Jordan’s Brains: A Zombie Evolution by J. Cornell Michel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The main character Jordan (whom we don’t know is a boy or girl), is a young person that is living in a psychiatric home when the “zombie apocalypse” occurs. He (for lack of better terms) has planned and waited for this day and is all too pleased to finally show that he has been right all along about the impending doom of the world. Jordan takes to the streets, saving those who he/she thinks is in need and slays a few zombies in the process, until something unexpected happens and changes his story from one of savior to one of monster. Albeit, sympathetic and still grasping on to his humanity, he finds out more about the world and the infection that’s swept the nation.
I really enjoyed this book! It was written in first person POV and really helped the reader feel like they knew Jordan with his quirky thoughts and dry humor. I tried my best to find out little hints of whether Jordan was a girl or boy but I settled into thinking it was a boy by the end of the book. I like how J. Cornell Michel made that a fun twist to the novel. If I could give the book 4.5 stars I would. I like that the author did not stray from character at all the entire book. The character sounded young, optimistic, slightly off and one track minded…which was what the author was going for, I assume. I only took a half star away because I missed some of Jordan’s personal feelings on some things that I was yearning to know more about how he felt, rather than only dwelling in what actually happened. Ironically, he came alive and had more feeling towards the end of the book when things got really sad and confusing for him. I held back tears at the end and really dreaded finding out what happened…but I did. This book is an amazing read for someone that wants to get inside the mind of a slightly crazy, zombie addict during the zombie apocalypse. It’s a great story and full of twists and turns that will keep the pages floating by. I must add that the print copy was amazingly put together and I enjoyed it probably more than I would on the e-book (which I purchased). Overall, I recommend this book to all zombie lovers that don’t want to be stuck to the same ole zombie stories and even readers that want to find a new niche. You won’t be disappointed!
– T.R. Horne, author of Breaking Mobius and Crazy Dirty Love, blogger/reviewer at www.ragingbookreviews.wordpress.com