Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
Kasey and the gang were held together by a set of rules, their Zombie Plan. It kept them alive through the beginning of the End. But when the chaos faded, they became careless, and Murphy’s Law decided to pay a long-overdue visit.
“We had all made it through those first days of the zombie uprising, fought and bled over hundreds of miles to find each other…scratching and clawing just to keep our heads above water when our Z-Plan went to hell.”
Now the group is broken and scattered with no refuge in sight. Those remaining must make their way across West Virginia in search of those who were stolen from them, fighting not only merciless terrain, but hordes of newly-thawed and ravenous deadheads as well.
A new home is found. New alliances are formed. Then an alarming development presents itself in severe and bloodthirsty fashion. A situation Kasey and the gang never planned for. When the stakes are raised even higher, when many more lives are at risk, can the group re-evaluate everything they thought they knew and survive the unknown?
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Zombies Books in order: 1. We're Alive 2. Day By Day Armageddon 3. Roads Less Traveled Series 4. Alaskan Undead Apocalypse 5. World War Z 6. The Walking Dead 7. Rise Again 8. As the World Dies 9. Zombie Fallout
I think this is one of the best zombie stories and the narrator has become one of my favorites. She is so soothing while talking about bloody bits of zombies.
The story isn't over the top and silly like many other zombie stories and sticks pretty much to a classic kind of zombie genre. The author just handles the regular stuff really well and doesn't have to awe us with silly spectacular stuff, which tells of the quality of the work. This book introduces a mutation. You guessed it, fast zombies. I groaned and became a bit worried, but like I said, regular zombie stuff, just done well! Just stop there Dulaney, no smokers and boomers in the next book please.
It has a great feeling of survival about it, human conflicts and well developed characters. There is more action in this book than the first, maybe to garner more readers. There is goriness and tragedy and a smidgen of romance.
Kasey is the leader of the group and the story is told from a female perspective which is great. She's plays like a tough and smart male lead character but we skip the machismo which is a relief. She's vulnerable and sure gets beat up often enough.
Her and her team are hunting for crazy bandits from the first book that kidnapped their friends. Along the way they meet up with a large new group of survivors which I am thankful didn't live up to Kacey's and my prediction it would be like in the other cheap zombie books about crazy hill billies or sects.
I think that this book actually should have been two because the action part really could have been expanded and developed more. Not that it needed more action, but rather the story around it. A lot of people died and it seemed to have been brushed off, there was more story to be told for such a big disaster.
The shocking tragedy in the whole Shannon and Kyra part is well told but I wasn't too impressed with how one of the important characters died there. Maybe my only, "That's not realistic!" moment.
This is why I preferred the first book, there was a lot more work done on every page while these action chapters in this book seemed to go by a bit fast.
I enjoyed the slower pace of the last few chapters because this author really knows how to work those moments but wish they were blended in more in the earlier action part. More than was done that is. We could have gotten two books out of this!
In the end the military shows up, I am so looking forward to the next book!
It's okay. Better than some, worse than others. The storyline is pretty good. The narrator is okay, but she has too much of a southern accent to make a good zombie book narrator.
How can you change a writer's story? It is what it is.
I can't think of one.
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