Monday, July 4, 2011

The First Days by Rhiannon Frater

The First Days
by Rhiannon Frater

Re-release date: July 5, 2011
Publisher: Tor Books
Genre: Zombies
Paperback: 336 pages
Rating: 4

Description from the amazon:
Rhiannon Frater's As the World Dies trilogy is an internet sensation. The first two books, The First Days and Fighting to Survive, have won the Dead Letter Award for Best Novel from Mail Order Zombie. The First Days was named one of the Best Zombie Books of the Decade by the Harrisburg Book Examiner. AmericanHorrorBlog calls Rhiannon Frater "a writer to watch."

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.

As the World Dies series:
The First Days
Fighting to Survive

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): tinkerbell of death
Great start to a trilogy of a zombie survival storyline!

Right away the readers are thrown into a world turning zombie. Survival is the focus in this book. The why and hows of zombification are yet to be revealed.

The main characters in this tale are women so it is told mostly with their perspectives and in their voices. The strong female leads are interesting to watch because their growth in character really draws you in to the point where you find yourself cheering them on to survive.

Definitely give this a read...

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  1. I love strong females in books, it's empowering!
    Rad review!!!

  2. Zombies!!! Definitly going on the wish list!!

  3. Awesome! Not sure I can live without reading this - [mental note to self: avoid all campgrounds from here on end][just in case]

  4. OOPS -
    And Happy 4th of braaaaaaiinz ... I mean JULY!

  5. Women zombie killers sound fun to me!

  6. I have been seeing this book around the blogosphere. I have a sadly limited experience when it comes to zombie novels, so I really want to read this!

  7. How did the zombies just show up at once? Nothing and then 2 hours zombies!!!

  8. This sounds like a good book
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