The story is divided between the characters past and present, and their stories come to light slowly and dramatically as the book progresses. There are some more minor characters that I would love to know more about, and there is obviously more to some of the main characters stories as well that has not been told yet. The theory behind the outbreak in this particular story has not yet been revealed. I can’t wait for the next installment to get more answers!
“The world ended while we were playing cards.”
In a thrilling debut from Nerdist, a ragtag group of survivors struggles to hold on to hope.
A widespread disease has ravaged humanity—symptoms include: animalistic rage, violent outbursts, and a ravenous hunger for human flesh. Among the few people left are Asher, Wendy, and Rico, thrust together to fight for their lives and find sanctuary, before the world becomes overrun by the infected. Although fear of the infected is ever present, the group finds themselves facing some very human concerns, as well as new adversaries.
Asher is Wendy’s only friend, and she fears that she’ll lose him if he ever discovers the dark secret she’s been harboring. Reeling from heartbreak, Asher clings to Wendy as he struggles to heal. Rico is a teenaged delinquent used to ditching school and partying all night—but can he outgrow his debauched behavior in order to protect a six-year-old boy who has suddenly fallen under his care? These three will have to overcome their own demons in order to save not only themselves, but the last vestiges of humanity.
I received a paperback copy of this book at no cost in exchange for an honest review.
I have read a lot of zombie books with a lot of different theories and story lines. This book was unique and really kept me engaged from page one to the last page. The characters in this story are well developed and you will find yourself getting quickly attached to them and their stories.