(I received this book for free as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I didn’t realise, at first, that this book was the second in a trilogy. I found it fairly easy to understand, even though I was thrown into the action fairly quickly.
Starting the book off with the newspaper articles about the virus was a good way of setting the scene, in my opinion. It made me think of films that do the same thing.
There was something that struck me as a bit strange, though – the fact that only one person from a family ever seemed to survive. If one person had immunity to the virus, it would make sense if others they were related to did as well. (I’ve seen that in other apocalypse storylines that have a virus wipe out the world’s population, too…)
Reaper and Sam were fairly interesting characters and I thought it was interesting how they and their group became the law-keepers. It actually provided some hope that, even with the world in such a state, there were at least some who fought to protect the innocent.
The author didn’t seem to have a problem killing off characters, which I thought was quite good. In war, there are always going to be casualties.
It was interesting to see how different people reacted to the aftermath of the outbreak. I thought the author did a very good job of portraying the different attitudes and morals that had sprung up.
On the whole, I found the book to be really well-written with characters who were true heroes, but still flawed. I would definitely be interested in reading the other two books in the trilogy sometime in the future.