Benton A Zombie Novel by Jolie Du Pre



Zombies have killed everyone in the Benton household–all except twenty-something Jennifer. She’s escaped her bedroom, but what now? Waterbank, Illinois is overrun. Where can she go? 
A chance encounter with seven other young survivors points her toward Texas. A charismatic, handsome young man named Mark says he can lead them all to his family’s ranch. He’s sure they’ll be safe there. Jennifer wants to trust him, with her life and possibly her heart. 
There’s no place else to go, there’s no way to escape the zombies but through, and there’s no telling if Jennifer and Mark will live long enough to act on the emotion building between them. 
 Author BIO:
Jolie du Pre is a full-time, published author, editor, article writer and blogger. She has short stories in over 15 books; she’s the author of a novella, and she’s the editor of three anthologies. Today, Jolie’s focus is on her young adult/new adult, romance, dystopian, zombie apocalypse series – BENTON. Jolie is a married mother of two who loves writing, reading, traveling, gardening, cooking, running,  yoga, pole dance and fitness, and monsters, especially zombies.  Join her mailing list –
FAST read. From page one your hooked, You won’t beable to stop reading and the time goes by so fast you won’t even realize.
Its a excellent storyline for a  Zombie book, If you read my reviews you’ll know I’m not the biggest fan but I did really enjoy this one and look forward to the next volume in the series. Jolie brought her characters to life, which is a plus in my book for any anything I read. If I can’t identify with the characters I usually don’t like the book or can’t even finish it.
Here we have Jennifer who’s  town is infected with the virus when the govt told them it most likely wouldn’t get that far. Her mother is turned. she’s held up in her bedroom for 6 weeks until she finally ventures out to find a safe place. Along the way her vehicle being stolen and she lucky finds a place to stay with a group of people. She of course meets a man that she falls for, so you get a bit of romance in here too. As for that part: WARNING: anyone under 18 shouldn’t read it or if you don’t like well describes sex acts you shouldn’t read it, its not for you.
Jennifer is a strong female character but like everyone she has her breaking point too and she still has the girlie soft side that comes out.
Mark is a great character also. He is basically the leader because of who he is, meaning his personality. you can’t help but like him and how he kind of takes care of the group and worried about everyone’s safety.  Him and Jenn make a nice couple and I like how Jolie brings that across also. something nice coming out of a apocalyptic world.
Do we no if they survive their journey, not yet. but I’m hoping in volume two we find out. 
 Also Their are a few other people that you feel bad  one character in particular you wil hate pretty much immediately and with good cause but he gets what is coming to him and I loved how that was handled. But since this book is short I don’t want to go to much into detail here with the spoilers.
But I would like to know more about Katie and Old Man Bill. You get a sense of Katie’s personality and old man Bill , well who knows. He’s pretty new into the book towards the end but he seems like a cool character so far. he’s a survivor we know that.
So I’d say its a great short read it’s worth the whole hour it took me to read it and if it was longer it would have been worth that too.
I think their could have been some details added here and their but overall its good.
I recommend it if your looking for a good Zombie book and a short read.

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