★★★☆☆ Monster Island by David Wellington – This is well written for a zombie novel. A zombie apocalypse ravaged the world, leaving 3rd world countries, like Somalia, one of the few safe places. Dekalb is a former UN weapons inspector, agreeing to lead a band of teen, female Somali soldiers in search of anti AIDS drugs that may exist in New York City. Greg is a zombie, who has somehow maintained his ability to think, speak and act. Dekalb meets Greg, and a rash act by one of the soldiers makes an enemy of the two. The story progresses with Dekalb meeting a group of survivors and having to take on Greg, whom Dekalb finds that Greg is more capable than being able to think.