In a future that could be ours, Lizzie, a suicidal teen-age girl, barely navigates her own life. Then everything falls apart. In an apocalyptic land nearly deserted by disease, she lacks reasons to live until a shocking turn of events reveals a phone number. Her call pulls her dangerously cross-country to meet a stranger she thought was dead.
In a world where there is plenty of food, plenty of gas, plenty of space… fear, anger and a lust for power still control the patterns of human life.
☽ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. ☽
4 solid stars.
If an epidemic occured and wiped out 99% of the worlds population what would you do?
What would you do if you were part of the 1% that survived and were immune?
Would you search for your loved ones? Would you want to continue, knowing everyone you possibly once knew is now dead?
This story is set just a few years in the future, in a dark world were death and silence rule. The book follows Lizzie as she struggles to accept this new reality. Yesterday she was just a teenager now she's a girl who has to fight to survive, to find her family, even to find the will to live.
How Slater potrayed the world was un-fucking-believable, it made it look so realistic. The way he described the feeling of loneliness and how silent the world suddenly is gave me chills. I think Lizzie was a very much likeable character, i really felt for her and the things she went through, throughout this book. Although i really like the story i had some problems with (dogmen, i just didn't get it and not having enough conversation).
Overall even though i liked the story, i think i would have loved it so much more if i read it when i was younnger. If you like post-apocaliptic y/a stories i would most definitely reccomend you this one. It's action pact, full on suspence and with a story that feels so real it's close to terrifying.
>>> I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.>>>
This is the story of Lizzie. A girl who survived in a post apocalyptic world, where a virus has spread death in every single house. The city where she lives has been deserted. Almost everyone has died. The people who have survived have been advised to stay inside.
We follow Lizzie as she tries to find others who have survived, how she's dealing with a town that's empty and after a phone number that she has discovered , a road trip starts that leads her to someone that has also survived.
I have to admit that this book was well written , very realistic , but maybe that's why it seemed so depressing to me. I don't really like post apocalyptic, maybe that's one of the reasons that I haven't really appreciated this. I don't do well with zombies. I know that it didn't have zombies, but the whole book had too much death for my own taste. I could feel the sensations that the author described, the smell, the feelings, the thoughts. This needs a thumbs up for sure, but there were points that made me feel also disappointed, [ like the text talk ,for example & the dog-men? It felt a little weird for me.]
Overall, it was quite pleasant, it had more suspense than I expected, it was an adventure & at the end it had me chewing my nails about what was about to happen, who would survive and who wouldn't. I would certainly recommend it to the fans of the post apocalyptic world.