Wednesday, February 5, 2014

M-Day - Review

It's no secret that D.T. Dyllin is one of my favorites authors and I adore her. She is one of those authors who is open to chat with bloggers and always replies to your emails, tweets and all.
This is my review for the first book of her new series.

M-Day (M-Day #1) 
by D.T. Dyllin
M-Day (M-Day #1)
Before the day… before M-day… people used to read books and watch movies about zombies. They used to dress up as zombies; pretend to kill zombies… Basically, zombies had become a part of popular culture in a very unexpected way.

The highly anticipated zombie apocalypse never came.

What did come was much worse than any city over run with shambling corpses after brains and flesh. A virus… a virus that only affected men. Nobody knew what caused it, or where it had come from, not that it really mattered. It's here and there’s no going back.

Maxine was one of the lucky ones--she got out alive. She and her friends banded together to survive the new desolate conditions left behind by the virus. When a supply gathering mission goes awry, Max and company are left with no better choice than to trust a group of uninfected military men. No longer on the run from her infected husband, Max discovers there could be worse dangers for her on the horizon… Like losing her heart to her mysterious savior everyone calls Zee.





My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One day most of the men of the world woke up infected by a strange virus that caused them to become violent and sex-addicts. Now women around the world must fight to survive in a chaotic world.

Max, or Maxine, is running away from the monster occupying her husband’s body. With the company of two friends and a bunch of men unaffected by the virus, they will fight to survival, kill the enemy and try to find a cure.

This is not a romance or an erotic book. M-Day is a book about a dangerous world where violence, abuse and death are a constant. The way men act and behave because of the virus is not pretty at all. The reality presented is cruel and the physical and psychological abuses are present. The story contains all the horrible things that you can imagine and maybe more.

Despite this, there is a bit of romance but you have to remember that the background does not allow the typical fluffy romance with flowers and sweet words. When your life is threatened at all times the “love” comes in a rough and fast way.

The characters are all great! Max is a kick-ass woman, strong and brave. Her friends are really opposite but they make a great team. Zee, the hot man in the story, has a captivating story and is the perfect match for Max.

The story moves really fast, there is action present in every page and the characters don’t have a minute to rest.

Overall, M-Day is an exciting, fast passing, intriguing and full of adrenaline book. It has a well thought plot, good characters and it is well written. This installment has the potential to be a great series.


  1. This sounds like such an amazing read! I'm definitely adding it onto my TBR pile!
    Kristen @OCA

  2. This sounds like a very cool read! I love books about survival in difficult situations!

  3. Hey, Ruty! M-Day sounds reaaaally good! And I LOVE the cover, although I am hoping it doesn't give other readers mixed messages since it sort of could look like a romance cover. But that is why people need to read your review! And I appreciate your honesty-- at least now I won't go into it thinking it focuses on the romance. And that is okay. I like zombie type books that focus more on survival with just a touch of romance. It is definitely more realistic.

    This book reminds me of Sophie Littlefield's Aftertime series. It's probably totally different, but it has a strong female lead character named Cass, a hot, mysterious love interest named Smoke, and creepy zombies called Beaters. I think I reviewed the first book on my blog a couple of years ago.

    Anyway! Awesome review, Ruty! I will be checking this author out since you think so highly of her!

    Best Wishes,
    Mia @ The Muses Circle

    1. Mia,
      D.T. Dyllin is one of my favorite authors :) I love her and her books. You should read some of her work.


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