Thursday, December 5, 2013

Good Intentions by D.N. Simmons - Review

by DN Simmons

SciTech Labs was handsomely commissioned by the United States Military to design a revolutionary serum that would create the ultimate soldier. If successful, the soldier would have an increase in endurance, strength, awareness and overall speed. They would become the true super soldier. That's if everything went according to plan. SciTech put its best scientists on the project and gave them a time limit to complete the job or else. With the pressure on and the stakes high, Vincent Masterson and his team put everything they had into the project. Everything was looking hopeful until an experiment went horribly wrong. The scientists mutated their specimen's DNA, turning it into something monstrous. Now, life as we know it will never be the same. As it stands, the only thing that can save the human race is one of the two things they should be running from. Can the human race survive being caught in a bloody war between two vicious predators?

My Thoughts: Why do all these scientists try to improve the world and then poof, we have a zombie apocalypse? Good Intentions is an example of that very thing, but with some interesting twists. First, these zombies can move! It’s not, oh there is that zombie down the street, let’s run and we’ll get far away while it shuffles towards us. No, if you blink these suckers are on you. Of course the scientists made super zombies! Then you add in something that can be equally as scary as the zombies, vampires. Yes, zombies and vampires fighting over the right to eat humans.

The characters are interesting but not entirely in depth. I think that is because the action is a huge focus. They tended to be a little self-centered, too. Sometimes I just wanted to shake them and tell them to get busy killing these things instead of whining and whimpering. I didn’t have to worry though, because other characters apparently felt the same as me. The gory details were just that, gory. I am both grossed out and excited to say that visualizing the horror was so easy thanks to the descriptions in this book.

Some of the best parts for me were rather late in the book. I loved the times when actual fighting was going on. The book held a lot of intensity. I never knew what was going to happen. Zombies can be predictable. Really they chase you down and eat you, sometimes originality can be hard. I think D.N. Simmons rocked this book. She kept the book moving and added some awesome twists to make it more exciting. I cannot wait for the next book. I think that zombie fans will love this book.


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AUTHOR BIO: D.N. Simmons was born and raised in Chicago, Il. She attended Northern Illinois University majoring in journalism. She began writing short horror stories at the age of eleven and in 2004, she decided to take the plunge into the professional literary world when she published Desires Unleashed. She’s an avid fan of the paranormal and horror genre, finding vampires and shape-shifters fascinating. She’s been voted “New Voice of Today” by Romance Review, “Rising Star” by Love Romance and More and “Author of the Month” by Warrior of Words. Her work has won honorable mentions in catogoeis such as Best Paranormal, Best Book of the Year and Best Urban-Fantasy. D.N. has a passion for crafting highly entertaining fantasy worlds her readers can escape to, filled with wonders, humor and excitement. Follow D.N:
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I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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