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Book Review: The First Days by Rhiannon Frater

20 Jul

Title: The First Days (As The World Dies: A Zombie Trilogy, #1)
Author: Rhiannon Frater
ISBN: 978-0-7653-3126-7
Book Details: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a free advance copy via Goodreads Giveaways.

The zombies in Rhiannon Frater’s The First Days (As The World Dies) are not ones that you would want banging on your windows when the world is ending. They’re strong, they’re fast and they adapt. This is a fact that Katie and Jenni learn quickly when they are ripped from their own separate lives and thrust together in a struggle for survival as they leave the city behind and drive through rural Texas.

On their way to what will become their destination, they make friends and alliances, mount rescue missions and possibly find love.

 

‘The First Days’ is evenly paced and incorporates horror and comedy fantastically. Reading this book, I could almost feel the heat of the sun on my skin and hear the twang in the voices.

If you are a fan of zombies, I would definitely recommend you check out ‘The First Days’, the first in Rhiannon Frater’s zombie trilogy.

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Currently Reading: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

18 Jul

RULE #3

Don’t stare at invisible faeries.

RULE #2

Don’t speak to invisible faeries.

RULE #1

Don’t ever attract their attention.

Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the moral world. When the rules that have kept Aislinn safe from them stop working, everything is suddenly on the line: her freedom: her best friend, Seth: her life: everything.

Faery intrigue, moral love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr’s stunning twenty-first century faery tail.

I’m currently about 1/3 of the way through at this point. It’s not quite as compelling as I had originally hoped. I’ve been reading for about 4 days now, which is unusually slow progress to be honest.

Some of the situations that are being used as solutions to various problems in the story come across as being a bit convenient. Personally, I think the story line could be more interesting if things weren’t simply being handed to Aislinn quite as much.

Anyway, I’ll keep reading and see how it goes.

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UPDATE: So, I’ve finished reading this book and I’m glad I stuck with it. While it wasn’t the greatest book I have ever laid eyes on, it was entertaining and the plot did begin to pick up shortly after the 1/3 mark.

I gave it 3 out of 5 stars.