Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween Reads: The First Days

This week's spotlight is;

The First Days by Rhiannon Frater
The morning that the world ends, Katie is getting ready for court and housewife Jenni is taking care of her family. Less than two hours later, they are fleeing for their lives from a zombie horde. Thrown together by circumstance, Jenni and Katie become a powerful zombie-killing partnership, mowing down zombies as they rescue Jenni's stepson, Jason, from an infected campground.They find sanctuary in a tiny, roughly fortified Texas town. There Jenni and Katie find they are both attracted to Travis, leader of the survivors; and the refugees must slaughter people they know, who have returned in zombie form. Fast-paced and exciting, filled with characters who grab your heart, The First Days: As the World Dies is the beginning of a frightening trilogy. 
What won me with this book?
Everything. I loved it all. The characters, the plot, the writing. 
The opening lines had me so frantic, just as Jenni felt. 
So small.
So very, very small

The fingers pressed under the front door of her home were so very small. She could not stop staring at those baby fingers straining frantically to reach her as she stood shivering on the porch. The cool morning air lightly puffed out her pink nightgown as her own pale fingers clutched the thin bathrobe closed at her throat.
The zombie action in The First Days was on point. It was not over the top, or too few of the attacks. This book is loaded down with them, yet has so much room for a story. The characters are weak yet strong. Vulnerable. Once you get to know more about the characters and to see (well, read) the things that they are going through; your heart will break, you will cheer, scream and have fear right along with them! Seeing the characters grow so much from page 1 until the ending, and continuing in the next books, is amazing. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat! It is a book that you will remember well after the last page. 


1 comment:

  1. Yes!! This series totally rocks!! I was hooked after reading just the first page!


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