Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Review: Deadlocked Book 1 by A.R. Wise

Deadlocked (Deadlocked #1) by A.R. Wise
Published: November 9, 2011
Publisher: self published
Pages: 48 (novella)
Received: for review/blog tour
***ebook is currently free on all of the above sites (limited time)***

David was caught in the middle of the city when the zombie outbreak started. His wife and daughters were at home, stranded on the roof as zombies waited below. He would have to fight through hordes of undead, merciless other survivors, and a series of death defying stunts to get home. However, even if he makes it there, how can he be sure they're safe?

Deadlocked puts you into David's head as he struggles to get home. Then a final confrontation occurs that will guarantee his family's survival, but at what cost?

This novella was extremely fast paced and action packed. A.R. Wise writes this story from the point of view of a father who is just trying to get home to his family during a zombie outbreak. The emotions run high as this man tries desperately to make it across the city to his family - all he wants to do is see them again and have the chance to protect them from this unimaginable onslaught of the walking dead. 

David shows what a man would do to save the lives of his loved ones. Desperate times call for desperate measures. David doesn't shy away from anything - he just does what needs to be done regardless of the morals and ethics he was brought up with. All of that went out the window the minute he witnessed people eating each other in the streets. What would you do or give up to survive?

A.R. Wise writes some of the most gruesome scenes, a few made me squeamish, but honestly they set the tone for the entire story. This novella is geared towards adult audiences due to the violence and the language throughout the story. This is a great read for zombie enthusiasts. I plan to read the rest of the series and write a review for each of the novellas (I'm already done the second and loved it even more than the first).

About the author: 
A.R. Wise was born in Hammond, Indiana, just outside of Chicago. He's spent time in several states throughout the years but now resides in beautiful Colorado, near the Rocky Mountains. He is the proud father of two adorable, beautiful girls that inspire him everyday, and is married to an unreasonably understanding and loving wife. He has been writing since he was a child, but the ebook revolution is what finally convinced him to offer his work to the world. 


  1. Thanks for the review! I hope you enjoy the rest of the series as well.

    1. OH! Thank you for stopping by. :) I loved the first two in this series and am currently reading the third. I love what you've done with these characters! :)


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