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First book in the series. Ebola, one of the most feared of the hemorrhagic diseases, has begun spreading across the borders of West African countries. The CDC and the World Health Organization have admitted they are losing control over the disease. Some hint at a possible worldwide pandemic. At exactly this point in time, Emma Johnson graduates from nursing school. She take First book in the series. Ebola, one of the most feared of the hemorrhagic diseases, has begun spreading across the borders of West African countries. The CDC and the World Health Organization have admitted they are losing control over the disease. Some hint at a possible worldwide pandemic. At exactly this point in time, Emma Johnson graduates from nursing school. She takes a job in an Ebola treatment camp inside Liberia, West Africa. The camp is state-of-the-art. It's run by the CDC and the World Health Organization, and protected by the U.S. military. Emma uncovers a secret about this facility: medical experimentation is being conducted along with treatment. Whether or not Emma can ever escape the camp, she's determined to get the story out. She has intimate knowledge of a biological horror being secretly unleashed upon the world. NOVELETTE. GENRES: Apocalyptic Science Fiction, Zombie Fiction, Conspiracy Fiction, Horror. Mutation Z: The Ebola Zombies is the first book in a series. In the next book, the zombie virus will cross geographical boundaries and go increasingly out of control.


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First book in the series. Ebola, one of the most feared of the hemorrhagic diseases, has begun spreading across the borders of West African countries. The CDC and the World Health Organization have admitted they are losing control over the disease. Some hint at a possible worldwide pandemic. At exactly this point in time, Emma Johnson graduates from nursing school. She take First book in the series. Ebola, one of the most feared of the hemorrhagic diseases, has begun spreading across the borders of West African countries. The CDC and the World Health Organization have admitted they are losing control over the disease. Some hint at a possible worldwide pandemic. At exactly this point in time, Emma Johnson graduates from nursing school. She takes a job in an Ebola treatment camp inside Liberia, West Africa. The camp is state-of-the-art. It's run by the CDC and the World Health Organization, and protected by the U.S. military. Emma uncovers a secret about this facility: medical experimentation is being conducted along with treatment. Whether or not Emma can ever escape the camp, she's determined to get the story out. She has intimate knowledge of a biological horror being secretly unleashed upon the world. NOVELETTE. GENRES: Apocalyptic Science Fiction, Zombie Fiction, Conspiracy Fiction, Horror. Mutation Z: The Ebola Zombies is the first book in a series. In the next book, the zombie virus will cross geographical boundaries and go increasingly out of control.

30 review for Mutation Z: The Ebola Zombies

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sherry Fundin

    The first book I read from Marilyn Peake was The Fisherman’s Son, a middle grade fantasy. I was so surprised to find that she does adult horror, Mutation Z zombie horror, as a matter of fact. Her writing is so good, it doesn’t matter what genre she writes, I will be reading. The Mutation Z series is a post apocalyptic look at life after zombies. Emma Johnson is a spoiled, rich kid who sets off the adventure of a lifetime, as a volunteer nurse in Africa. The Ebola crisis is so much more than she co The first book I read from Marilyn Peake was The Fisherman’s Son, a middle grade fantasy. I was so surprised to find that she does adult horror, Mutation Z zombie horror, as a matter of fact. Her writing is so good, it doesn’t matter what genre she writes, I will be reading. The Mutation Z series is a post apocalyptic look at life after zombies. Emma Johnson is a spoiled, rich kid who sets off the adventure of a lifetime, as a volunteer nurse in Africa. The Ebola crisis is so much more than she could have ever imagined. Dr. Gustavo Tovar is the tour guide for the new recruits. She picked up bad vibes from him, but shook them off. He stressed the necessity of never wandering off on their own. With such a highly infectious disease, they must proceed with extreme caution. Well, hell, we all know they are going to fuck up and fuck up in a big way. Something struck me wrong from the very beginning. The creep factor was running on high. This conspiracy, horror novella scared the bejesus out of me. It started out fast and never let up. Every time I turned around, something was there to creep me out. I mean, think about it, a highly infectious disease is lurking, just waiting for you to make a mistake. A conspiracy is operating behind closed doors and when Emma stumbles in there is no turning back. I love this series and would highly recommend it to all horror lovers. If Zombies are your thing, Mutation Z, Book I is free on Amazon. Mutation Z: The Ebola Zombies

  2. 4 out of 5

    Laura Thomas

    Did someone say zombies? I can’t pass up a zombie story. The apocalypse has already begun and it’s spreading quickly. Probably not the best time for a young lady like Emma to go to the front lines of the plague. She just graduated from nursing school and is looking for some adventure. From the moment she arrives, she knows something’s wrong. Before long her fears are confirmed as horrific events unfold. Now Emma is in for the fight of her life, literally. Wow. Powerful writing whisks you away, drop Did someone say zombies? I can’t pass up a zombie story. The apocalypse has already begun and it’s spreading quickly. Probably not the best time for a young lady like Emma to go to the front lines of the plague. She just graduated from nursing school and is looking for some adventure. From the moment she arrives, she knows something’s wrong. Before long her fears are confirmed as horrific events unfold. Now Emma is in for the fight of her life, literally. Wow. Powerful writing whisks you away, drops you into a dirty, steamy camp in West Africa, and bombards you with conspiracies, horror, and real life characters who could walk off the pages. What goes on in the camp, after dark, hidden, is beyond imagining. Imagine the threat of Ebola. Now add in disease carrying zombies. A dark twist. Though this is a short novella, it made a huge impression on me. Loved it and I now have the other five books on my kindle. The first book was free and the others were priced at a bargain I was happy to pay.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Arnis

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  4. 4 out of 5

    Reading Reindeer

    REVIEW: MUTATION Z: THE EBOLA ZOMBIES by Marilyn Peake Thanks to media oversaturation, so much of the global populace is phobic about the potential spread of the Ebola virus; what if it was transmitted by very hungry, strong, implacable [gulp] ZOMBIES?? Scary, yes? Read this book, and you'll see how it might just come to pass. Author Marilyn Peake presents a first-person of a young American nurse who travels to Liberia to work in an Ebola clinic. The conditions are extraordinarily primitive, and REVIEW: MUTATION Z: THE EBOLA ZOMBIES by Marilyn Peake Thanks to media oversaturation, so much of the global populace is phobic about the potential spread of the Ebola virus; what if it was transmitted by very hungry, strong, implacable [gulp] ZOMBIES?? Scary, yes? Read this book, and you'll see how it might just come to pass. Author Marilyn Peake presents a first-person of a young American nurse who travels to Liberia to work in an Ebola clinic. The conditions are extraordinarily primitive, and the danger of contagion very prevalent. Add in that no one in charge seems truthful; and that some patients are taken outside the compound to be treated by native healers. Our narrator will soon find out what is the price of "cure "

  5. 5 out of 5

    Riayl

    I gave up trying to find a "good" zombie book and was ready to settle for "decent", but I think I was aiming too high... awkward, stilted, written in first person with a narrator I find boring and rather unlikable (and not that bright, either) and the constant "shaking" of heads to indicate yes, instead of "nodding". *befuddled* and the cherry on top comes at the end when we go from boring to ludicrous: (view spoiler)[once injected/infected they look normal UNTIL THE FULL MOON...when they turn in I gave up trying to find a "good" zombie book and was ready to settle for "decent", but I think I was aiming too high... awkward, stilted, written in first person with a narrator I find boring and rather unlikable (and not that bright, either) and the constant "shaking" of heads to indicate yes, instead of "nodding". *befuddled* and the cherry on top comes at the end when we go from boring to ludicrous: (view spoiler)[once injected/infected they look normal UNTIL THE FULL MOON...when they turn into Ebola Zombies... *this is my WTF face* (hide spoiler)]

  6. 4 out of 5

    chucklesthescot

    Emma is bored with her everyday life and goes in search of adventure by volunteering to be an Ebola Nurse in Liberia. She thinks that this will be exciting and there might even be a prospect for romance with a sexy foreign doctor. Her fellow volunteers and Emma herself seem to have no concept of what Ebola is, that they could die, that doctors are too busy trying to save lives to waste time on dumb, spoiled, bored rich kids and that these African villages are not five star accomodation. I mean r Emma is bored with her everyday life and goes in search of adventure by volunteering to be an Ebola Nurse in Liberia. She thinks that this will be exciting and there might even be a prospect for romance with a sexy foreign doctor. Her fellow volunteers and Emma herself seem to have no concept of what Ebola is, that they could die, that doctors are too busy trying to save lives to waste time on dumb, spoiled, bored rich kids and that these African villages are not five star accomodation. I mean really, were none of them capable of using the internet to look at where they were travelling to? Have they READ anything about Ebola? Are aid agencies that desperate that these clowns are taken on to nurse the sick??? If you want to read a Morons-On-Tour book, this is the one for you! Emma is a muppet. She is surprised that Liberia has a real airport instead of a jungle landing strip. She then gets nervous in the airport that the locals might storm the airport and drag her out to a remote prison where she'll never be heard of again. Why didn't she stay at home and do something challenging like painting her toenails in glittery rainbow colours instead of taking her arrogant prejudices and racial steriotypes on her ego trip to Africa? I despised her. She seems more interested in trying to get a romance going with a doctor than caring for the dying. The rest of the group are just as bad. This group are supposed to have done an in depth induction but they barely seem to know what their own names are, never mind how to treat a deadly disease. One girl is wandering around barefoot outside the wards where infected people are brought in, one tries to go into the assigned ward without protective clothing, one is talking about looking forward to her air conditioned room as it is too hot...who are these ditzy cows??? They of course go out to a party and get drunk, staggering back into the compound where infectious people are. Yeah, that sounds about right. And when they get taken out to meet the families of the infected in the village, nobody is wearing protective gear and they are wandering all over the place! This was really bad on an epic scale. The characters are idiots, the plot is so far fetched that conspiracy theorists would snigger at it. I mean EMMA coming across a zombie raising medical conspiracy? I'm amazed she finds her way out of bed in the morning. Poorly written, poorly developed and I was pleased to abandon this and read something else instead.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)

    Mutation Z was a Novella I jumped wholeheartedly into. Ebola is one of the scariest, yet most fascinating diseases on the planet for me so combining that with a Zombie outbreak is downright terrifyingly awesome. One of the best parts about Mutation Z was the virus itself. Not only is it scary because it deals with Ebola but also because it only works during the full moon. Any other time of day and those injected with the serum would seem just as normal as you or me making them perfect carriers o Mutation Z was a Novella I jumped wholeheartedly into. Ebola is one of the scariest, yet most fascinating diseases on the planet for me so combining that with a Zombie outbreak is downright terrifyingly awesome. One of the best parts about Mutation Z was the virus itself. Not only is it scary because it deals with Ebola but also because it only works during the full moon. Any other time of day and those injected with the serum would seem just as normal as you or me making them perfect carriers or weapons to spread the virus far and wide. Another thing I really liked about the story was the character of the little boy infected with Ebola. He plays a sort of pivotal role in things and also has the most heartbreaking moments in the entire story but hey, at least he finally gets his wish in the end and considering how much he suffered that (despite the circumstances) was nice to see all things considered. Now although I did like Mutation Z, my biggest issue with the story would have to be its presentation. The front half is loaded with information (normally great) but because it's presented in a very clinical way it also slowed down the pacing of the story for me. I'm not going to lie, at times, I found it boring while waiting for something to happen. However, this all changes in the back half once we learn more about the Virus and were finally shown what happens to those affected by it. Final Thoughts Despite some small pacing issues in the first half of the story, Mutation Z was a fun, ripped from the headlines read that I'm happy to have read. Yes, the characters could have been given more development and sure, I might have liked seeing more Zombies but considering the length of the story I think the Author did a good job. With that being said, I'll be rating Mutation Z by Marilyn Peake ★★★★. *Copy provided for review by Author. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in an which way for providing them. Reviewed originally @Blood,Sweat and Books

  8. 4 out of 5

    Charles Ray

    Emma Johnson, a 24-year-old recent nursing school graduate, decides to volunteer to work in an Ebola treatment camp in Liberia. Once there, she not only discovers just how different West Africa is from her home in the U.S., but that the government officials in charge of the camp are conducting secret experiments on the patients; creating zombie soldiers. When she becomes one of the test subjects, she is determined to tell the world—but, can she survive. MutationZ: The Ebola Zombies by Marilyn Pea Emma Johnson, a 24-year-old recent nursing school graduate, decides to volunteer to work in an Ebola treatment camp in Liberia. Once there, she not only discovers just how different West Africa is from her home in the U.S., but that the government officials in charge of the camp are conducting secret experiments on the patients; creating zombie soldiers. When she becomes one of the test subjects, she is determined to tell the world—but, can she survive. MutationZ: The Ebola Zombies by Marilyn Peake is a chilling novelette that could, in today’s politically polarized world, have been ripped directly from the daily headlines. Though short; it can be read in an hour or so; it is filled with rich detail. You can smell the rot, hear the moans of pain, and feel the desperation and desolation of a place where people are not just taken to die, but to be experimented on like lab rats. This is the first in a planned series, and it ends on a bleak, warning note that makes it impossible not to want to read more.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    Bored and unhappy with her life with living with her parents, nurse Emma Johnson decides to go to Liberia and help fight against the Ebola out break. Once the plane lands, she is woozy for too many drinks she drank to calm her nerves. Her shakiness is barely under control when she passes customs, but as she boards the bus she drifts in and out of sleep. Once she arrives she's paired up with five other volunteers and when a handsome doctor describes what they must do she prays that he'll be her t Bored and unhappy with her life with living with her parents, nurse Emma Johnson decides to go to Liberia and help fight against the Ebola out break. Once the plane lands, she is woozy for too many drinks she drank to calm her nerves. Her shakiness is barely under control when she passes customs, but as she boards the bus she drifts in and out of sleep. Once she arrives she's paired up with five other volunteers and when a handsome doctor describes what they must do she prays that he'll be her teacher, but once her nosiness when she discovers information in the records room a sting of pain enters her neck and all she thinks about is she was bitten by an infected bat..................... Marilyn Peake will grab readers attention once the truth is learned that all is not what it seems in the compound behind the huge iron gate! There is something to think about as it could very well happen if the powers that be get their greedy way and I can't wait to read book 2!!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Teresa Holleran

    Not your average zombie book!! I have only read three zombie books in one series and although I enjoyed them and own the others in that series I haven't felt the need to go read the rest of them. I read this book in one sitting, and thought hard about starting the next (at 12:30 a.m.). I normally just watch movies about zombie, or television series. This book has made me start to rethink my choices. If zombies interest you I believe you'll enjoy this book. All Emma was looking for was a chance to Not your average zombie book!! I have only read three zombie books in one series and although I enjoyed them and own the others in that series I haven't felt the need to go read the rest of them. I read this book in one sitting, and thought hard about starting the next (at 12:30 a.m.). I normally just watch movies about zombie, or television series. This book has made me start to rethink my choices. If zombies interest you I believe you'll enjoy this book. All Emma was looking for was a chance to make a difference and help people. What she got instead was way more than to was prepared for. A rapidly spreading strain of Ebola is raving parts of Africa and the CDC and WOH scramble to get a hold on it and find a cure or way to battle it as quickly as possible. What comes from their experiments are the things of nightmares and Emma is smack dab in the middle of it!! I normally just watch stuff about zombies

  11. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    I was so honored to have the author contact me to review her book, MUTATION Z. It looked like exactly the kind of book that I'm interested in and I was right! I read it in a single sitting, as I couldn't possibly put it down, and it was the realism that hooked me from the start. We join nursing graduate Emma Johnson as she embarks on a mission of compassion to Liberia and an Ebola treatment camp, where the CDC and WHO are testing vaccines in hopes of curing the deadly disease. I am VERY excited I was so honored to have the author contact me to review her book, MUTATION Z. It looked like exactly the kind of book that I'm interested in and I was right! I read it in a single sitting, as I couldn't possibly put it down, and it was the realism that hooked me from the start. We join nursing graduate Emma Johnson as she embarks on a mission of compassion to Liberia and an Ebola treatment camp, where the CDC and WHO are testing vaccines in hopes of curing the deadly disease. I am VERY excited to hear that this novelette will be growing into a series! Especially because of the ending that leaves you with buggy eyes and an impressive jaw gape.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    Marilyn Peake is well known for pushing the envelope of sci-fi writing, and this offering is no different. Starkly relevant, this zombie short reads like a case file, a diary of a witness to this apocalypse, plausibly believable as far as zombie fiction goes, and as it is one of my favourite genres, I have read a lot! Personally I think this could have been longer but it is an engaging short read and the cover does the story justice. Rachel Dove Kindle Book Review

  13. 4 out of 5

    Will Marck

    As always, I purchased this book from Amazon for $.99. I don't receive anything from the author except possibly having them share my site on social media. The opinions are all my own and are too be taken humorously and not in a serious manner. Ok, so Mutation Z...Well, this book to me, was like the kid in little league, who tries really hard, and loves to play. But in the end, he just gets a participation trophy and plays right field. It's kinda like Rudy. Believe it or not, it is actually hard t As always, I purchased this book from Amazon for $.99. I don't receive anything from the author except possibly having them share my site on social media. The opinions are all my own and are too be taken humorously and not in a serious manner. Ok, so Mutation Z...Well, this book to me, was like the kid in little league, who tries really hard, and loves to play. But in the end, he just gets a participation trophy and plays right field. It's kinda like Rudy. Believe it or not, it is actually hard to pick apart someone's work, that they've poured hours, days, possibly years into. Especially, when you're a writer yourself, and know how tough it is to write a book and put yourself out there. Mrs. Peake was extremely nice in her request of this review and I wish her the best, but (we all knew the 'but' was coming) I just couldn't get into this one. I have to say, I was already in a humorous mood when I started to read this book. I have a running joke with some buddies that anything can be blamed on three things: Obama, Ebola, and gluten. So just seeing the title made me chuckle a bit, and I was ready to dig in. Ok, so for the synopsis. Emma Johnson has just finished up nursing school and heads to Liberia to treat Ebola patients. She soon meets up with Zoe Kinoshita (another nurse I believe) and they are met by Dr. Gustav Tovar who immediately begins barking orders at them for their own safety. Long story short, they start treating patients, a boy dies (so Emma thinks), she's possibly drugged along the way, people are Ebola zombies, the end. I don't want to give too much away. So, where to begin? It's really difficult to pinpoint one glaring thing that I didn't like, it's almost like you have to read it for yourself to see. The writing just seemed awkward, for lack of a better term. Weird combinations of words and descriptions, crazy similes, etc. If it's one or two of these it's fine, but they seemed to carry out through the entire book. Although, oddly, the editing (at least proofreading) seemed really good. I didn't really spot any typos, only one section of odd looking dialogue, but that was it. But back to the weirdness, here's an example: "Off in the distance, long, squat turquoise buildings appeared littered throughout the forest, thrown there like Lego blocks from the hands of a careless God." Come again? A careless God? Slingin' Legos around? I mean, it sounds like a righteous party (especially if it's Star Wars Legos), in the right context. But here? Four sentences later: "The gates opened and closed, like the eyelids of a sleepy metallic jungle beast." Say whaaa? Like some kind of Terminator gate? Do metallic jungle beasts sleep? I guess, maybe they need to plug into their USB port and recharge, if they are electrical. Ok, I'm on board now. There are plenty more and this went on throughout, but I'm not going to sit here and pin point every single little detail. So at this point, we get to where Emma meets Zoe and they get to the medical camp. At this point, everyone is rude to them and it's almost like they're in a military camp. I mean, I've never been to Liberia, but I thought people trying to help would at least be treated with a little courtesy. Like, "Welcome to our country, thank you for risking your lives to save us." Not getting an R. Lee Ermey ass chewing Private Pyle style. About this time I realize I've got to do something to liven up the story or I won't be able to finish it. I have to assign new names, shake things up a bit. Zoe Kunishita becomes Zoe Can o' Shit and Dr. Gustav Tovar becomes Dr. Two Farts. I imagine--in my own subplot--it's because he always farts twice before walking anywhere. Ok, the story is getting more interesting. Dr. Two Farts rips Can o' Shit's head off for going barefoot, I mean, you can get Ebola from the ground. Duh! They bleed and piss and vomit right in that dirt, this ain't 'Merica, land of indoor plumbing! Sadly though, Emma and Zoe end up with a different doctor as their supervisor, a lady named Doctor Steele whom I couldn't think of a clever name for. This made me sad, I wanted my Two Farts back. The dialogue wasn't done very well either, I really couldn't get into the conversations. They felt robotic, like a porn movie. At one point a loud gong is banged, to wake everyone up for a 'mandatory' meet and greet they were invited to. I thought the last person to bang a gong was John Bonham before he died in 1980, but it's the Liberian jungle, so who knows. At the meet and greet, the girls sneak away and see what happens to be one of the Ebola zombies with skin falling all off of it. I think some local lady was performing a religious rite. That may have been later though. Apparently, they're genetically engineered for this to happen during a full moon, but it can be made to happen anytime, depending on the trigger. All of a sudden, I'm elated as Two Farts shows up and surprises them. He must have been harboring silent flatulence this go around, because he is stealth-like. After sufficiently surprising them, he gives them some drinks and they black out. When they wake up Emma turns to epic self-detective measures that shocked the living bejesus out of me: "I ran into the bathroom. I locked the door. Slipping out of my nightgown and dropping it to the floor, I checked myself from head to toe for bruises in the full-length mirror. I lay down on the floor, lifted my butt up until I could see my private parts in the mirror and then inspected myself for tears or bruising. I picked up my underpants and smelled them. I didn't appear to have been raped. And nothing hurt." What tha fuu?? I tried not to laugh, because it's really not funny. But yeah, after sitting there catatonic for a moment, I chuckled. I was ashamed. The story is written in the first person, so I at least thought I'd connect with Emma. It was just so weird, I couldn't really get into it. She wasn't really that interesting to me. She had moments where it seemed like she maybe had bad anxiety which gave her some character, but other than that she was pretty flat and I was distracted by the prose. I also have to mention the second planned use of Mutation Z, because this was possibly a game changer when deciding on whether or not to run zombie studies on people. If Africa got out of control, the U.S. military could use zombies as "vulture-like creatures to pick the human carcasses clean and restore Africa to pre-Ebola status." I had to read that twice. The U.S. is going to use Zombies, infected with Ebola, to go eat all the non-zombie Ebolites, and then Ebola will be gone? Seems legit. She does do well with the character of a little boy who has contracted the disease. He seems to only want his mom and it tugs at the heart strings a little, but it too gets lost a bit. Then the description of his 'alleged' death was pretty graphic, but also one of the only times I felt something while reading. I also liked the cover art a lot actually, but I'm not sure if it was designed by the author or not. I don't know, maybe the author just isn't my style, or this just isn't the right genre. I don't want to give much more away, it seems like a decent twist may be coming since it's a lead into a series, but I probably won't check out the next one, as much as I long to see what Two Farts and Can o' Shit are up to. I hate saying that, I really wanted to like it. I just couldn't. Overall a 2.3 out of 5.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Margaret

    This is my first book by this author. I don't normally read books about zombies but this one was fascinating. The cover caught my eye and drew me in. I found it to be a well written, descriptive story but not your typical zombie gour. This story left off in a cliff hanger and it definitely pulled you in wanting more. I can hardly wait for the next part. I would definitely recommend this book. Read and enjoy. I forgot, I received a copy of this book and offer my voluntary honest review.

  15. 4 out of 5

    LisaMarie

    Mutation Z: The Ebola Zombies is a short but scary tale of how scientists take a viable threat and make it much worse. All in the name of science, government warfare and eradication. In just a short amount of time the author gives us a glimpse of conspiracy theories on the heels of a true threat. The POV is unique. I was completely drawn in to her story. I felt her confusion, fear, trepidation, and helplessness. The premise of the story ingenious.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Candy Robosky

    Conspiracy to create Zombies Peake introduces an interesting conspiracy twist on the zombie front. She takes an already fearful disease and makes it even worse. This short story is told from the point of view of a volunteer in Liberia. She soon finds that our world's health organizations are not as honorable as they would like the world to think. I do wish Peake had made this one novel instead of multiple short stories but I did enjoy it.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Ball

    I read this because it was part of an anthology. I can’t say it was an enjoyable read. The premise was good and had promise but I feel like the author wanted to pontificate about things she disagrees with in American Society. It sorta feels like she wants to make money off of gun-toting conservatives but simultaneously insults her reader base.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jade Wilson

    I really enjoyed this book. the people felt real the world it was set in was real and horrifying even before the added zombie part. I really enjoyed that it was more medical than most apocalyptic books.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    Terrifying Received this book for free/ARC am voluntarily reviewing. Terrifying take on both the ebola viris and zombies, a quick and frightening read, highly recommend

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

    It was alright. I just wasn't thrilled with it.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Paulette Waters

    Zombie I really really enjoyed reading the book. I can't wait to read more of the series. The book kept me on my toes.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Lizette Novotasky

    I really like this book, the main character no so much. Great start for those, like me, who have not started to read the series. Looking forwards to read more.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    Very Quick Read; I finished in less than 30 minutes. I was barely entertained by this book, and when the second one started out by just repeating much of what the first book had ended with, I got bored very fast. Story is told from a first person point of view, and while the author tries to make the character/narrator -Emma-a person who cares about the Ebola patients that she is trying to help, those attempts come across as extremely dry. It was like Emma was narrating facts and not actually sho Very Quick Read; I finished in less than 30 minutes. I was barely entertained by this book, and when the second one started out by just repeating much of what the first book had ended with, I got bored very fast. Story is told from a first person point of view, and while the author tries to make the character/narrator -Emma-a person who cares about the Ebola patients that she is trying to help, those attempts come across as extremely dry. It was like Emma was narrating facts and not actually showing any emotion. Example: "At 24 years of age, I felt invincible. (I'm 25 years old now; but I feel ancient, close to death.) To me, that is stating a fact, not really making you feel the emotions behind it. What exactly does ancient feel like? Example 2: "Adrenalin surged throughout my body.  My fingers trembled.  I could not believe I had done that!  I had started to touch my face with infected gloves!  I berated myself over and over and over again.  That’s one of the main ways medical workers get Ebola.  In treatment facilities where they don’t have full face shields and a nurse or doctor accidentally touches their own face after treating an Ebola patient, the virus enters their body through a mucous membrane and then begins replicating inside them." So, two exclamation points and then a very dry and factual recital of why what she had done was such a bad idea. Now true, I understand this is the first in the series, but I'm not sure I'll be interested in trying to finish it. I enjoy the post apocalyptic series that make you really feel the fight with the characters. If it is in first person, I want to feel like I am right there next to main character as he/she runs/fights/shoots in a Dying World. ****Spoiler will follow paragraph below*** This book, again, I know it was meant to be an intro, but no zombie attacks whatsoever, only the extremely bland story of how several shady organizations are experimenting with Ebola and trying to make them into Zombies that can be pretty much turned on and off. We don't even get to see that turn around and bite them in the rear. ***SPOILER BELOW***** It ends with the main character being turned into one of the Ebola Zombies. The really sad part is, I didn't feel the slightest bit sorry for her. I honestly sort of thought she was dumb and naive and kind of probably deserved it. That might sound mean, but I'm not kidding when I say I am the kind of person who will cry when an animal dies in a book, so, if I don't feel a thing when the heroine falls, well, in my opinion, that says a lot.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Tsoumbakos

    This book was okay as far as zombie novellas go. It was fast paced and engaging enough that I kept reading. The main character was likable enough, although a lot of the secondary characters felt underdeveloped. The intro to this novella was awesome. It completely grabbed me and made me want to read on. The atmosphere and the location was completely believable with the evocative desdcriptives. There was plenty of fantastic tension building as well. However, this story felt like it was rushed out be This book was okay as far as zombie novellas go. It was fast paced and engaging enough that I kept reading. The main character was likable enough, although a lot of the secondary characters felt underdeveloped. The intro to this novella was awesome. It completely grabbed me and made me want to read on. The atmosphere and the location was completely believable with the evocative desdcriptives. There was plenty of fantastic tension building as well. However, this story felt like it was rushed out before it was really fully polished. Many parts of the book felt, I don’t know… ‘instructional’, I guess. Procedural even. Maybe this is because there was no real character development due to the story length? I don’t know. But it didn’t quite work for me in these sections, especially when the new group of trainees were being introduced to the medical facility for the first time. Also, I think this book is grabbing a little at the ‘ebola scare’ headlines in order to grab readers. While it was certainly the reason I agreed to review this book, I think the author really should have polished this novella more before release to deliver a story that was as completely engaging as the current worldwide hype on this subject. Overall I am giving Mutation Z: The Ebola Zombies by Marilyn Peake 3 out of 5 stars.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Angelica Lichtner

    I am a sucker for zombie books and well this is not the best one I have read, it was entertaining. First this is a very quick read and is read in like an hour, which made me a bit disappointed but sometimes you just want a quick read but due to it being quick, the story lacked behind a bit. I liked the whole taking of putting an innocent nurse from US into Ebola Africa(view spoiler)[and make them into zombie (hide spoiler)] . Hell Yeah I am up for that! There is a great story behind it and it is I am a sucker for zombie books and well this is not the best one I have read, it was entertaining. First this is a very quick read and is read in like an hour, which made me a bit disappointed but sometimes you just want a quick read but due to it being quick, the story lacked behind a bit. I liked the whole taking of putting an innocent nurse from US into Ebola Africa(view spoiler)[and make them into zombie (hide spoiler)] . Hell Yeah I am up for that! There is a great story behind it and it is a very tragic one which the author is putting out there. I like that and the nature of the horror in it. I dont know if it is thought that this book should be funny but most Zombie stories is funny, specially when they take themselves to serious. This one has a good tone and is partly serious and partly humour which I just LOVE! Emma is really naive and sometimes stupid but I think a lot of people would be in her situation. I also like how she changed in the story (view spoiler)[No pun intended here about her transforming into a zombie. Okay! (hide spoiler)] I like the story for what it is, and it is a good first book. I will read the second one and hope it has a bit more story and a bit more backstory to it. This is a book for people who love Zombie books and want one even if it is not the best one. It is a good story for what it is, a quick read and it is kind of funny.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Glenn Conley

    This is an awesome short story, if you skip to the last 10%. The first 90% is just total bullshit. Our first-person narrator is a nurse that is sent to Africa to help with the Ebola virus. So, the first 90% of the story is just this nurse, and her colleagues getting to Africa, and getting their lab set up, etc. No zombies whatsoever in that part of the story. Then, the story gets injected with the Mutant Z serum which causes Ebola patients to turn into zombies. Only during a full moon, mind you. This is an awesome short story, if you skip to the last 10%. The first 90% is just total bullshit. Our first-person narrator is a nurse that is sent to Africa to help with the Ebola virus. So, the first 90% of the story is just this nurse, and her colleagues getting to Africa, and getting their lab set up, etc. No zombies whatsoever in that part of the story. Then, the story gets injected with the Mutant Z serum which causes Ebola patients to turn into zombies. Only during a full moon, mind you. So, they're like zombie werewolves or something. This part of the story is pretty cool, except that the Mutant Z patients are locked up in a cell the whole time, and can't actually go all zombie mad on everyone. Until the last page of the story, that is. On the last page, the Ebola zombies are set free to roam the countryside and wreck havoc. Great. So, the real story doesn't happen until the last fucking page. Goddamnit to hell. I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Paige

    Ok, I'll be honest. Sometimes you just want to read a book because of the title. This is THAT book, for me. I mean the title alone says it all....Zombies.... Ebola....Mutation.... What can't go wrong here?!?!?! Well, I guess we should read on to find out.... 1hour after completing my read, I find myself wanting to read more. I see this book as a quick preview to what's to come. I was left wanting to read more. Although I knew it was only a short story, I was disappointed in the end. There are hol Ok, I'll be honest. Sometimes you just want to read a book because of the title. This is THAT book, for me. I mean the title alone says it all....Zombies.... Ebola....Mutation.... What can't go wrong here?!?!?! Well, I guess we should read on to find out.... 1hour after completing my read, I find myself wanting to read more. I see this book as a quick preview to what's to come. I was left wanting to read more. Although I knew it was only a short story, I was disappointed in the end. There are holes where the author could have written more. Like how the hell Emma contacted Ebola!?!?

  28. 5 out of 5

    Tabatha

    I loved the story line and the detail that went into this book! It is so believable like the the government could truly be doing the scenario in this book....... I did not like the abrupt ending or how short it was like there are more books but as short as it was I think book 1 and 2 should be 1 book

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    Beginning of a Series This is another series about zombies. There were some neat twists, but because it's a series, I don't want to wait months to be able to finish the entire thing.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Autumn

    Do not recommend This was poorly written, repetitive... little to no research... Will not read another story by this author. Do not waste your time.

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