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.
Fast-paced and exciting, filled with characters who grab your heart, The First Days: As the World Dies is the beginning of a frightening trilogy.
Zombie book at it’s best! Gore, guts and BRAINS baby!
I prefer the classic Zombie book. People die, they come back and eat you and your hero’s are kicking butt and taking names. Yep, check got those in this one. It’s nice that the hero of the book is two ass kicking chicks. That’s a long way from the normal scream and run girls you get in some but maybe this is a trend coming. This scenarios in the book are believable at least and though you have your normal dumb dumb’s, ie. your Hershel’s. There wasn’t to much stupidity.
There is never a moments peace for Jenni or Katie through the book and thankfully for us readers that means the pace is fast and smooth flowing. What I liked most about this book was the need for survival and what lengths the characters had to go through for it. Frater does a great job on the Character building and her world is one that I can truly believe would exist after Zombies are hungering for my flesh. There were times that I was scared and jumped at every noise in the house. So yep it’s nice and scary.
Brains Brains Brains This is a good one!