Love zombie tales? This YA horror tale is 140 pages filled with teen angst and terror!
Full Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way.
Let’s dive into my review!
My Thoughts on Dead Meat: Day 1 by Nick Clausen
When we meet the three main characters, the tension is already very high!
The three teens are stuck in a very warm basement with someone on the other side of the door who just keeps scratching at the door…
One character is complaining about pain, the second character is absolutely terrified, and the third is having an internal struggle with the entire situation as well as some personal struggles. And of course, two of the characters are already fighting with each other.
We soon learn that the three characters are in a situation where they are being held captive in the basement because there is a zombie on the other side of the door. We also get a flashback to learn what happened before they wound up where they are in the present.
For the remainder of the tale, we see the characters deal with many situations that get darker and darker, and more terrifying and horrible as the story progresses.
Some of the scenes had me cringing. Some had me reading as fast as I could to see what would happen next. Some scenes will be stuck in my head for a long time to come.
Of course, this is just day one. So there’s a bit of a cliffhanger. I cannot wait to see what day two is like!!
My Favorite Passages from Dead Meat: Day 1
Jennie is obviously out of the picture – she couldn’t hit the floor if she fell down, especially not with her wounded arm.
“What do you think was the point of the ritual?” Dan asks.
“No idea. I didn’t go to Hogwarts.”
Dan doesn’t seem to hear the joke. He just starts turning pages again.
My Final Thoughts on Dead Meat: Day 1
Phew! What a read! I definitely recommend this one to fans of YA horror. This one certainly didn’t shy away from the gruesome details!
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To check out my review for Day Two, click here!