by Camille Picott
Publication: April 7th 2016
Genre: Post-apocalyptic, Zombies
Undead: a reanimated corpse with a craving for human flesh.
Ultramarathon: any footrace longer than a traditional marathon (26.2 miles).
For ultrarunners Kate and Frederico, a typical Saturday morning is spent pounding out a twenty- to thirty-mile “fun run.” It’s during one of their runs that an insidious illness descends upon northern California, turning humans into flesh-shredding zombies.
When Kate receives a desperate call from her son, Carter, she and Frederico flee their hometown and set out to help him. The only problem? Carter attends college over two hundred miles away and the freeways—clogged with car wrecks, zombies, and government blockades—are impassable. Running back roads and railroad tracks becomes their only means of travel, but neither of them has ever run so far before.
As pain, injuries, hunger, and fatigue plague them, getting to Carter and staying alive seem impossible. It’s either outrun the undead or become one of them, and for Kate, death is not an option.
Y’all know I’m a huge fan of all things zombies and Undead Ultra did not disappoint! I didn’t even know there was such a thing as an Ultramarathon, so that made the story even more interesting to me. I always said that I’d have a far better chance of surviving a zombie apocalypse if I was a runner, but this book revealed that it’s a huge challenge even for people who enjoy running.
Undead Ultra is an awesome story that gave me something new and refreshing to enjoy about the genre. Sure, there are the usual obstacles that you find in many zombie books, but there were unique attributes throughout this one that I enjoyed very much. The characters are complex and the pacing of the storyline couldn’t be any more perfect. Full of suspense, terror, and even some heartfelt moments, this is one of my favorites of the year.
I highly recommend Undead Ultra to all fans of the post-apocalyptic genre! I’ll definitely be looking into reading some of Picott’s other books.
~About the Author~
Camille Picott has been writing novels since she was twelve. When she’s not working on a book, spending time with family, or whipping up a new vegetarian meal, you can find her trail running in Sonoma County, California.
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