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Published by Create Space on October 9th 2013
Genres: Horror, Romance, Young Adult
Source: ARC from publisher
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This is a story of love . . . and zombies.
When eighteen-year-old college freshman Christian discovers his dormitory is crawling with the living dead, he knows he has a problem. But once he learns the whole country is overrun by the flesh-eating horde, he must race to protect what matters to him most.
Sixteen-year-old Iris, the girl he loves, is stranded eighty miles away, alone and completely unaware of the gruesome threat surrounding her.
Christian’s plan is to evade the zombies, drive the distance to rescue Iris, and get them both to his family farm—where there are guns, fuel, and everything else they’ll need to survive. His mission seems simple: Get the girl, get to the farm, and stay alive.
Things get complicated when Christian is forced to make an unthinkable choice between Iris and his family. Someone he loves must die, and he must decide.
The love story was all right. I honestly thought Iris was a little cold during the whole thing, and I don’t believe she ever really loved Christian. I mean, it was a little hard to develop, with all the zombies, but maybe there will be more in the sequel…and she’s young, too! That’s another interesting element. Christian is a few years older than Iris. I’m surprised it worked out how it did…..but I’m not sure if it even worked out at all. We’ll see. It ended rather abruptly.
I did like the zombie element though. The main thing seemed to be avoiding the zombies, not getting bitten, and not killing anyone (zombie or not, because Christian still thought of them as people and there was indeed a cure). It was pretty much how you’d imagine a zombie apocalypse.
Iris: Like I said before, she was a bit cold towards the end. I understand what they were going through and so I can’t blame her that much, but I still didn’t like her.
Reno: He seemed kind of out of it. But I liked him.
Definitely left room for a sequel. It cut off kind of abruptly, without any real resolution, but a possibility of one. I would read the sequel just for closure (and a chance of developing romance, and possibly more zombies). But the whole story was a little on the short side.
Good vs. Bad
- zombie concept
- It’s a little short