Zombie Abbey by Lauren Baratz-Logsted (Review)

Zombie Abbey
By Lauren Baratz-Logsted
YA Historical Paranormal
Paperback & ebook, 300 Pages
April 3rd 2018 by Entangled: Teen


1920, England

And the three teenage Clarke sisters thought what they’d wear to dinner was their biggest problem…

Lady Kate, the entitled eldest.

Lady Grace, lost in the middle and wishing she were braver.

Lady Lizzy, so endlessly sunny, it’s easy to underestimate her.

Then there’s Will Harvey, the proud, to-die-for—and possibly die with!—stable boy; Daniel Murray, the resourceful second footman with a secret; Raymond Allen, the unfortunate-looking young duke; and Fanny Rogers, the unsinkable kitchen maid.

Upstairs! Downstairs! Toss in some farmers and villagers!

None of them ever expected to work together for any reason.

But none of them had ever seen anything like this.

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My Review

ZOMBIE ABBEY is a twist of Downton Abbey and zombies. It's set historically in England at a manor house where the upstairs and downstairs characters are thrown together in a fight of survival when an unusual disease spreads through the countryside turning the people into zombies. It makes for a rather humorous story that was entertaining from beginning to end!

This story... it was too much fun! The contrast between these starchy gentry, the lower class, and the zombie situation was so hilarious. There was a constant undertone of suspense and danger, due to the circumstances, that the author did a magnificent job of maintaining through the entire story. There were also sweet moments between family and friends, with a few possible romantic moments, as well as some bitter moments when tragedy strikes. The characters were marvelously done! There were a lot of different points of view, but it worked for me in this story. I also appreciated that there wasn't a strong romantic element. I like my romance, but this story just set up for things that might occur later on.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This story was balanced so well and was a delightful read! Highly recommend for YA fans and those who like or don't mind zombie stores, especially those on the milder side. I can't wait for book two!

Content: Mild swearing and some violence related to zombies.
Source: I received a complimentary eARC from the publisher through NetGalley, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.

You can read an excerpt from the book here. Have you read this one or will you be?

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