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Young and alone against the living dead. Riley has lived alone with her dad in an isolated cabin in New York State for as long as she can remember. It’s just safer. Her dad’s told her about the time before the zombies, but she can only imagine it. Instead of playing with friends, Riley became a crack shot with a rifle. And she’ll need that skill now that her dad’s been biYoung and alone against the living dead.Riley has lived alone with her dad in an isolated cabin in New York State for as long as she can remember. It’s just safer. Her dad’s told her about the time before the zombies, but she can only imagine it. Instead of playing with friends, Riley became a crack shot with a rifle. And she’ll need that skill now that her dad’s been bitten. She’ll be forced to leave the cabin and fight off zombies all on her own. She’s twelve years old. There’s a lot she’ll have to learn about the world she’s never really been part of. She already knows how to kill zombies. But now she’ll learn just how dangerous the living can be too....

Title : Amongst the Dead
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ISBN : 9781619210691
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 197 Pages
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Amongst the Dead Reviews

  • Aaron Dries
    2019-06-18 14:13

    "Amongst the Dead” is a zombie-fan’s dream – it gives you everything you want in ways that are entirely fresh and exciting. It also helps that it’s powered by an absolutely cracking lead character, Riley, a rifle-toting twelve-year-old raised in a world where death is the norm.Fast and full of gut-wrenching suspense, “Amongst the Dead” succeeds because, amid the glorious carnage (and trust me, there’s plenty), it manages to move you. And that's a big complement - as that element seems to be sadly lacking in a significant chunk of the genre of late. I truly love books that tap into the nihilistic essence of zombiedom: you exist, terribly outnumbered, in a destroyed world where the most frightening part of survival is the living. This is a kick-ass and highly recommended read. Bernstein is an author to watch, and his claws are out with this novel. Drop everything and read it now. But keep your rifle close by.

  • Russell James
    2019-05-29 20:55

    Amongst the Dead follows the journey of pre-teen Riley as she tries to survive the insane aftermath of the zombie apocalypse in upstate New York.In David Bernstein’s world, it is hard to decide which is more frightening, the mindless terror of the zombie domain, or the calculated evil of the niche carved out by the survivors. The collapse of society leaves humanity at its collective worst. The sick, symbiotic relationship between a biker gang and the Sisterhood of Life is truly terrifying.Riley finds little security anywhere as she comes of age amidst death and loss, teased by the myth of a sanctuary along Lake Champlain. The more you read, the faster you will turn the pages until you get to the story’s great conclusion. If you like a good zombie tale, you’ll love this book.

  • A.E.
    2019-06-18 14:59

    Author Bernstein has another hit on his hands with "Amongst the Dead," a tale of zombie survival with a tough-as-nails but also vulnerable twelve year-old girl, Riley, who finds herself against the undead and in a fight for her life, but there's also some very neat world-building elements here, and that "unique" factor that sets the author's books apart from similar ones in the genre. Even if you're not a huge fan of zombie novels, the powerful storytelling will keep you turning the pages.

  • Hunter Shea
    2019-06-03 19:54

    Amongst the dead has single handedly revived the zombie genre! David Bernstein gives us things we've never seen before, all of it centered around Riley, a 12 year old girl who is one of the best characters I've come across in years. Viewing the end of the world through her eyes is amazing, as are the situations she finds herself falling into. This is one tough kid in a brutal, unpredictable world. A fantastic read.

  • Faye, la Patata
    2019-06-10 21:03

    Can be read on The Social Potato.I'm sure you guys are already sick of me saying this over and over and over again, but let me just say this once more for the mere heck of it: I love zombies. Well, I don't really love them in, you know, that manner, but I absolutely love reading survival stories in a zombie-infested world. There's nothing better than watching characters try to survive a world full of flesh-eating abominations. I don't like anarchy, but I love reading about them. The image of no social order just fascinates me. Not that I want it to happen in real life, mind you... but it's an interesting concept in fiction.Having read a lot of zombie books half a year ago, I was anxious to read this novel by a new-to-me author. Thankfully, Amongst the Dead by David Bernstein did not disappoint at all, and ultimately made me love the subgenre even more! Usually zombie stories follow hard military soldiers or civilians who, by the streak of luck, can shoot with 100% accuracy, but this time, the story follows Riley, a 12-year old girl, who is forced to live alone in the new world after her father died from a zombie bite. She learns the hard way of the reality that not only the world has changed, but its people, too, as she not only has to fight against the moaning horde, but against the living as well who proved to be as dangerous!I really liked this book. Riley was a tough 12 year old, forced to mature too quickly due to the unfortunate circumstances. Even though she had to remain strong, you can see in her actions, words and thoughts that she still yearned for a normal life with a normal family. Of course, she doesn't remain twelve for too long, as the book shows her journey until she reached the age of fourteen/fifteen. By then, she has seen too much of the world worse than zombies - army men with machine guns, cunning gangs who rape women here and there, as well as an eyeless cult who wish to use her body for breeding purposes. All of this with all the goriest details you could ever read in a zombie book... I remember putting down the book several times because I was just too disgusted with the scenes. The interaction she had with the living was just as disturbing as well.While I did enjoy this, I thought the ending was too abrupt... like it just happened and that's it. I wish it was developed more, although I'm kind of glad the author didn't make this a series. Sometimes, there are just stories that can be wrapped up in one book. Do I recommend this? Yes, absolutely, most especially to those who love the zombie subgenre as I! Other zombie novels I recommend: The Enemy series by Charlie Higson, Area 187: Almost Hell by Eric Lowther, and Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry.

  • Matthew Baker
    2019-06-03 18:08

    I’ve said this before, but truly unique zombie stories seem to be few and far between these days. I’m not sure why, but it seems like many authors are content with rehashing the same genre staples over and over again. For this reason, those few original zombie books that I’ve run across hold a special place of honor in my literary collection. AMONGST THE DEAD, the newest release from author David Bernstein, now joins that prestigious list. This book is a fresh and inviting entry into the zombie genre, and is the first in a line of great reads to come. As I said, this is not your standard zombie-apocalypse-survival story. It’s much more than that. This is a story about a girl who comes of age in a decimated society. There’s no birthday slumber parties, no school dances, no pageantry...nothing that the average 12 year-old girl should be experiencing. Instead, Riley’s days are filled with fear and dread, not to mention the realization that her days might be numbered.AMONGST THE DEAD is a captivating and engaging story that aims straight for the head. Author Bernstein weaves a simple but brutally entertaining storyline that is sure to capture the imaginations of even the most die-hard of zombie fiction fans. Bernstein’s prose is simple but strong, which allows the story to move along at an excellent pace. His voice is unique and his characterizations are powerful, giving the reader many reasons to actually care about the people within the story and what is happening to them. The zombie action is also written very well, with plenty of gut-crunching gore and cliff-hanging chapter endings.If I were forced to find a flaw with AMONGST THE DEAD, I don’t think I could. The story is tight, the world-building is spot on, and the characters are likable. Not to mention the zombies...they’re slow, lumbering ex-humans that will gladly tear your skin off in strips if you give them the chance. You just can’t ask for much more than this when it comes to zombie fiction.I give AMONGST THE DEAD two decomposing thumbs up, and I highly recommend this book to anyone that likes zombies or just plain horror in general. Definitely give this one a look.

  • Toxic Graveyard
    2019-06-14 15:11

    Amongst the Dead begins amid a zombie outbreak (duh) that has been well under way for months if not years. Our main character is a 12 year old girl who lives with her dad in an abandoned log cabin in the woods. The dad gets infected and then she has to face a vicious world all on her own.Amongst the Dead is a short (196 pgs) fast read that I didn’t want to put down. The perspective of the little girl isn’t obnoxious, just honest and hard boiled in a world gone wrong. Cults, rapists, and zombies abound in the novel that rushes towards its conclusion, perhaps a bit too fast. The last 10pgs or so could have easily been extended out to another 50 or so which left me wanting more. That isn’t really a complaint either. I wanted the story to continue and I honestly hope the author decides to write another book to continue to story. There’s more meat on the bone here. Amongst the Dead only scratches the surface of what could be a much deeper saga.There’s nothing here you haven’t read before but it’s distilled down and trims out all the fat left in by a plethora of other zombie novels. Amongst the Dead gives you what you came for, zombies, violence, likable characters who don’t become caricatures, and a writing style that doesn’t let you drop the book until it’s done. It’s simple, well written and entertaining.

  • Tim McWhorter
    2019-06-09 19:09

    Great thriller about kicking zombie ass. This was my first David Bernstein and I liked it immensely. The only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars was the protagonist's POV. For a 13 year old girl, she thinks like someone considerably more advanced in age. A little too intelligent, a little too experienced, actions a little too tactical. Still, it was a fun and gripping read and I would definitely recommend it.

  • Cambria
    2019-06-06 15:15

    survivalists, zombies, biker gang dudes (without the bikes), zombies who can track by smell, so many attempted rapes (we get it, in the event of a zombie apocalypse all men will become rapists) weird cult of blind women who believe they must re-populate the world. Children with numbers on their neck. Scientists involved.There, saved you the trouble of reading this book.

  • Mick Ridgewell
    2019-05-31 18:05

    David Bernstein has put the fun back into zombies. With a 12 year old girl, Riley as his kick-ass, gun toting hero this story zips along at a pace that will keep you glued to your chair. Riley is a character that I hope to see again in future books. If you like zombies, this is a must read.

  • Dave
    2019-05-28 16:19

    A really great read! Fast paced, intense, and fun!