Dead Meat: Day 7 by Nick Clausen is another entry in this series where we are seeing how fast the zombie virus can spread… It’s out of hand, and now other countries are threatening to step in. But can things still be fixed, or is it far too late?
Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way. I also purchased a copy.
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on Dead Meat: Day 7 by Nick Clausen
When this addition to the series picks up, Iver was still stuck in the old man’s house with zombies approaching, and William and Dan are still trying to get back to Denmark.
Per usual, things are quite tense!
Iver makes it over one hurdle just to run into another. When he makes his way to the roof, he thought that he would be able to climb down, but he quickly realizes that there were too many zombies around. Two newcomers approach with perfect timing and after examining him for scratches, they take Iver where he needs to go. But Iver may have been better off just waiting things out on the roof…
William and Dan come across a woman who has just lost her husband. When he comes back to attack her as a zombie, the boys deal with it and tell her that she can come with them if she wants. Not sure if she will follow or give in to her grief, the boys head out. Later on, the woman catches up to them after following their footprints. But more disaster is right around the corner for this crew…
PHEW. Yet again with these tales, I couldn’t put this down. The way the chapters are organized, jumping from one perspective to another group, is sure to keep readers antsy to see what will happen in each of the groups.
I love the characters Dan, William, and Iver so much. Their bravery and quest to do what is right while staying safe and trying to protect others, even if they are afraid themselves, is incredible. Each of them had quite the storyline in this one! I can’t wait to see what happens with them all next.
Dan is such an awesome teenager. There was one scene in this tale where Dan hears a radio broadcast and calls out the lie. When another character comments that they are probably just trying to make people stay hopeful, Dan isn’t having it and says, “That’s still a lie.” In another scene, he connects with someone by saying that he understands what that person is going through, and that he knows nothing he can say will make it any better. I’m not sure that I had commented on his personality before, but we have seen him go through some major growth in just seven days!
One other element that I really loved in this one was a call-out to The Walking Dead and a method they use to get the zombies off their scent. I loved this tie in to another popular zombie tale!
My Favorite Passages from Dead Meat: Day 7
He pulls the trigger just as the guy regroups and lunges forward again. The shot it absolutely deafening, hammering painfully against his eardrums, but William hardly notices. The top of the guy’s skull breaks open like a tin can, as the bullet removes part of his brain the size of a fist.
“We’ll probably kill each other before the infection can.”
The entire harbor is coming alive. Everywhere he sees the dead appearing and moving this way. It’s like someone stuck a stick into an anthill – and Dan is that stick.
My Final Thoughts on Dead Meat: Day 7
I know I say something similar every time, but this time more than ever before, I cannot wait to get my hands on Day 8 to see what happens next! I’m SO nervous.
If you haven’t yet, you should really check out this series if you enjoy awesome zombie tales! They just keep getting more and more intense!
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Thanks for reading!
And thank you again to Nick Clausen for sending me a copy of this tale!