Feasters: An Apocalyptic Tale
Independently Published (2020)
Reviewed by Paola (Age 13) for Reader Views Kids (02/2021)
“Feasters: An Apocalyptic Tale” by Solomon Petchers is a vampire vs. zombie story during apocalyptic times. Three Vamp teens: Kieran, Emily and Andrew become a family after losing their loved ones to the zombie apocalypse. Before the collapse of society, vampires had been assimilated into human culture and most no longer feared them as it had been decades since vamps fed on humans. This has been possible because vampires kept themselves in check in order to control their nature to the point that for generations their vampire powers had not been used to their full potential. When the zombie outbreak happened, vampires were targeted and turned along with humans. Three teens were doing well though. They found a home and even animals that could serve them as companions and food as they fed on them without killing them; until one they saw a flashing light on a house at the other side of the wall.
“Feasters” was such a fun book to read! I loved Solomon Petchers’ writing style. The plot was interesting (not a vampire cliché), the action was great, pacing on point, loveable fun characters, and readers really felt like they were in the story. I gotta be honest, I have never liked zombie stories because zombies scare me too much, so I really picked the book for the vampires (I love vampire stories), but for some reason I was okay with the zombies. Don’t get me wrong they are disgusting and gruesome still in this book, but it wasn’t overdone. I think the author really knows what he is doing.
I really enjoyed reading “Feasters: An Apocalyptic Tale” by Solomon Petchers and was sorry to finish it. I think it is a great adventure for teens because it is captivating, easy to read, fast paced and with a lot of humor and action and easy to read. I can’t wait to see another story from this author; or maybe a book 2 on Feasters!