Following a wave of brutal and unexplained violence, Doctor Anna Lewis is charged with leading a team of scientists to find an explanation. What they discover shakes them to the core and causes them to question everything about their work and personal ethics. As their world descends into chaos, they struggle to continue their research in the face of a vicious, insatiable eFollowing a wave of brutal and unexplained violence, Doctor Anna Lewis is charged with leading a team of scientists to find an explanation. What they discover shakes them to the core and causes them to question everything about their work and personal ethics. As their world descends into chaos, they struggle to continue their research in the face of a vicious, insatiable enemy....
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locked out Reviews
In the second story, Thea takes on the story as the director for a local lab that is being commandeered to run testing on samples from the outbreak. Of course, typical zombie hi-jinks ensue as a staff member has been infected. The internal attack occurs as well as the inevitable overrun of the facility. The only thing these medical researchers manage to do is get evacuated. Anything else would be a spoiler so I will stop there.Now, I felt the story itself stayed in the well traveled plane of modern zombie fiction. Nothing in the plot lines stood out but everything was well done so it remained enjoyable. One thing that did happen was a couple of looks at the main character. There was what appeared to be a hinting of sexual tension that wasn’t given time to mature. I personally think it could have been explored but that would have required the group to remain in-tact and in location so I can see why this didn’t happen. The rate of infection really suggested that this should have been ignored.The other look I could have done without. There was time spent on the more mundane elements of the facility director’s job. In the beginning of a zombie apocalypse I realize that many people would continue to attempt to handle business as usual but I just don’t want to read about it. This is a small complaint since it was also a small element of the story.So, how would I rate the book? It might surprise you but the answer is better than the first. While “Locked In” had a better overall plot and a fresher take on the genre than “Locked Out” did there is a noticeable difference in the quality of the writing between the first and second. You get a feeling of the author’s style having matured that was impressive. I still have the third book to read and review but I am hoping to see this trend continue.A good read. You should give this four out of five star work a try. If you aren’t a fan of zombies, The Zombie Bedtime Stories just might convert you.
Locked Out is tale #2 in Thea Isis Gregory's Zombie Bedtime Stories. Unlike Locked In, this tale has a variety of characters for the reader to learn about. Scientists, military and civilians make up those trying to figure out what is going on in the capital and why it is spreading so quickly. The setting is simple. A research facility that has been commandeered for the sole purpose of determining the cause of the strange behavior of the people. Again, the characters were strong and the story is solid with excellent attention to detail. While not as heart wrenching as Locked In, Locked Out is a wonderful story of discovery and survival of a zombie outbreak.
Although this short story is a sequel to locked in, it stands on its own, with separate characters that obliquely refer to events in the previous story. Just make time, and curl up, you will read this in one sitting! You just keep turning the page, sure you know how this is gonna end up. However the author, has a large enough cast that you don't know WHO is gonna make it and who won't. Best of all, you actually care about fallible (but never stupid) people. The story is getting more interesting because the world building never gets in the way of the action. Bravo!
A great second entry in this trilogy. The theory behind the outbreak was really well developed and left me wanting more.