Books from the Backlog #290

Posted November 2, 2023 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 6 Comments

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #290Awakened: Part 2 of the Sinking Man Series by Justin Leslie
Series: The Sinking Man #2
Published by Independently Published on December 8, 2020
Genres: Fiction / Horror
Length: 3 hours 41 minutes
Pages: 130
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Amazon | Audible

Awakened follows Ben's journey in North East Florida to reunite with his wife Sarah and survive a world full of ZOMBIES.

This limited run series is set to be released as novella shorts. Yes, the zombies are the problem, not everyone you run into for the most part. The Sinking Man Series is written to have several short novellas released throughout the year, and is geared toward TV adaptation. Stay tuned for audiobook editions coming soon!

From the back cover...

Ben and his newly found companions Ian and Kelly are back. This time things are looking up for the team. That is until Ben finds out that his wife Sarah is being held against her will in Tallahassee.

While the group makes plans behind the walls of their secluded upscale riverside neighborhood, new people emerge, as well as new threats. The zombies are starting to get restless...

Ben and the crew now have a choice to make. Either stay in the comfort of their secluded paradise or hit the road to save Sarah.

"Remember, no matter what happens. Stick to the plan."


★★★★★"Finally, a well thought out take on the Zombie genre!" A. Bennet

★★★★★"Gritty and needed." S. King

★★★★★"This is the type of Zombie story I wish they would make a show about!" T. Anderson

Fans of Keith C. Blackmore, Robert Kirkman, and Max Brooks, will want to read this series!

Why did I add Awakened to my bookshelf?

I really enjoyed this first book in this series, Sheltered, when I listened to it a couple of years ago. I thought that it was a really well done taken on the zombie genre. I picked up a copy of this ebook in January 2022 and it is rather short so there is really no good reason why I haven’t picked it up yet. I have kind of been in the mood for a zombie story so hopefully, I can work this one in soon.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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6 responses to “Books from the Backlog #290

  1. That’s a new to me one! Zombie books were always a little hit or miss for me. I guess because they tend to be in apocalyptic stories I don’t like reading those. Too scary! Lol. Hope you’re able to get to this one soon!

  2. I can definitely see how a story dealing with zombies you would need to be in the mood for. It definitely has a certain atmosphere to it that you can’t just randomly pick up at any time lol Hope you enjoy it when you pick it up.

  3. I’m so bad about reading the 2nd book in a series when I’ve really enjoyed the 1st book. Not sure what that’s about but I do it all the time! I hope you enjoy it!