The Zombie Chronicles - Book 1 - Chrissy Peebles

The Zombie Chronicles - Book 1

By Chrissy Peebles

  • Release Date: 2013-02-13
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 394 Ratings


The Zombie Chronicles is a young adult dystopian thriller for fans of The Walking Dead and Hollowland (The Hollows, #1) by Amanda Hocking. Readers who love horror, zombies, and action-based survival stories will love this gripping YA adventure.


Val was bitten by a zombie and now she's scheduled for lethal injection. Breaking all the rules, Dean Walters snags vials of an experimental serum. But it can't be tested until Val turns into a zombie: something authorities won't allow. Her execution is scheduled to happen before transformation is complete, giving Dean only hours to break her out.

When their helicopter crashes straight into the heart of Zombie Land, his rescue mission becomes a fight for survival…and giving up on Val is NOT an option.


  • Great Potential, Horribly Executed

    By Riptide496
    The Good 1) The plot doesn’t particularly stand out, but is entertaining enough to keep reading. 2) Unlike most zombie books I’ve read, there is no swearing at all. 3) The violence is described in detail, but not to the point where you’re grossed out. The Mixed 1) There are several cliche characters and decisions in this book, but if you’re just reading this for pleasure, it shouldn’t be bothersome. The Bad 1) This is some of the worst dialogue I’ve read in my life. The author clearly has no experience writing it whatsoever. Every line is something corny or extremely off-topic that nobody would ever say in real life. 2) The laws of physics apparently do not apply when the characters are in danger. For example, a character survives being unconscious in a helicopter after it crashed . . . and had been burning for several minutes! If the flames didn’t kill them, the smoke would’ve! Final Verdict This series really has some great potential. It’s relatively unique, and the zombies themselves are written and described very well. If those two huge problems I mentioned before didn’t exist, I would give it a 4/5. But the dialogue and unrealistic physics hack it to pieces, so I can only give it a 2/5. I don’t know for sure, but this story sounds like the work of a new author who is improving, but not quite adept at writing yet. I believe this is a series, so they may improve as the books come out. If you’re someone looking for your next serious read, don’t choose this, but if you’re looking to kick back with a quick zombie book over the weekend, then this is the one for you.
  • Best zombie book ever

    By jsssnnsjsjdndndn
    I read a free sample of the book and I loved it so much I wanted to buy it but I have no money.😭😭😭
  • 5-Star Review

    This book was amazing. I loved this book and it made me want to buy the other books. The book was descriptive, interesting, action-packed, thriller, and a real page-turner.
  • Don't pay for it

    By MLMOH1
    This book started off fine and I liked the premise, but it quickly went downhill. The dialogue and actions of the characters is just not believable and sometimes eye-rolling. The characters weren't really developed and you don't feel invested in them. This book felt like an alien wrote it and tried to guess what humans would say and do. If you love the zombie genre and can get this free...maybe. Don't pay anything for it though.
  • It was ok

    By Tobyana4
    There were several things about this book that I liked and several things I didn't. I will start with the bad because I prefer to end on a happy note. The characters, though interesting, were rediculously naive and childish, to an unrealistic and seriously obnoxious degree. Generally people aren't complete idiots, even when sheltered, and few people refuse to see reason completely when faced with obvious death. And the other thing that I really didn't like about the book was the obnoxious and continuous recaps at the beginning of every chapter about the chapter before. It's not a tv show that you haven't seen in a week and might have missed or forgotten, it's a chapter in a book that we JUST read. Ten seconds before. We haven't forgotten. My final critique is the careless writing. Important details in a scene are left out or contradict each other, or forgotten later on. In many instances, the writing sets up scenarios that could have been an interesting conflict, but then nothing comes of it, and the following scenes are far more boring. For instance, Tahoe throws out a bunch of stuff from the car to hide inside. But miraculously none of those things were the vials. An entire scene that might have been quite interesting and make for a more complete feeling book was wasted and forgotten, if it was even realized by the author. That all being said, I thought it was an interesting story line, with overall like able and interesting characters. Honestly, I think this book has a lot of potential, if a little more time and editing had been done. Friends and family and other fresh eyes are a great tool to use to find holes in the picture and other things that we think about but forget to actually put down on the page. We know our characters inside and out, but sometimes we forget to share all of our insights with our readers.
  • The Zombie Chronicles

    By Marleneg17
    Fun, fast paced, quick read!
  • An Awesome Read

    By FrankieFig789
    I'm not big on reading and actually haven't been in years. But this is definitely an awesome book that had me hooked an wanting to find out what happened all the way through. If you're a zombie fan, I would definitely 100% suggest reading this book. It's a series I plan on continuing to read until the end!
  • Good

    By ANTHONY Jordan23
    It is a good book so far but I think in chapter 2 you could've stuck with what was going on in chapter 1 but you skipped 1 year later.
  • Reads like it was written by a 12 year old

    By Cjarvis4339
    It's a good thing this book was free. The writing is terrible. I love Zombie books, but I could not get into this one. Writing seems rushed and sloppy. Pacing is terrible. I've read sixth grade essay's that were better structured. Don't waste your time.
  • Zombie

    By AMO1223
    This series was amazing and epic it was the best books I'll ever read I've read the series twice, I also felt like I was there it the story. I just want to let you know your my favorite author of all time. Things I liked about the book was the romance between Jackie and dean and how most of the girls flirted with dean. Also the part were they had to fight at kingsville for there lives and the action.