Monday, August 22, 2011
Review: I had mixed feelings about this book. I haven't read very many zombie stories and I liked the way the story was set up in that respect. I did think the plot was slow at times and the action parts were somewhat repetitive. I didn't think the dystopian aspects of the book were that strong. For me, that wasn't really the central part of the novel. I wish that one thing toward the end had happened a little differently, but I will be interested to see where that leads. I really liked all the characters. Despite, the terrible conditions that their world is in , Mary is a very strong and determined character. She knows what she believes in and is determined to have what she wants. My other favorite characters were Travis and Jed. I really liked getting to know them and they both fought by Mary's side throughout the book and would do anything to help her achieve her goal. I think the characters were the best thing about this book. Their struggle for a better life kept me reading and rotting for them the entire way through. I am interested to see how the sequel relates to this story since it semms to be told from a different characters perspective. Although, this one wasn't one of my favorites I am still excited to see where this story leads.