This is not my typical genre ... I'd prefer a Zombie book ... BUT ... this book sucks you in. A lot of descriptive prose. The reader is really good too ... he'd have to be for a book this long LOL ... I admit to being a novice when it comes to this type of story ... but it is really good ... only like 6 more hours ... the next book is a longer one ... can't wait ... I am already anticipating finishing that one ... and having to wait for the third one ... so yeahp ... this is a really good book.
It was ok
I was interested in listening to this book. Two hours in and the 'strong bonds' are horribly unbelievable. I actually hate the Jenny character, she gives women a bad name. I feel no pity for her, I just feel annoyed. They have been driving around in a truck for two days and all of the sudden Jenny is glomming onto Katey like she can't live without her. Katey starts out a lesbian and then within 15 seconds of meeting a good looking man she's thinking she's really always been bisexual. Seriously ... you've just fought a hoard of zombies and the first thing you think is how cute the first guy you see is? You're not shell shocked? And when the pal u just met is separated from you for a short while you go totally ballistic crazy in front of people you just met. If this is what battered women act like I don't want to read another story with them in it. I would have preferred Jenny being SILENT until a breakdown that gets all the craziness out of her system. She is just too damaged to be a decent character. It's going to take another unbelievable plot device to fix this story. Her stepson seems to have a high opinion of her. This really had potential to be the start of a great series! I have 4 hours left. I hope Jenny's personality does a 180 or I probably won't read the next book. Disappointed.
I already have plans to!! In case I missed anything. I'll listen again before the next book comes out too.
In my realm of books it's unique. In a good way! It's dystopian. Another book genre I'm not fond of so I haven't read many. I love the gritty movies or tv shows but no ones done it good enough for me until now!
Cedar - nuff said!
It made me laugh a few times. Again, in a good way.
I haven't been a YA in awhile so I didn't expect to like this book add to that ... Sean wasn't reading it so I was definitely reluctant. But I trust the author so I pre-ordered it. I was hooked by the end of the second chapter & it was basically a marathon listen after that. Good strong female characters!! Great believable interaction. I need to know what will happen next!! I'm already planning on buying a couple treeware books for actual YAs that I know. I'm certain they'll love it as much as I did! Can't wait for the next book! The reader did a fantastic job! I'm not a fan of female readers but she really did a great job. For the fans of ZFO ... Trip ... Ponch ... LOL
OK after that ending I had to write a review. Let's get the bad out of the way first. I'm going to assume you've read book one. What is wrong with this book? Again it's the 17 year old "woman" with the 30-something lawyer. Wishful thinking on the writer's behalf? I would have chosen someone in their mid to late 20's as almost believable VS a child. It's creepy. Don't justify, I get it, I don't like it.
Other than that my only problem was the ending but I see there's a third book so I forgive the author.
On an almost annoying note the lawyer was whiny like the last book but not horribly so AND the plot line with how Pritt got forced into the military to avoid a trial should have been fleshed out more in order to be believable, it's like the author had to downsize his book so he combined two scenes into one. At no point does the girl tell the lawyer what happened to her and what she feels happened to the nun? I see how that one thing was used to move the plot along but it could have been A better explained section of the book since so much of the book depends on it.
The author spends time comparing their situation to nazi Germany but never fleshed that out either. Both scenes seem pointless when not elaborated upon. OK these seem like negatives but only the first two points annoyed me. These other few things were almost annoying but they showed promise and I let my imagination fill in the gaps to fix what I felt was a bit off.
There was constant action which kept you on the edge of your seat but I think I would have enjoyed the book more if some of the book had been a little wordier, I would have been ok with a few slower sections if they explained more of what the author was thinking. For instance more about the Nazi comparison and the rivalry with the royalists.
The fact that It took barely any prodding to get an entire hospital to start firing on each other was sort of lame. So nothing surprising has ever happened in this ULTRA cautious community? Shoot first and don't ask questions ever? I mean after two days and they still don't have the story strait?
Ugh I sound critical. I really did like the book. I'm going to go listen to the third book. Nick Poehdel does an awesome job as the reader!! I highly recommend this trilogy!! The only thing that was a total turn off was the idea of the teenager with the old man. If you can stomach that then you will probably like these books!!
Yes, it's funny and gross.
Spoiler - Aunt Marta says Tommy is going with her to Florida with Uncle Alex, Paul, Erin, April yet when goodbyes are done Tommy is with Mike's group. It feels like an entire pivotal scene was left out. Alex is crying and hugging Mike but no mention about Marta and Tommy's goodbye or what was said that explains why Tommy stayed with strangers VS family. Considering Tommy was the reason for Marta coming out of her catatonic state after being shunned by her family for marrying a convict and then her kids to zombies, it doesn't make sense. When Marta says Tommy is going with her, Mike even says that we know who will win that argument. I'm halfway through the book so I can only hope this distracting plot tangent doesn't remain foremost in my brain or is satisfactorly explained. Love the sarcasm.
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