Title: The First Days: As The World Dies (#1)
Author: Rhiannon Frater
Published by: TOR "A Tom Doherty Associates Book"
Released: 2008 (original) 2011 (TOR)
Summary: Two different women with two different lives find themselves thrown together as the world disintegrates around them. Jenni wakes up to find her husband eating her baby boy. Katie, on her drive to work, is pulled from her car by a crazed man trying to eat her. Katie escapes, thanks to an old man's sacrifice and rescues Jenni. Jenni, Katie, and Jack (the dog) must band together and survive in a world that has been taken over by the undead. They will be tested and tried and find out just what it means to be human.
My Thoughts: OH MY ZOMBIE! This book is just awesome. It's the ideal dream for a zombie book. These pages contain everything a lover of the zombie genre could want: Mutilated undead corpses (that are faster than one might think), the fight for survival in a mad world, gory action scenes, and someone who has read The Handbook. Yes, The Zombie Survival Guide Handbook!
It's safe to say that I absolutely loved this book. Rhiannon Frater did a great job of creating a vivid, post-apocalyptic zombie world with action, romance, and plenty of raw human emotion. Loved it, Loved it, LOVED IT!
I did have one minor issue and that was the character of Jenni. I really wanted to like her, but a lot of times her actions and thoughts got on my nerves. My annoyance of her dropped my bookcitement level a tad. I also didn't understand the chapters within the chapters, that was a little odd.
I loved this book and can't wait to read the sequel!
BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 4.7/5
A must read for any zombie lover!