Its a pretty well written book and good narration, I just had difficulty with the story. I had some difficulty with the "hero" because he has anger is..Show More »sues and doesn't seem to be very thoughtful, but that's because hes just a kid. I don't like kids in stories, but they weren't terribly annoying.
As you read in the blurb, his base got run over and he's trying to find his brother, along with an even younger side kick he feels obligated to protect. So typically, on his way there, he meets up with one group after the other...
Soon after the fall of the base, two brothers save his life and rather than being thankful this silly alpha dominance struggle ensues. I don't think he said thanks, just got all angry, literally the second after they shot the zombies about to eat him. Same thing happens later on, he gets "caught" twice by quirky groups. They have their "issues", but its not like they want to put him in a pot and eat him. They give him a safe place to sleep, eat and rest and he just gets all up in their face. Amazingly they try to placate him, except the one time where one in their group ran off and got himself killed and they were all put in "jail". I was like uh? They didn't do anything, the one who did something stupid died, why jail the rest?
I can't think of any "twist" in this book, kinda standard fare, but thats ok, most "twists" are pretty dumb.
I liked the narrator for the most part, but two of the characters were similar, sounding kinda dopey and one was the voice of Xanders brother but didn't sound like family at all.
Still, the actual writing is pretty good and I'll invest in the next book in the series. Maybe Xander will grow up and use his anger only when he needs to. And the authors already jammed all the zombie cliches in this book, so maybe he can focus more on just one good story.
I had to start rolling my eyes again as Xander was acting all childish like in the last book, but he actually goes through character development and s..Show More »tarts maturing. Much of this book has a teen tint over it, you have to put it in the perspective of younger readers to accept many of the pretenses it has. I mean, Xander is the military commander of a base? What is he, 16 or something? Yeah, you have to swallow some unrealistic scenarios.
So yeah, good book once you realize the target audience of the story.