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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Review of Mercy

Joshua Grover-David Patterson
Kindle Edition

   Georgina Fulci is on a mission trip in Ethiopia where she and her husband, Rob, adopted their little girl six years before. She is on a plane back to the states trying to figure out what to write in a journal that her husband insisted that she keep while away. She is awakened by some commotion on the plane in time to see a woman being bitten by the pilot. The next thing she knows, the plane has crashed on an uncharted island. There are four other survivors plus herself; two men, a flight attendant and a young girl. This is the story of their life on the island while fighting off a horde of undead, a ship of Mexicans rescuing them and their return to the United States.
   This is not your typical zombie read. The undead are there, but they are not the soul focus of this book. The story is told in a journal format primarily through the eyes of Georgina. She did this with the hopes of her husband and daughter knowing why she is delayed returning home. The story focuses on how the surviving crew members survive  or not survive their ordeal. It shows the friendship between them and what lengths that people will go to in order to survive. The storyline was quite good and flowed very well; but there were points where the story seemed to go on forever and I just wanted it to move along. Georgina was, by process of elimination, made the leader. She didn't want the role; but somehow she managed to relish the role. Since she was the narrator of the book, she was the obvious choice. Leroy was my favorite character in the story. He was the protector and safety person. For a long time in the beginning, he never said anything. Once he thought everything through, he wouldn't stop talking. Even so, he struck me as the strongest and the most level headed of the group.
   All in all this was a good read and I recommend it to everyone. Even if you are into the blood and gore zombie story, I think you will enjoy this one.
   I wish to thank the author for providing me with a copy to review. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not compensated for writing the review.

I give Mercy 4 out of 5 stars 


  1. I usually try to avoid the undead genre but this one sounds like the story is more than that. May be I'll give it a go.

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