Thursday, 6 February 2014

"The First Days" by Rhiannon Frater

Title: The First Days
Author: Rhiannon Frater
Publisher: Tor Books

Book 1 of 'As the World Dies'


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.


Katie sees her wife eat the postman and is saved from zombies by a Reverend. Jenni screams as her husband eats her children. Katie saves Jenni and a friendship is born. They escape the city, find fuel for the Reverend's truck and make it to a small town where they meet Nerit and Ralph holed up in a gun store. They help Nerit and Ralph clear the town of zombies and then go find Jenni's step son.

At the camp where Jason is, Jenni and Katie get there just in time as the zombie infection was brought there by another family. they escape the camp but due to a zombie horde cannot get back to Nerit and Ralph. Instead they find sanctuary at a fortified Texas town where they become part of the community and help secure the center of town and expand the fort.


A really good read. This was 336 pages of pure zombie pleasure that I could not put down and jumped straight into book 2.

Rating: 5/5

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