Publication date: April 7th 2016
Genres: Adult, Post-Apocalyptic, Zombies
Undead: a reanimated corpse with a craving for human flesh.
Ultramarathon: any footrace longer than a traditional marathon (26.2 miles).
For ultrarunners Kate and Frederico, a typical Saturday morning is spent pounding out a twenty- to thirty-mile “fun run.” It’s during one of their runs that an insidious illness descends upon northern California, turning humans into flesh-shredding zombies.
When Kate receives a desperate call from her son, Carter, she and Frederico flee their hometown and set out to help him. The only problem? Carter attends college over two hundred miles away and the freeways—clogged with car wrecks, zombies, and government blockades—are impassable. Running back roads and railroad tracks becomes their only means of travel, but neither of them has ever run so far before.
As pain, injuries, hunger, and fatigue plague them, getting to Carter and staying alive seem impossible. It’s either outrun the undead or become one of them, and for Kate, death is not an option.
What we say:
Undead Ultra was very different from any other recently released zombie apocalypse novel in that it had the added level of endurance race and it’s set amidst the sudden onset of said apocalypse with no preparation. Faster paced and with more seemingly insurmountable obstacles than most novels will tackle in such a short time, there is definitely not a dull moment to be had. The book seems to be rather well researched, and you can learn more about said research in the author’s Youtube video HERE.
Due to graphic content I wouldn’t recommend this for a very young crowd, but if you’re into gripping apocalyptic thrillers, this will definitely float your boat.