This Would Be Paradise (This Would Be Paradise #1) By N.D. Iverson

April 6, 2016
Published: December 29 2015
(First November 20, 2014)
Format Read: Kindle Edition (243 pages)
Genre: Horror /Science Fiction /Zombies
Series: Book One of This Would Be Paradise
Source: Author in exchange for an honest review
This Would Be Paradise (This Would Be Paradise, #1)
A Zombie Novel
In a world where a virus has spread turning most of the population into flesh eating monsters, there are two friends partying it up in New Orleans when the infection hits. Far away from home, they are trapped and trying to make sense of all that has happened with the help of new friends and enemies along the way.


Zombies have become a very popular subject in recent fiction. So a decent zombie story is rare and I'm grateful to have found one. Bailey is the protagonist in this novel who must adapt and find a way survive while the world tumbles into chaos. Zoe is her best friend and she quickly meets more people who form a family who can count on each other. There was some very graphic and violent scenes throughout the book. When zombies are trying to kill you, you have to make some tough choices. Despite the desperate situations Bailey and company find themselves in, there were some light-hearted moments too. The humor and relatable writing made the seriousness of the situation apart of the story instead of being the focus of it.
"If I had to listen to one more word about My Little Pony, I was going to shoot someone. Literally. I had a gun now."
I felt emotionally connected to the characters and was drawn in by the different ways they relate to each other. Bailey deals with her situation realistically, and acts how most readers would. The author used some flashbacks to give more context to who the characters are. I wished the book was a bit longer so that the characters were more fully fleshed out. The suspense was palpable and I found myself nervous about what was next while reading. The plot moved along well and I became fully invested in how the characters would get out of bad situations.
This was a great read, that I gave a chance despite being weary of the zombie subject matter. Being unsure of what's next but determined to make it to what that next is, is something everyone can relate to. I'm looking forward to reading on in the series, and didn't mind the cliff hanger ending. I would recommend this to readers looking for a zombie story, with good humor, tense moments and memorable characters.
"I felt the way you did when you came to the end of a particularly good book and now didn't know what to feel. Lost. Heartbroken. empty."
I received this ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review.


N. D. Iverson is a young author trying to find her niche in the world. She has a business degree; to which she is still trying to find a practical application for. She has bounced from half-baked ideas of becoming a forensic pathologist (cut short when the option for attending an autopsy came up and she rather quickly decided maybe that wasn't for her), a member of a rock band (sadly, neither she nor her friends could play instruments or sing, not that it's a requirement these days...) and many more.

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