Author: Rhiannon Frater
Series: As The World Dies Book #3
Pub Date: April 24, 2012
My Copy: Got from the Publisher because I’m part of the Siege Blog Tour
The old world is gone, shattered by the Zombie Plague. In the tiny town of Ashley Oaks, Texas, a hundred or so survivors are building a new world, beginning with a high-walled fort. They’ve defended their home against ravenous zombies and cruel bandits, gathered supplies, established a civil government, and even found love among the ruins.
Katie has made peace with the loss of her beloved wife. To her own surprise, she has remarried and is pregnant with her husband’s child. Jenni, her stepson Jason, and her new love, Juan, have become a family, though Jenni still has nightmares about her abusive husband Lloyd, who is a zombie.
A supply run gone terribly wrong leads to the discovery of another group of survivors trapped in a failing shopping mall. Their every move is controlled by a power-hungry U.S senator who has had her eyes on the fort almost since the first day. She plans to offer it as a trophy to the president of the U.S. military.
For some, the opportunity to recover even fragments of the old world is an irresistible temptation. For others, the freedom of the new world, despite it’s terrors, is more than worth fighting for.
The final battle for the fort-and, in a way, for the soul of America-is about to begin.
I found myself utterly amazed and thrilled while reading this. This book was so amazing, I found myself going through so many emotions. Laughter, tears, joys, anger. When a book can evoke so many emotions, you know you are in for a hell of ride.
As I came to the end, I found myself craving more of this book. I shall miss this incredible world that Rhiannon Frater has built in this series. All series have to come to an end eventually and it did but in a grand way.
Some of our beloved characters die. That is the fact that characters will die in some heroic ways and dying to defend what they have. I mean when people died, it was usually because they had to make hard decisions. I got mad and started to scream “NO”. One death was particularly hard on me. I was literally crying for days. I fell in love with that character and understood their journey. I felt that the author had literally ripped my heart out. That’s what a good book does. It makes you feel something even if it’s a heartbreaking emotion.
There were other things that surprised me. The way that people reacted to things and stress. Some people pulled together, some manipulated, there were surprises that just made me go totally ape shit in good ways and bad ways. Yet I understood the decisions. Decisions are what drive people to do what they think is best for the group as a whole.
Also love how the fort residents pull together at the very end. The scenes at the end were just intense to read. A very well put together blend of raw terror and relief to utter chaos. I loved it. It was a real nail biter. I loved the book in all of it’s beautiful intensity and raw emotion.