Solstice: A Novel of the Zombie Apocalypse by Donna Burgess (Quickie Review)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
First, the good: Not your typical zombie novel, Solstice imagines the undead creatures a bit different, which is a breath of fresh air. I found the writing to be quite good, the action fast-paced and the descriptions very vivid. I plowed through this book in one sitting, so anxious was I to see how it ended.
Now, the bad (which isn’t all that bad, I swear!)– This book doesn’t delve into the scientific reasoning behind the sudden appearance of zombies or the constant state of darkness, which bugged me a little. I prefer at least a little science with my science fiction. My qualm was soon forgotten though as the story pulled me in deeper.
And thinking about it a bit further, I can see that not having the answers is more realistic. I mean really, when daylight suddenly disappears and grade school kids are taunting you with “I want to see how you taste,” will it really matter what cataclysmic event is responsible? No. Staying alive will become the priority.