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Southern Washington State: Sixteen-year-old Kendra Washington is taken to the hospital by her parents to get a flu shot. On the way to the hospital, the radio reports violent behavior in the Seattle area and that “as a cautionary measure, further vaccinations have been halted…” Kendra tries to convince her parents to forgo the flu shot but they insist that it was just rumors and that it was perfectly safe. This did nothing to ease Kendra’s fear. When they got to the hospital something bizarre happens, people became crazed and began biting each other. Although, Kendra and her parents got away, unfortunately her father was a victim of this bite. With more reports coming through the radio that folks that are bitten first fall asleep and when they awaken they are zombie-like with red eyes and red tendrils hanging from their face. Before this could happen, Kendra’s father ran off so as not to hurt his family. Her mother was eventually bitten by a neighbor and forced Kendra to lock herself in the basement until she heard the secret word.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Round Meadows Summer Camp, in the Olympic Forest Area in Washington: The manager Vern was bitten in town with Terry (one of the juveniles who was to stay at the camp.)Although Vern seemed to look normal on the way back to the camp, his wife Molly took him to nurse him back to health. Later that night Vern was anything but okay. He was one of those crazed zombie-like people. Some of them are flesh eating and unfortunately Molly just so happened to be one of these casualties.The problem now was to survive this apocalypse that seemed to be sweeping across the nation. The remaining campers were all juveniles. Besides Terry, there was Piranha, Dean, Darius, Sonia and the dog Hipshot. They tried to survive the best they could. With all the food that was in the freezer they stayed as long as they could. When it began to get cold they knew it was time to move on and try somewhere else because it was only a matter of time before they became victims.
They all pile upon the camp bus and put the snow chains on and head for someplace more civilized and safe. Along the way they pick up Kendra on the side of the road and another person by the name of Ursalina. Along their travels they overhear static on the radio saying there is shelter and a safe place to stay: Devil’s Wake. This is where their destination winds up being, as long as the old bus can get them there.
“Devil’s Wake”by Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due was a very good read. Unbeknownst to me, I accidentally read DOMINO FALLS first so I knew how the story played out more. I still enjoyed reading this novel. Although this could have easily rated as a 5–star read, I had to give it 4 stars because it still does not give a clear understanding exactly how this epidemic broke out. Everything is kind of speculative and rumored. Other than that, it was a story that had a lot of action and the reader is definitely drawn into the story and easily connects to the characters. If you like movies such as I AM LEGEND and zombie related movies, you’re sure to enjoy this one.
Reviewed by LeonaR
Posted August 24, 2012
I really enjoyed this book. I like how there were background st
I really enjoyed this book. I like how there were background stories onWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
the characters which made you feel for them and relate more. I also
like how there was an actual (believable) reason given for the outbreak.
This book made me want to read more and opened me up to more zombie-type
novels. I am looking forward to reading more.
Posted August 9, 2012
It was a very slow weird start. Wasn't surue where they were trying to go as the story was all over the place. Will read the second book to see it gets any better. Normally I love Tananarive Due books still not sure about this one !Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 8, 2012
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Posted October 15, 2012
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