Publisher: eTreasures Publishing
Series: Life After the Undead #1
The world has come to an end. It doesn't go out with a bang, or even a whimper. It goes out in an orgy of blood and the dead rising rom their graves to feast on living flesh. As democracy crumples and the world melts into anarchy, five familes in the U.S. rise to protect the survivors. The undead hate a humid environment, so they are migrating westward to escape its deteriorating effects. The survivors are constructing a wall in North Platte to keep the zombie threat to the west, while tyranny rules among the humans to the east.
I found her character to be highly logical, even for a teen. When the end of the world blows up in everyone’s face and Krista is faced with a few harsh realities and her logical side proves to be a bigger asset to survival than she realizes.
As humans do, when the world goes crazy, they wanted to create order. They did that in a few different ways. There was a compound that acted like it’s own China where information was filtered and distributed as the governing Families saw fit and then there was the community at the Wall. This was a harsher life and was ruled by an equally cruel individual. Though this could be expected – it’s the apocalypse after all – this particular individual goes above and beyond morality. This is where Krista is given an opportunity to change everything – for everyone.
I found the action to be fast-paced and the drama to be heightened with each new chapter. Krista’s frame of mind is very mellow compared to those around her. This isn’t to say she doesn’t have her own moments of panic, but she’s a bit more centred, making her perfect leadership material – whether she likes it or not.
There’s a love interest which puts Krista’s logical world into a bit of a tailspin but it’s entertaining to watch it unfold amongst the blood, guts and gore. It isn’t the mushy kind of love-at-first-sight, making it seem organic instead of forced.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I have written YA novels about zombies and the tough teens who survive the apocalyptic world, along with adult novels in the sci fi and fantasy genres. I have also written kids' books under the pen name J.D. Pooker.
I have written nonfiction stories for Serial Killer Magazine and published a book about slasher films called Life Lessons from Slasher Films under my real name.
For more information, please check out my blog at pembrokesinclair.blogspot.com.