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received a free digital review copy of this book via Edelweiss.
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In honesty, I thought this would just be OK, and nothing more. Turns out, it was really freaking awesome! :)
Full Moon Hollow - Paranormal Capital of the World. But of course, those are just stories.
A scout jamboree. Fun, right?
Until the zombies show up, and the remains of two scout groups have to fight to find their way to safety...
What the hell is going on in Full Moon Hollow?
Have you ever thought what would happen when you smoosh a multi-racial Scooby-Doo style gang of kids (unfortunately, without the dog,) into Brian K Vaughn's Paper Girls, with the more family-friendly parts of the film Zombieland?
Nope, me neither. But clearly someone's been thinking about it - because here it is.
And it's really fun!
Bright, spoopy ('spooky' to the purists amongst you,) and with an adventure that really scoops you up and drags you along with it, this is a really involving book.
The artwork was effective - bright, but not too in-your-face.
And the main characters are pretty evenly split between white characters and people of colour (PoCs). Overall, the split may even be slightly in favour of PoCs - depending on who you count as main characters.
It's done well - not forced; it simply is (as it should be.)
so great bits:
While the kids were relatively well-drawn characters (in the metaphorical sense - though in the literal sense too, I suppose,) I think they still could do with some character development - though this may be expanded on in continuations of the series.
I also think that things maybe weren't tied up correctly...?
Like, how did the kids explain the zombie attack to the adults? And where the hell did the zombies come from in the first place?
Again, this is possibly just a symptom of first-volume restrictions - and it's entirely possible that this'll get sorted in later instalments.
OK, so I'm nit-picking a little... but someone has to ;)
This was so fun! A well-rounded kids' story (and big kids, like yours truly, of course,) with a diverse cast and zombies!
With room for growth, and perfect for Halloween, I really do recommend this one guys - I enjoyed the hell out of it! :)