Review & Giveaway! Deadland’s Harvest by Rachel Aukes #zOctober2014

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Deadland’s Harvest
by Rachel Aukes
Series: Deadland #2
Publication date: April 28th 2014
by Surprisingly Adequate Publishing
Category: Adult
Genre: Horror, Zombies

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The seven deadly sins with a shambling twist.

The critically acclaimed DEADLAND SAGA:
Book 1: 100 Days in Deadland
Book 2: Deadland’s Harvest
Book 3: Deadland Rising

It has been one hundred days since the zombies claimed the world. Cash, along with forty-two survivors, have found safety in the secluded and well-guarded Fox National Park. The leaves are changing colors, a beautiful, brutal reminder that winter is coming. As the survivors prepare for freezing months without electricity and not enough food, they learn of massive zombie herds several hundred miles north…and headed their way.

To save the park, Cash must find a place for the survivors to hide from the migrating herds. If Cash and her small band of volunteers don’t succeed by winter, the Fox survivors just may become Deadland’s Harvest.

(Deadland’s Harvest is a journey through Dante Alighieri’s classic tale on the seven deadly sins… zombie apocalypse style!)

My Thoughts

I’ll be honest: It’s difficult writing reviews for anything beyond the first book in a series because I don’t want to write something that will spoil it for anyone new to the series. There are so many specific things I’d like to discuss, but instead of giving too many details, I will just tell you why this series is so freaking awesome.

Deadland’s Harvest is rich with character development, which kept me fully engaged from beginning to end. It’s impossible not to care deeply about the characters’ outcome. Cash is freaking badass. I love her to pieces. She’s grown so much since the beginning of the first book. She feels like a real person to me after this much involvement in her story.

There are wonderful glimpses of hope sprinkled throughout the story… and then pulled out from under you, of course. The great thing about that is the story is so well written I was never left feeling hopeless. I spent most of the book rooting for Cash and.. well, for the rest of the gang. Ooh, see, I almost wrote something that wouldn’t be good for newcomers! The simmering build up just before the action scenes is enough to make even the most seasoned zombie fanatics want to scream from the anxiety. And the action scenes themselves will have you swinging your arms in the air like you’re helping in the fight. Try not to read in public. Some people may not respond well to your reaction.

Deadland’s Harvest is filled with super awesome zombie goodness and characters that will make you love them (or hate them). It’s the perfect blend of a struggling humanity and hardcore zombie terror. I’m fully invested in this series and can’t wait to read the next book!

I highly recommend The Deadland Saga for all fans of horror and zombies!

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About the Author

rachel aukes

Rachel Aukes is the international bestselling author of 100 Days in Deadland, which was named one of the best books of 2013 by Suspense Magazine and one of the best zombie books by the Huffington Post. She also writes romantic science fiction and fantasy under the pen name Berinn Rae, which includes the RWA award-winning short story “Stealing Fate,” a USA Today recommended read. Rachel lives in Iowa with her husband and an incredibly spoiled sixty-pound lap dog. When not writing, she can be found flying old airplanes and trying (not so successfully) to prepare for the zombie apocalypse.

Rachel’s Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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Follower of Jesus, loving wife, homeschooling mom, blogger, author, gamer, and a lover of the culinary arts. Toni lives in Michigan with her husband and four children. If she's not writing or curled up with a book, you'll most likely find her playing with her kids, baking cupcakes, or killing zombies.
  • Susan Pigott

    I would have to choose Alice from Resident Evil! She kicks butt! Nor she ever quit. She always gets back up with more fury!

  • Jeremy Hunt

    Chris Redfield from the Resident Evil games.

  • LOL Toni! I can totally imagine you acting it out in public 😛 I’d probably pay money to watch that. WRITE ON!

  • Trinitee D

    Hmmm…..never thought of it before. Not sure who I would choose to be.

  • Sabrina Taylor

    I would love to play a zombie on The Walking Dead. I love that show and I think it would be awesome to be on that show.

  • Stormy Bailey

    I personally hate zombies. I’m terrified.But my sister is obsessed and i could see her on the set of The Walking Dead playing the zombie or person who gets the bloodiest and is the deadliest. This book is her’s if i win.

  • Becky Stephens

    Because I love World War Z (even though the zombies are terrifying), I’d pick that movie. But, because I know those fast bastards would take me down in an instant, I’d be Brad Pitt’s wife safe on the aircraft carrier. 😉

  • Erin F

    I’d have to say that while I love zombie shows, I would hate to live in those worlds! I think that I’d pick World War Z, mainly b/c at the end, they found a cure! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Lori Hopkins

    Without a doubt I would be in The Walking Dead. I know so many people will say that, but I cannot help it. I have been a fan since day one, and I love it! Hmmm…as for who I would be, IDK, as long as it was Daryl or Rick’s love interest!

  • marypreston

    I have to say WORLD WAR Z. Not sure who I would play.

  • Greg Bassett

    I would be Kierin on In the Flesh

  • bn100

    haven’t seen any zombie stuff, so don’t know

  • Jami Broveak

    Shaun of the Dead, and I would be Liz.. because she lives 🙂

  • MS11

    I am legend….the dog 🙂