The Ghoul Archipelago by Stephen Kozeniewski is fun page-turner that will delight you with each turn that the story takes! Of course, as this tale also features zombies, there is some wonderfully vivid violence scattered throughout.
I had so much fun with this one!
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on The Ghoul Archipelago by Stephen Kozeniewski
This story is a character-driven tale that will have you either rooting for the characters, or wishing that they would meet a sudden demise!
At the beginning of the novel, the chapters were organized in a way that would feature one group of characters at a time before jumping to another group. As each grouping was very intriguing to me, I couldn’t stop reading because I wanted to see how things were going to turn out for each of them! I absolutely loved that we kept jumping from group to group until each storylines began to merge with one another.
While some of the storylines were very different from one another, there was one element that was present throughout: the dead were rising.
It was so much fun to see how each group was handling that fact because they were all extremely different; we had some that were simply killing them, some that wanted to save their souls, and some that wanted to control them and use them for… various things.
The overall pacing was wonderful, the plot was perfectly organized, the characters and their relationships were fun, the dialogue was great! All around, this was an awesome book! It will definitely be one that I return to again when I need a fun zombie tale.
Also… I just have to point out this copyright statement. How fun is this?!
My Favorite Passages from The Ghoul Archipelago
Hannibal Mo’s lower jaw ground back and forth like a cricket’s legs serenading the night.
But he, personally, whether it was superstition or some latent belief in some kind of higher power, believed that it was the height of bad luck to give anyone his name. Rumpelstiltskin had been undone by it, and, personally, he intended to spin a lot keel straw into gold before he died.
For once, he was thankful for his cheap, raggedy boots. Many of the Mariners of the Rey Gould had lost their boots to the pirates. Papi’s hadn’t been worth stealing. He relish that now as he twisted his toes back and forth, sending vertebrae floating to the water surface like a loose piano keys. He would have despised doing that barefoot.
My Final Thoughts on The Ghoul Archipelago
I am a total sucker for zombie tales! And this one? This was such a fun twist on the traditional zombie. I loved the technology element that played a major role throughout, and all of the characters were so wonderful.
I definitely recommend this one to you if you enjoy stories centered around amazing characters, zombies, and interesting technology!
Thanks for reading!
And thank you again to Stephen for sending me a signed copy after Corona Con!