Saturday Screams #10 ~ Mutation Z ~ Books Five and Six

Posted: March 12, 2016 in apocalypse, horror, reviews, Science Fiction
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Welcome to my Saturday Screams where I share reviews of all things scary.

For today I have a some good ones from my TBR that I’ve been wanting to share. For the past two weeks I’ve shared the first four episodes of Marilyn Peake’s zombie series, Mutation Z.. Check out One and Two HERE, and Three and Four HERE. This week I’m sharing books five and six, the final two.

Without further adieu….

Mutation Z

Dragon In The Bunker

Book Five

by Marilyn Peake



My Review

Hunter puts his disguise to the test and it works. Good thing too. He escaped getting blown to smithereens when he went to a clandestine meeting in the middle of nowhere.

The information he received was so horrifying, yet it was detrimental to all of their survival. It looks bad and the virus can only keep spreading.

I’m still surprised by how much can happen in each of these short episodes. The conspiracy keeps getting deeper and uglier. And it’s so easy to believe it could happen. Big Brother is a bully.

What’s happening with the zombies will turn your stomach. Maybe they aren’t human any longer, but how they’re dispatched is truly evil.

As the world crumbles, many people die. How could it be any other way. I was saddened, though I knew it could happen.

I’m having a hard time clinging to hope for the characters and the world. The next book was just released and I’m ready to see where the author goes with this.

Zombie horror, big government, a little bit of science fiction, and some modern cyber twists. Too good to pass up.

5 Stars



Journalist Hunter Morgan gains an unlikely ally in his search for the truth about the origins of the zombie virus. Mark Chen, youngest son of a co-owner of Chen-Zamora Pharmaceuticals, shows him information more frightening than his greatest nightmares. Together, they travel all the way from an abandoned meth shack in the Mexican desert to China, evading the authorities by communicating with Mark’s contacts through a video game on the Dark Web. NOVELLA. GENRES: Apocalyptic Science Fiction, Zombie Fiction, Conspiracy Fiction, Horror.



And now for

Mutation Z

Desperate Measures

Book Six

By Marilyn Peake



My Review

I almost didn’t want to start this one as it’s the final book and I didn’t want it to end.

I wondered who would survive, if they’d find a cure, whether the world could be saved. I didn’t have a clue how all of my questions would be answered.

The author did a bang up job of doing just that. She gave me lots of endings for lots of characters.  I got a pretty good idea of what would happen with the bad guys. No real surprise there. It’s happened that way for a lot of them in real life, so it felt right. And I learned what would happen to the world.

Curious about how she would handle the two kinds of zombies, she explained that too.

 All that and Marilyn still found room to throw in some sea pirates. Not bad at all. Nothing felt rushed or disjointed. It all flowed easily to the end.

I hope you get a chance to read this series. I’d recommend you try the first one. If it’s you’re cuppa tea, grab the rest. The price is right and you’ll be able to zip through them without pause.

5 Stars



Sixth and final book in the series.

As things heat up in the United States with both the U.S. military and radical militias targeting those trying to develop a vaccine and cure for the Zombie Plague, more researchers flee to Mark Chen’s bunker in China. There, they will be free to carry on their research. Bringing patients afflicted with the Zombie Virus to China on a cargo ship, they’re attacked by pirates. It becomes very clear that they’re in a race against time to try and save the human race. NOVELLA. GENRES: Apocalyptic Science Fiction, Zombie Fiction, Conspiracy Fiction, Horror.



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  1. I’m not looking until after I finish the series. I am trying to fit it in!!!
    sherry @ fundinmental