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The First Days (As the World Dies Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

good zombie book

One of the better zombie books I've read. Great character development. Recommend it!

posted by Anonymous on May 24, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

16 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

do not spend $10.00

Seriously, I knew better then to buy a zombie book written by a woman. If this book were free or even $2.99 I would have given it 3.5 stars, but to think that I paid $10.00 for it, it was not worth it. First of all what woman, who just lost her children and abusive hu...
Seriously, I knew better then to buy a zombie book written by a woman. If this book were free or even $2.99 I would have given it 3.5 stars, but to think that I paid $10.00 for it, it was not worth it. First of all what woman, who just lost her children and abusive husband is already looking to hook up with a new man less then 2 days later? Why do women always have to put a romance in their novels? I am a woman, but I want more frights not sexual delights in my scarey stories...I was very dissapointed in this book. I love horror books, especially zombie ones, and it was clear the author does as well, but this book should be less expensive. If, as i have stated it were a $2.99 book it would be worth the read.

posted by sstacy19 on September 20, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Couldn't put it down.

    I started this book at 11:30 pm (intending to just read a couple pages) and did not put it down until i was done. It grabbed me right away and I really enjoyed it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2012

    If you are looking for a book filled with zombies continually ki

    If you are looking for a book filled with zombies continually killing people this is not the book for you. If you are looking for a book that explores human emotion, more on the order of The Walking Dead, then you’ll enjoy this book.
    I won’t give a summary of the story as there are a number of reviews where this is already done. I will say that the storyline is unique and explores new ways of surviving in an apocalyptic world.
    What I liked about the book:
    1) I like that someone finally understands that an urban area is not the best place to be in a Zombiepocalypse. I like that the main characters left a large city to find refuge in a more rural area.
    2) I like the unique safe zone and how that zone was prepared. This is much different than what you typically see.
    3) I like the way the story begins. It’s very surreal and that comes across as the author is describing the beginning of a journey. A journey that brings two women fighting for survival together.
    4) I like the flow of the story. While there are zombie attacks and numerous instances where the survivors have to fight off the zombies, the description of these attacks doesn’t last for chapters, and chapters and chapters. Some authors drag these elements out way too long.
    5) I like some of the characteristics that the characters display and I like the cultural aspects that are displayed by some of these characters.

    What I don’t like
    1) Sometimes the writing doesn’t flow as well as it could. It’s almost like someone else is writing those parts. My guess is that either Rhiannon’s editor missed this section or insisted that she write something Rhiannon didn’t completely agree with or in a way that wasn’t true to the writers style.
    2) The characters at time seem a little flat and one dimensional. However, since this is book one of a trilogy, I’m betting that their characteristics will be flushed out further as the story moves along.
    3) Jenni! I hate her. She makes me ashamed to call myself a woman. But perhaps that’s what the author wanted me to feel towards Jenni. I reserve the right to change my view as the story progresses through the next two books.

    Overall I enjoyed the book and look forward to reading the next two. I think that Rhiannon has a good story line and that the complete book overall will be an enjoyable read. She isn’t Stephen King yet but how many of us are?

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    First Days has a new take on Zombie plot lines.

    The girls are the fighters here and they hold their own against the Zombie hoards.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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