WANTED: Dead or Undead (The Zombie West series #1) by Angela Scott

13581407Book Synopsis: [Goodreads]
Pages 225 | Published 30th March 2012
Evolved Publishing
Trace Monroe doesn’t believe in luck. He never has. But when a fiery-headed cowgirl saunters through the saloon doors, wielding shotguns and a know-how for killing the living dead, he believes he just may be the luckiest man alive. Trace wants to join “Red’s” posse, but she prefers to work alone—less messy that way. 

In order to become her traveling companion, Trace has to agree to her terms: no names, no questions, and if he gets bit, he can’t beg for mercy when she severs his brain stem. He agrees, knowing only that Red is the sharpest shooter he’s ever encountered. The fact she’s stunning hasn’t escaped his attention either. 

What he doesn’t know, is that Red has a very good reason to be on top of her game. She not only has the answer for how they can all outlive the plague taking over the wild, wild west, she is the answer.

Book Review: 4.5 stars

After reading Warm Bodies I thought to myself ‘damn zombies are cool’ – but then after reading Wanted I thought ‘move over vampires, because ZOMBIES are my new love!’

imagesThis book, to say the least, was amazeballs with an extra dollop of cherry! The writing was beautiful, allowing the reader to fully immerse themselves into this world of cowboy’s vs. zombies. [Cowboys…yes! real wild wild west freakin cowboys…who ride on horses and cheat at poker] You will have no trouble imagining Red kicking some undead ass! The fight scenes were incredible, and like me I’m sure you’ll have a fat cheshire grin on your face whilst reading them. In fact the whole plot was incredibly interesting, down to the last bloody sword and mangled body.

As female heroines go, Red was pretty awesome! She is everything that you would want in a gun hoe fighting machine. And to see her through Trace’s eyes was just…ahhh – so sweet.

“I’m not going anywhere. Not without you. Shoot me in both legs if you must, but I’m telling you right now, I’ll find a way to crawl back to you.”

Angela Scott | Trace | Wanted

Since the book was written in third person the reader is able to fully understand the motives and desires of each main character, as well as notice the significant development of each person throughout the novel. I must admit though that there were some unintended sexual innuendoes, that i’m sure I can’t be the only one who picked up on them…or maybe I just have a dirty mind….

“The woman must have nailed Red while Wen was out back, and then waited for Wen to return, to take him by surprise as well”

Angela Scott | Wanted

….ahh thats what she said!

Its logical progression, witty and contrasting characters, makes this book a fast and interesting read. I honestly can’t put into words how much I loved this book…which sort of sucks for a book reviewer…regardless I can’t wait to read the next one!

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