Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Review: Mortality

Mortality by Kellie Sheridan

Synopsis (From Goodreads): After surviving a deadly plague outbreak, sixteen-year-old Savannah thought she had lived through the very worst of human history. There was no way to know that the miracle vaccine would put everyone at risk for a fate worse than un-death. 

Now, two very different kinds of infected walk the Earth, intent on nothing but feeding and destroying what little remains of civilization. When the inoculated are bitten, infection means watching on in silent horror as self-control disappears and the idea of feasting on loved ones becomes increasingly hard to ignore. 

Starving and forced to live inside of the abandoned high school, all Savannah wants is the chance to fight back. When a strange boy arrives with a plan to set everything right, she gets her chance. Meeting Cole changes everything. Mere survival will never be enough.

Kellie Sheridan has written an interesting piece of zombie fiction that combines two very different story lines. When I first picked up Mortality I didn't know much about the story besides it was a zombie novel, and lately I have read several very different takes on the zombie novel, this one definitely took the old theme and threw in a new twist which was pleasant to see.

The story follows two very different girls, Savannah and Zarah. Savannah is a very take charge character who lives in her old high school, helping to defend her new family, while out gathering medical supplies something goes wrong and Savannah finds herself alone with her friends as they try to make their way to the new location where the rest of the compound is heading.

Zarah is the complete opposite, a quiet character who is trying to survive at the start of the zombie apocalypse. I did enjoy the two story lines, but it did get a bit frustrating moving from past to present following the two girls when all I wanted was for Zarah to catch up to Savannah's timeline.

For a zombie novel, this novel is action-packed and thrilling as Savannah and Zarah try to stay alive and make it to their final destinations. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who loves a good zombie book or movie.

Source: NetGalley


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