(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I’ve noticed that zombies are becoming the ‘new’ thing… not over-used in the same way as vampires, demons and werewolves, but they’re certainly becoming more common than they used to be.
I did find this book a really well-written, easy read. I liked the fact that the book started after the whole zombie apocalypse, so I was able to see how humans were dealing with the infection. The issue with that, of course, was that I didn’t know how the whole infection had started.
I was glad to see just one person used as the first person perspective character. Holt was a really easy character to get behind. I really liked his friendship with Ambrose. I felt it made a lot of sense and it was probably one of the strongest things about this book.
I have to be honest… by the end of the book, I really didn’t like Nancy. She seemed nice at first, but when I reached the end, I was really disappointed in her, especially considering the fact that she was supposed to be a nurse.
I have to say, I did spend a lot of this book really disappointed in humanity in general. I wasn’t surprised by the fact that so many people viewed Ambrose as a monster… but in a way, I found myself rooting for the Reverend. I didn’t like him as a character… but I preferred him to the so-called ‘human’ soldiers who refused to look past what Ambrose looked like.
This book was really easy to read and I found Holt and Ambrose really engaging, interesting characters. I did find myself wanting to slap various characters at certain points, but apart from that, this was really well-written. I would definitely be interested in reading a sequel to this book if one existed.
Author: Ryan Hill
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Horror
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Release Date: October 13, 2014
All that, while the leader of a powerful cult – known only as Reverend – becomes the next threat to the rebuilding United States. Believing zombies to be God’s latest creation, making humanity obsolete, he wants to give every man, woman, and child the chance to become one. With his combined army of humans and zombies, he may well get his wish.
Best friends Holt and Ambrose went up against the Reverend once. Holt lost a foot and a zombie bit Ambrose…though he survived the virus, only to become a human-zombie hybrid, reviled by the living and unwelcome among the dead. When the Reverend kidnaps the woman Holt loves, the race is on to save her from a fate worse than death.