Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Review: Kick at the Darkness by Keira Andrews

Kick at the Darkness
(Kick at the Darkness #1)
by Keira Andrews
Genre: M/M, Paranormal
Release Date: May 28, 2015

To live through the zombie apocalypse they have to survive each other first.

College freshman Parker Osborne is having the worst day ever. He humiliated himself trying to pick up a cute guy, he hasn’t made any friends at school, and his stupidly hot jerk of a TA gave him a crappy grade on his paper. He’s going to drop Adam Hawkins’ film class and start fresh tomorrow after he’s had a good sulk.

But Parker’s about to find out what a bad day really looks like—if he can survive the night.

A virus is unleashed, transforming infected people into zombie-like killers. After these quick and deadly creepers swarm campus, Parker only escapes thanks to Adam swooping him onto the back of his trusty motorcycle. Now they're on the run—and stuck with each other.

When they’re not bickering, they’re fighting off the infected in a bloody battle for survival. Their only hope is to head east to Parker's family, but orphaned Adam has a secret he’s not sure Parker will accept: he’s a werewolf. Can they trust each other enough to find some light in these dark days?

Is been such a long time since I read a zombie story, or in this case the undead are refer to as Ć§reepers

Parker is a nerdy college kid who confronted his TA, Adam for giving him a low grade for his elective film studies. He is beyond disappointed that an easy elective is going to ruin his perfect GPA. And the next day, while he was busy studying, the world went havoc around him. 

It seems like all of a sudden the world is crawling with human infected with unknown virus, whereby they turned zombie-like.

While in shock and fleeing for his life, Adam happened to turn up and scurry Parker away to safety. Although their first meeting was less than desirable, they are both now force to stick together to face the horror. 

Parker is quite a cute and funny character. Compare to Adam, who is actually a werewolve, Parker can seems like a courageous damsel at times. Adam gave Parker an impression that he had a girlfriend, which make Parker feeling weird for lusting after his new straight friend. However, it didn't take long for them to clear up the misunderstanding and indulge in some comfort loving. 

All this while Adam had been hiding his true self from people around him because he afraid people will shun him. But when he was finally force to reveal his identity in order to save Parker, he is afraid of Parker's reaction.Let's just say I don't mind some bestiality. It was hot!

Some of the description of the zombie attack felt rather gory, with the decapitations and deaths, but I don't find it overly terrifying. Adam and Parker fight for survival is rather exciting and I'm anxious to see how they will came out of this unscathed. During their journey, they made some friends and enemies alike. 

Although this story didn't end in a cliffhanger, it does feel incomplete and I'm looking forward to the next one to see whether will Adam and Parker ever find their safe haven. And will the world that they knew return to normal?