Yay, another zombie book! I know that’s what you’re thinking and honestly, I thought it too. Zombies are the new vampires and honestly, I’d rather have sparkly vampires. Now, before you throw stones or glitter at me, at least let me finish this review.
Rex isn’t like any other zombie story out there. It isn’t about yet another group of people holed up somewhere shooting zombies in the head in the hopes to survive. Rex is all about a group of animals, including a baseball bat wielding gorilla, making their way across the country. Their goal? Safety and maybe a new home. Their challenges? Zombies (duh!) and the scum of the Earth that somehow always survives these things.
Before you know it, you’ll be falling in love with the characters and if you’re anything like me, cheering them out loud as they face one challenge after another. It’s true. If you’d been in my bedroom while I was reading this, you’d have heard me muttering go Buttercup..go…Of course, after that, I’d probably have screamed to find you standing in my bedroom, but let’s move on from that, shall we?
These guys here are the ones you’ll be falling for before you know it. You’ll be cheering them on and then looking at your own pets just a little bit closer. This double-sized, 56-page one-shot ships in April at a special price of only $3.50, and will be available for pre-order in the February 2012 Diamond PREVIEWS catalog. (Order Code: FEB12 0806) It is rated TEEN+ for mature themes and violence, however, I can tell you that my 11 year old read the first few pages of this and is just waiting for me to hand over the laptop long enough for him to read the rest. It’s one of those books that you need to read for yourself and then decide if your child is ready for it. Additional one shots are planned for the future and I can’t wait to get my fingers on them!
I was provided with a digital preview copy of this book. As always, all comments, thoughts, and ramblings are 100% my own. Thank you to Big Dog Ink and Rob Anderson for the use of the photos included in this review.