Rhiannon Frater's As the World Dies trilogy is an Internet sensation. The first two books, The First Days and Fighting to Survive, have won the Dead Letter Award for Best Novel from Mail Order Zombie. The First Days was named one of the Best Zombie Books of the Decade by the Harrisburg Book Examiner. And AmericanHorrorBlog calls Rhiannon Frater "a writer to watch".
The morning that the world ends, Katie is getting ready for court and housewife Jenni is taking care of her family. Less than two hours later, they are fleeing for their lives from a zombie horde. Thrown together by circumstance, Jenni and Katie become a powerful zombie-killing partnership, mowing down zombies as they rescue Jenni's stepson, Jason, from an infected campground. They find sanctuary in a tiny, roughly fortified Texas town. There Jenni and Katie find they are both attracted to Travis, leader of the survivors; and the refugees must slaughter people they know, who have returned in zombie form.
Fast-paced and exciting, filled with characters who grab your heart, The First Days: As the World Dies is the beginning of a frightening trilogy.
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I personally did not like it. I don't mind the female protagonist but I do mind her relentless emotional daydreams. It felt like the character was being forced down my throat. I felt the author trying really hard to make me believe that she was likable. This chick would have been fodder in the first chapter of "Day by day armageddeon". After the first five minutes, I found myself wishing that her kid would stop clawing under the door and just eat her already!
Decent book, but I remember paying 5$ for this a few years ago on google play. Definitely not worth this price.
Well, this was kind of a disappointment, honestly. Started with a little bit of Shock Factor, just to give it an illusion of grueling appeal. But it has a real "Thrown in There" feel. That was the highlight; from there it warped into an After-School-Special Sponsored by Lifetime Movies, Oprah's Network, and Kirk Cameron's Future production Company.