If you’re a fan of those old-school choose-your-own-adventure books, you’ll love Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse, by Deanna Knippling and Dante Savelli. Along the lines of last year’s Zombocalypse, Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse sees readers navigating their way through a zombie outbreak toward any number of possible endings, none of which, according to the authors, is a happy one.
About the book: “Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse is a thrilling, fast-paced adventure that pits you, the reader, against the flesh-eating undead. Every page offers a choice that can result in a grizzly death or bring you one step closer to stopping the zombie horde. You control the fate of Tobe, a teen-aged slacker living in the shadow of the Cheyenne Mountain military complex. When a secret experiment goes awry, the citizens of Colorado Springs are exposed to an alien mold that turns those infected into zombies. With your help, Tobe must battle the newly undead, wild animals, and the most dangerous creature of all-Man. Will your decisions help him save the city, or lead him to certain doom?”
This zombiephile has had the pleasure of getting himself killed by zombies at least five different times already – and I’m dangerously close to violating the “no backsies” rule of Choose Your Own Adventure books. At 207 pages, there are plenty of ways for you to navigate your way through the story – although most of the choices, as you’ll find, are difficult ones. If you’re squeamish about getting killed in Choose Your Own Adventure-style books, you’d better steel up your nerves for Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse, because you’re definitely going to die. Lots. But that’s the fun of it, isn’t it?
If you’re looking for the perfect last-minute Christmas gift for the zombiephile in your life (or if you’re pissed that nobody got you this for Christmas), you can grab yourself or your loved one a copy of Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse on Amazon.com.