Running to live….Undead Ultra by Camille Picott ~ Review and Giveaway

Posted: June 21, 2016 in giveaways, horror, reviews, Zombies
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Welcome to my tour stop for Undead Ultra (A Zombie Novel) by Camille Picott! This is an adult post apocalyptic horror novel and the tour runs June 20 through July 1st with reviews, interviews and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule!

Undead Ultra

by Camille Picott



Genre: Adult Apocalyptic Horror / Zombies

My Review

I’ve read plenty of zombie apocalypse stories with lots of different scenarios, but this is something new.

Kate and Frederico are Ultramarathon runners. That’s any race longer than a little over 26 miles, all on foot, no bikes or swimming.

Wouldn’t you know it. While out on a run, the apocalypse happens. Now Kate and Frederico must run all the way to where Kate’s son, Carter, is trapped at his college. That’s over 200 miles away.

You can imagine all of the snags they run into. Aside from the zombies, which are everywhere and very hungry, there’s the people to worry about too. Frederico would be excess baggage to those wanting to snag themselves a woman to snuggle up with in the end times. Injuries could mean their death. And  finding food and water will slow them down as they can’t carry it while running.

I thought this was very believable. If you were a seasoned runner and without injuries, you could run the 200+ miles. It’s all the things that could go wrong that would prevent you from succeeding.

You can’t help but cheer these two on as they race to the rescue. Their run gets your own endorphins pumping. The dangers they encounter on the way keep the suspense levels high. And you remain hopeful they’ll get where they’re going, rescue Kate’s son, and somehow survive.

Strong writing and well developed characters make this one I recommend to all zombie lovers. And you runners might get a kick out of it too.

4 Stars



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.

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About the Author:

Camille Picott has been writing novels since she was twelve. When she’s not working on a book, spending time with family, or whipping up a new vegetarian meal, you can find her trail running in Sonoma County, California.

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Two (2) $5 Amazon gift cards (INT)
Ends July 6th
Prizing is provided by the author, hosts are not responsible. Must be 13 or older to enter and have parental permission if under 18. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win.

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  1. Sandra Watts says:

    Yeehaw! Who doesn’t love a good zombie book.

  2. Leona says:

    I have not yet read a book that was all about zombies or a zombie apocalypse. I think I’m going to have to change that.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      There’s so much more than just zombies in them. I love reading about group dynamics and how characters step up or fail.

  3. Mary Preston says:

    A great review. New is good.

  4. Well, that sounds different. :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I know. LOL I don’t think I would have survived. I know I can’t run 200 miles! Good book, Stormi:)

  5. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds very intriguing.

  6. Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts! I’m so happy to hear that you really enjoyed this one!

  7. steph y says:

    I’d be dead in five minutes. If I had to run farther than a few yards. I’d rather have fight my way through the hoard to a truck. This sounds like a unique take on a zombie story, and a fun read.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      LOL I wouldn’t be able to run far either. I have shin splints and my shins feel like glass that will shatter. I used to run in races but never ones this long.

  8. Veronica Vasquez says:

    This sounds like such a good book! Love zombie stories!

  9. Looks like a good thing she has her sneakers on. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental

  10. Thanks for the chance on your giveaway!

  11. Thanks so much for your review! I’m glad you enjoyed the book.

    On a side note – have you tried compression sleeves for your shin splints? I know how much running injuries can hurt! Some of my friends swear by compression gear.