombies he is smart and is almost like a human, except for his color and that he can't die by getting shot unless it's on the head. It was a total new story for me. Seeing the story through a zombies eyes and reading about his adventures ever since he met Chase was pretty fascinating and entertaining. The only thing I didn't like was that it ended but I know there will be a continuation with more adventures and the end really left me wondering what will happen next and I have my questions on that last paragraph that hopefully the author will explain a little more in the start of the next book. It is a good read it's sad, funny, fun, entertaining, keeps you reading, a new story it was really unique and rare to find. You will definitely enjoy it. I would totally love to see a movie like this book too! : )

  • Catrina Barton
    2019-04-04 23:16

    I received this e-book free in exchange for a review. I've never read a Zombie book before, so I'm excited to try something new.The Good:It's refreshing to read something from a zombie's point of view. I enjoyed the humor Mr. Herfst threaded in, complimented the story keeping it from being too dark.The Bad:I came across several mistakes, mostly minor typos. The formatting was clunky.The accents threw me for a loop. I had to re-read those lines a few times before they made sense.I didn't like the "Clearly she was homeschooled, judging by her level of diction." line. You shouldn't judge people like that. I was home-schooled and my diction is above hers. Please don't try to stereotype like that. Thank you.Overall Impression:I enjoyed the majority of this book. Thanks for writing it.

  • Rachael
    2019-03-31 20:24

    For more of my reviews, check out my blog @ Moosubi Reviews!Disclaimer: The fact that I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review has not affected my rating. This review expresses my honest opinions.Wow. Definitely a different read. My past experience with zombie books only includes Z by j, where you kill zombies mercilessly as a game and Taste by Kate Evangelista, which has numerous paranormal zombie guys that are as beautiful as gods, Zed another side of zombies as about as human a non-human can be. And I'm glad to say that Stephen Herfst was able to pull it off in a humorous and engaging manner!The best thing about this book was that it combined two things I always love in a story - action and lots and lots of humor! The first part of the story was definitely hilarious - I loved seeing Zed adjust to the human world and try to disguise himself as one of them! His adventures at the mall while trying to figure out the thinking and inventions of humans were especially laughable(: It's so refreshing to see such innocence yet such profoundness in such an individual, yet hilarious at the same time!The second half of the book mainly on action by trying to escape the military into the "Promised Land". I liked seeing Zed and Chase cooperate and help each other in combat, as well as the jargon they used. There was lots of strategizing, hiding, swerving of cars, and, of course, still some humor, however inappropriate it may be, as well as tons of suspense involved, and of course, tons of brain eating, moaning, and bullets. It was overall just an amazing action sequence, always keeping me on the edge of my seat. On a side note, I also have to say that Zed teaches some invaluable "lessons". There was one moment when Zed figures out that the best way to avoid answering a question is to say in a very authoritative voice, "Can't you see I'm busy?!". Hermph. Very useful(;Overall, Zed is a hilarious read with lots of action! It's definitely not your typical zombie read, although of you're hungering for some zombie fun, Zed should still satisfy your hunger. This read is great for guys - not a smidgen of romance - just plain humor, fun, and action.

  • Lynxie
    2019-04-12 22:18

    Zed was a slightly different look at the zombie apocalypse, it was different in that the POV was from Zed, a slightly more human zombie. I enjoyed his inner dialogue, even when he occasionally rambled on about things that were a little trivial. Couple his inner dialogue with the rambunctious Chase and you have yourself the makings of an interesting tale.Zed grows as a character throughout the story, he was initially one-dimensional and flat, much like the zombie he should be, but by the end of the book he was more 'human' than I think he should have been. Chase's human-ness rubbed off and he began to feel things and think of things and learn things he never thought were possible for a zombie. This was a story of self discovery and showcased a lot of good themes for young adults (as this book clearly is aimed at - the writing is certainly well written for the YA crowd). The growing friendship between Chase and Zed is slowly built upon, it's not rushed, no one falls insanely in love with the other only minutes after meeting them or any of that all-too-familiar storyline. It progressed nicely and finished in a good place. The main thing I didn't like was how Zed seemed to know so much about everything (except for convenient, or quite possibly intended 'inconvenient' things) and the explanation that he learnt all this from TV or reading seemed a little far-fetched. I felt this gave the whole story a little bit too much 'fake' which threw the whole thing off for me. Every time Zed uttered something about learning it from TV I inwardly cringed. This issue aside, I enjoyed Zed and Chase's journey. I would also happily pick up another book by Stephen, just to see how he goes with something other than zombies and Zed's humor.*NOTE: I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review*

  • Dawn Vanniman
    2019-03-19 21:03

    I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.I liked this book. I really did. BUT...I think I would have liked it even better if I hadn't read WARM BODIES by Isaac Marion first. They have a similar theme, but are very different books.Like R (WARM BODIES), Zed isn't your typical zombie. He doesn't care to hunt and eat people, in fact, her prefers deer or pork. He also reads, watches tv, 'lives' in a house and works on his stride. Yes, his stride. See, he doesn't want to lurch like his 'brothers'. He wants a normal human stride. He enjoys messing with the Yahoos, Activists and Military - he likes the idea of a zombie outsmarting them. For some reason, he is fixated on completing his military outfit...which leads me to believe that he was once in the military.Zed thinks that something that was done to him in the Zombie Retraining Camp sparked his brain into returning to something close to human. See, the zombies are given specially formulated treats when they do their job correctly. Some even learn to work at fast-food restaurants! I can totally see that - I used to manage fast food. I could have probably used some well trained zombies!So Zed is just going along enjoying his 'life', when he meets up with a young girl named Chase. Instead of whacking her or letting his 'brothers' have her - he saves her and they begin hanging out. Chase tells him that she has a safe untouched place to live, they just have to get there. Chase came off, especially at the beginning, as almost cartoony. Like a caricature of a hillbilly girl. I got really annoyed with her, really quickly. Luckily, about halfway through the book she settles down and seems more real and not as obnoxious.The best part was the very last chapter, I can't wait to find out if my guesses on Zed are right or not!

  • JenniferRicketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
    2019-04-01 20:24

    I signed up through the ARR program on Goodreads to receive a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I loved the interesting twist on the zombie genre this story presented and haven't laughed so hard about a zombie apocalypse since the movie Shaun of the Dead. On an interesting side note, Shaun of the Dead was on TV yesterday, and one of the characters called a zombie a "zed." I immediately thought of this book and loved it! I do want to point out that though I thought of this book, it's completely different from the movie and any other zombie book I've read--it takes place from the zombie's point of view. I'm only comparing the two because both have comical moments. The changes in Zed's behavior and thinking once he met up with Chase were so cool! I loved their partnership--it was the two of them against the world...the world who wanted to kill off every zombie out there. Zed was a zombie I found myself rooting for, and Chase was the perfect partner to team up with him. She is a force of nature and definitely smart in her survival mode, which is one of the things about her that Zed admires and I did as well. There aren't just awesome characters either. Plenty of action kept my interest, and I was so nervous and on the edge of my seat every time they found themselves in a situation with obstacles to overcome. I never thought I'd be on a zombie's side until I read this book! I couldn't get over how kick ass Chase is and how unafraid and matter-of-fact she was in teaming up with a zombie and fighting for their survival right alongside him. I can't wait to see where the next book takes me!

  • Laura Thomas
    2019-03-22 22:26

    I am at a loss to describe how much I enjoyed reading this book. I did a blog post just about getting ready to review it, and then I reread it so that Zed would be fresh in my mind. So much is wanting to be said.Imagine being the only zombie who can think. Do you belong with other zombies or should you avoid them? You would have to wonder, why me? Why am I the only one, and where do I belong?Zed chooses a life of seclusion, away from zombies and humans alike. That is until one eventful evening when he encounters Chase. Thrown together by chance, they stay together to survive. There is danger for a young girl in these times, especially one traveling alone. Not to mention the human horde that wants to kill and mount all zombies they come across. Maybe, if they stick together, Chase and Zed can make it to a safe zone and live their lives in peace.I am still struggling to tell you about this story. It is much more than the gratuitous zombies eating people scenes, of which there are some doozies. It is also funny, like when Zed goes to the maul. And Chase, man is she a firecracker. She provides the spark and sets this book on fire. You can not help but love her.Let me tell you, this book is an amazing read. There are so many ups and downs, spins and teeth-clenching thrills inside. It is unlike any other zombie book you have read and you should not miss out. Get Zed and get reading. I hear there are two more books to come and I can't wait.I gave this 5 STARS and then some!

  • Mirely
    2019-03-24 20:23

    There’s something about zombies that doesn’t necessarily call my attention. It could be that I’m a bit chicken about dead things eating living things. When the author reached out to me to read this book he was so nice about the whole thing that I had to give it a try. He gifted me a code but I didn’t use it in time. Because I promised to read/review I went ahead and purchased it. I’m really glad I did.This story is so unique and so well put together that I couldn’t help but to be in awe. It was fun to be part of Zed’s world. Zed is no ordinary zombie. He is a very smart zombie who is very comfortable in his ways. He likes to be invisible to everyone, zombies and humans alike, to read and enjoy his eternal life. However, just because he likes to be invisible doesn’t mean he’s not aware of said zombies and humans. He is very aware of them which is why he rather stay away. Well, all is great with the world until he meets Chase. Chase is a young human girl who literally turns his world upside down. When Zed loses his home to a fire he takes up Chase on her offer to take him to a new home. This is when the adventure begins.It was fun, action packed, cute, and so funny! I loved it all including the very mysterious ending that sealed the deal. I have to pick up the next book in the series. I think everyone should read this and take a chance on a very unique take on zombies. Go read it now!

  • Ambyr
    2019-04-13 19:18

    I received this book from the Author for an honest review. The only bias-ness that I give a review in ARR is for some grammar/spelling issues; as I know that they will be fixed (usually). So this book review is totally honest.Zed is not your typical Zombie. He thinks, takes pride in his walk (not to shuffle like the rest of the zees), and has a passion for reading and learning. He doesn't eat humans, but doesn't look down upon his brethren for their ingrained ways. And his entire life changes when he meets Chase...There is so much to this story. It's light, fluffy, funny, and entertaining. Told in the POV of Zed (said zombie), it is an interesting twist on a humorous tale. This was well written, well thought out, and had a great flow to it. I would recommend this book to anyone not looking for a deep read, anyone ages 12 and up (who is allowed to read about gore and zombies eating brains), etc. That is, there is no sex or vulgar speech. All in all, it was a fun book to read. As amusing as the description sounds, that's as amusing as the whole book feels.

  • Scott Collins
    2019-04-03 23:16

    I'm not much of a zombie fan and I'm almost ashamed to admit I picked up this book based on its cover. Almost. Zed follows the exploits of Zed, an out of the ordinary zombie who lives a life of seclusion, trying to avoid contact with the various human groups out to capture or kill all zombies. Much to his dismay, he is forced into the company of a teenage girl. The two then set off on a wild adventure to save themselves, and in the process each other. I loved the characters. Each had an independent and strong voice as well as their own brand of humor. The plot was engaging and fast paced, enough to keep anyone turning the pages long into the night. Most of all I enjoyed the development of Zed as he sees what he's been missing while in hiding. All in all a fun read. I'll definitely keep my eye out for the next installment in the Zed series.

  • March Shoggoth Madness The Haunted Reading Room
    2019-03-25 16:02

    I wholeheartedly enjoyed “Zed,” a hilarious spin on the zombie trend that simultaneously ensures a deeper look and concentration of thought on some serious issues-such as consciousness and compassion, survival and surrender, humanity and inhumanity, do-goodism vs. government and military, and more. I literally chuckled or even laughed aloud on almost every page, but as I was laughing, I was also learning and pondering.While I was laughing and learning, I was also racing through the pages, because the action and adventure and thrills provided by Zed and his oddball (but likable) new human sidekick Chase are addictive and enjoyable. I was so glad when, on reaching the end, I learned that Zed will indeed return for an encoure, because he is truly too precious to drop off the scene after only one gig. Here’s to Zombies with Brains, Consciousness, and a delightful Heart.

  • Deska
    2019-04-03 18:23

    Wow! I really like this story a lot!I always love stories that involved zombies. This one gives something else other than just ordinary Zombie stories where most of them are pictured as monsters.Zed is a sassy, intelligent, competitive zombie! I really like his sassiness! He is the only zombie that can think! probably because the use of some drugs when he was captured. Then the story started to evolve into something more when he met with Chase, the human girl.. Their friendship is although viewed quite fast, it is really funny and organic. I like how Chase really bring human-side of Zed. Their loyalties to each other are very impressive.. Love them much!The story is quite simple, but it is written awesomely.. Love it much..

  • Rawan
    2019-03-20 20:03

    I would rate this as 3.5/4 stars . I received this book through the ARR program , however my review will not be effected regardless of how I got this book .I have always been looking for a funny Zombie book but they never work either the zombies kill the humor or the author tries too hard to be funny , however this book wasn't that , it was simply great .you can tell this book is different from he first glance , the author is smart , witty and has good use of sarcasm , the character development for zed is also very good and honestly this book was very entertaining , it's not exactly a zombie book it's more of a new spin off of the genre .Zed is a good character , a zombie instead of screaming brains has a brain and I loved his stride .

  • Austin
    2019-04-07 23:06

    This was a different take on zombies that was very interesting and enjoyable. Zed as a character was interesting and he made this story even more likeable. Can't wait to read more Zed books.

  • Paige
    2019-04-03 20:11

    Wasn't for me.