The things we do as a mom. My son received Star Wars: Death Troopers for Christmas and enjoyed it so much he insisted I just had to read it. Both of my kids are avid readers so I try to follow the books they are reading from time to time to see where their interests currently are. So I agreed to read Deathtroopers.
Because my son is an avid Star Wars fan, I am aware of the gist of the Star Wars books, but Deathtroopers is an entirely different type of book from all the others. Let me suffice it to say that this is the first zombie book I’ve ever read. Zombie books will never be my favorite genre, but I admit this one was pretty easy to read. Joe Schreiber wrote the book with one action scene after another, making it a very fast read.
In case you want to read it, I won’t spoil it for you, but I will say I found a couple of surprises in the middle of the book, which served to increase my interest level.
Also, Schreiber did a good job developing the different characters. Each had their own particular voice that was different from the others and accurately reflected their skills and personalities. For me, the characterization and action sequences were definitely the book’s strongest points.
If you’re a Star Wars fan or lover of zombie books, you will probably enjoy Deathtroopers. I’m not an authority on horror books, but I have a feeling that if you are, Deathtroopers might be a little lightweight for you. As for me, it was an intriguing way to drift off into another world for a few hours while keeping an eye on my son’s interests.