Being human is a disadvantage in post-apocalyptic America...
Now that the Feeding Plague has swept through human and zombie societies, it seems like everyone is an "ex" these days. Ex-human. Ex- zombie. Except for Amy, that is. She's the only human survivor from her town-a frail. And if the feral dogs, the flesh-eating exes, and the elements don't get her, she just may discover how this all began. Because in this America, life is what you make it...
|Publisher:||Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||9.18(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.54(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
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Praise for Frail
"A happily horrifying ride...Turner's writing is exceptional."—Kirkus Reviews
"A gritty and personal post-zombie novel with a clear-voiced, strong female narrator and a fresh new perspective on a saturated genre." —Shelf Awareness
Praise for Dust
“THOUGHTFUL, POIGNANT AND FRIGHTENING.”—Laurell K. Hamilton, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“SPECTACULAR . . . a great, unsettling portrait of raw hunger and hope.”—Jeff Long, New York Times bestselling author
“Joan Frances Turner has done for zombies what Anne Rice did for vampires.” —Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Gideon’s Corpse
“MASSIVELY ENTERTAINING . . . Turner has created a new zombie mythology that is smart, scary and viscerally real.”—Booklist (starred review)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Zombie was always a part of the population, but unless there was a significant outbreak, normal humans assumed these creatures were a George Romero Pittsburgh myth. These reanimated corpses exist filled with maggots and rotting leaking flesh. One bite of a living human changes the victim into a zombie. The Feeding Plague turned America to Dust changing humans and zombies into something else. Amy is one of the humans in post-apocalyptic America who did not catch the Feeding Plague. In fact in her small-town, Amy is the only pure Frail human left. She befriends an Ex, Lisa, who like all of her species is invulnerable; as the Ex populace is stronger, faster, and deadlier than the two groups they evolved from. The pair is kidnapped and taken to a community run by Exs who enslave the Frail. Lisa protects and constantly saves Amy from the masters until she is brought to a scientific lab run by an Ex. There she learns about the Frails and Humans, a place where both groups are treated equally. Frail is an incredible horror thriller that contains plenty of post-apocalyptic action while also asking what makes a sentient being human as readers will consider Descartes: "I think therefore I am." and Sartre's "I am, therefore I think." Amy is a courageous human who is very afraid but uses her fears to escape from essences who want to harm her. Her relationship with Lisa affirms that diverse beings can become friends. Joan Frances Turner provides a tense thriller that readers will devour. Harriet Klausner
I was confused most of the time and it had a ton of grammatical errors that distracted me from the story. I gave it two just because the idea itself was intriguing but it was a frustrating book to get though. It just never really came together in a way that made it worth investing my time in it.