Title: Fighting To Survive: As the World Dies 2
Author: Rhiannon Frater
Published by: TOR, Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.
Released: 2009 (original) 2011 (TOR)
Summary: As the survivors holed up in Ashley Oaks try to make their fort a home, they realize zombies aren't the only dangers in their new world. The vigilante is still on the loose and bandits have become a significant threat. Also, with more survivors arriving, the fort starts to get a little crowded and the decision is made to take the hotel. All our favorite characters, and some new ones, struggle to survive in this thrilling sequel in the As The World Dies Trilogy.
My Thoughts: This was a solid sequel to a thrilling first. All the characters that I loved were back and some new ones made an appearance. The zombie killing action was thrilling and frightening. And, the human struggle for hope and survival was just as heart-rending as in the first book.
It started off a little slow and more character's stepped into the spotlight, making it less of Jenni and Katie's story and more the story of the community of the fort. It did pick up the pace though, especially in the scenes where they cleaned out the hotel. It also brought up a new danger aspect with the bandits and vigilante on the loose. Now zombies aren't the only thing that survivors have to watch out for.
The last action scenes of the novel were a little unsettling. In a world where humanity has been crippled, the killing of innocents is hard to take. Is it just good strategy or is it heartless. And the cliffhanger at the end makes it imperative that I read Siege, the last book in the trilogy.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book. I've come to care about the fates of these characters and hope that all my favorites survive. The next and last book Siege, is now on my must read list.
BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 4.5/5
Just as zombietastic as the first.