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Undead: a reanimated corpse with a craving for human flesh.
Ultramarathon: any footrace longer than a traditional marathon (26.2 miles).
For ultrarunners Kate and Frederico, a typical Saturday morning is spent pounding out a twenty- to thirty-mile “fun run.” It’s during one of their runs that an insidious illness descends upon northern California, turning humans into flesh-shredding zombies. When Kate receives a desperate call from her son, Carter, she and Frederico flee their hometown and set out to help him. The only problem? Carter attends college over two hundred miles away and the freeways—clogged with car wrecks, zombies, and government blockades—are impassable. Running back roads and railroad tracks becomes their only means of travel, but neither of them has ever run so far before. As pain, injuries, hunger, and fatigue plague them, getting to Carter and staying alive seem impossible. It’s either outrun the undead or become one of them, and for Kate, death is not an option.
Undead Ultra by Camille Picott is not a book I would normally read. Horror/zombies are totally out of my reading element. However, I was really intrigued by the plot of the story. My older daughter runs cross country/distance (though nowhere near ultra length) so I understood the running element of the story. As a mother, I can imagine Kate’s need to undertake this journey, no matter the odds. The story was well written. I felt the angst while I was reading.
Kate and Frederico have the odds against them ~ but they are well prepared for survival in an apocalyptic nightmare. They have survival instincts from their ultra running lifestyles that many other people would not have. The most important thing about this book that has me rating it so highly is that, even though it was not something I would likely have selected to read, I wanted to finish the book. I had to know what was going to happen. If you enjoy horror books or The Walking Dead, then you will enjoy this book.
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