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Posted June 12, 2014
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It was an excellent book. I read a lot of zombie novels, and they are becoming more and more cliched as the genre gets more and more popular. This was a fresh take on the theme, and also came across as a bit of an essay on humanity and our behaviours and our need for entertainment.
The book centres around two different teenagers growing up in post zombie uprising Edinburgh, Scotland. The zombies (or Ringed) have been active in the city for about 30 years when the story opens up, and the city has become a quarantine zone, cut off from the rest of the world. The two teens, Joey and Alys have never known a city with electricity, or running water or a city without zombies. Joey has been raised by a cult of monks who worship the zombies as their leaders, and Alys was raised in an all woman commune by her mother, who is the head fighter of the commune. They come together in a strange set of circumstances and become good friends, especially after Joey's mentor, Jock, is killed by a madman, named Bracha. Together they set out to find and kill Bracha, and maybe find a cure for the zombie plague.
I really enjoyed this book because it seemed so much more real than other zombie stories. A city being closed off is a reasonable action to take if it's the only infected city. And people learning to cope with the zombies and learning to live with the menace took a long time. A lot of people died because they didn't believe it was really happening, or that they were in some way immune. I know a lot of people who feel that way. Can't happen to me.
The book was well written, and edited, I blew through it in a day and a half, because I couldn't put it down. All in all, if you are into zombie lit, read this book. I can't wait for more!