Millions died when the zombie plague swept the country. For the survivors, the journey has just begun.
Jenna, Sam, and Lola are still alive. Jenna avoids human contact, traveling East Coast backroads with her boyfriend, a dog named Chicken, and a Louisville Slugger. Sam escapes to the mountains, where he’s conscripted into a zombie-slaying militia sent on nightly raids to kill the undead…and innocent civilians. Lola’s imprisoned in the “safety” of a zombie-free New Orleans hotel, but life grows more dangerous when her brother gets bitten by a zombie.
Jenna arrives in the French Quarter, lured by the false promises of New Orleans’ drunken leader. There, she’s ripped away from her boyfriend, drugged, and dumped in a death camp after refusing Franklin’s sexual advances. Jenna and Lola’s lives collide there, where the dead live and the dying are victims of gruesome medical experiments.
Escape isn’t easy: release the genetically-enhanced zombies from the lab to create a diversion, slip away, and don’t get eaten. When Sam arrives, will he join the right side of the battle?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First, if you are looking for a book with a lot of zombie action, or you like the darker zombie books, you may want to skip this one. This book is more of a post-apocalyptic holocaust camp. Granted you do have both words "zombie" & "campfire" in the title, but it just doesn't seem to apply. While there are zombies here and there, this is mostly about Jenna & Michael's journey to New Orleans. How they are in love. The book switches back and forth from 3 different characters. It switches at almost every chapter, which can get annoying. Second, if you are looking for a book with a strong female lead, keep going. Actually, this book didn't have a strong lead period. Jenna, the main character, was pretty wishy washy. Third, Lola's character could have been left out entirely, really. What a horrible role model for young girls. Everything you don't want to be when you are in your early 20's (or ever, really). She lets men abuse her (including her brother) and figures she must have done something to deserve it, she is constantly drinking to "take the edge off", she depends entirely on men - even those abusing her. She was just so stupid, I really couldn't take it. I'm afraid to say I won't be looking for the next in this series. Even though this book was left with sort of a cliffhanger, and I usually like to finish out series, I just can't do it.