Publisher: Permuted Press
Having barely escaped the clutches of the undead, the survivors of The Breadwinner are headed into the unknown to continue their search for solace in the post-apocalyptic landscape. Once a paradise for the living, the city of Haven is now crawling with flesh hungry creatures–yet it could be their only hope.
Veronica, Samson and the others take a chance on the promises of Gary, a solitary survivor. Is the light-hearted newcomer all that he seems or are there sinister motives hidden behind his hospitality?
Can Michelle and Lulu, two ordinary women faced with extraordinary horrors and obstacles, make it to safety? Or will they each become just another undead face in the hordes roaming the streets of Haven?
When tragedy strikes, worlds collide, and the survivors must band together against their common enemy. But remember, who you were does not determine what you will become in the face of a catastrophe. The dead may no longer be their greatest threat.
Welcome home. Haven is hell.
We're eventually led to a new group of survivors. This book didn't necessarily mirror book one, but the new groups introduction did to a point. Though it was less drawn out and I thought there were scenes crucial to the development and understanding of a few of them. The characters were surprisingly relatable. One woman in particular I didn't like but she threw me a couple of times on what kind of person she really was.
The action, mayhem and need for survival continues with rounds of human ingenuity and the frailty within a new, imperfect social order. There are a few new characters and there are moments of doubt for the reader. I found myself believing these characters to be life-like but I didn't trust them, even when given samples of their point of view. Kopas does switch at random, but she does it seamlessly. I didn't find a new viewpoint to be jarring or confusing.
There was also a moment or two of distrust. There were a few characters that I thought were shoe-in-survivors. I wasn't always right.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
She currently resides in Panama City Beach, Florida and tries to spend as much time as she can in the sun. Stevie is working on her next novel, a sci-fi comedy, Earth to Millie.
Stevie is also the Managing Editor of the website Horror Metal Sounds and a writer for the site. She is an avid reader of horror and post-apocalyptic fiction (especially zom-poc) and reviews for The Bookie Monster. Offline, Stevie is a telecommunications professional.
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