Monday, October 10, 2011
Frail by Joan Frances Turner
Age Group: Adult
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...
Since I haven't read the first book in this series, DUST, I was a worried that I was going to be all over the place and not know what was happening, but that wasn't the case. The book starts in a way that it doesn't matter if you read the first book or not.
The story starts off with the main character, Amy, who has survived this plague that killed off everyone she knew. Just once the book began, I was scared. Right in the first chapter, everything starts and Joan Frances Turner does a nice job with the description. Zombie novels are becoming very popular and if you're into finding a new genre or new creatures to read, zombies seem to be taking over everything whether it be books or movies.
Now if you're not too into zombies, then this book might not be the best fit for you because the story revolves around what has happened after this plague hit and how now zombies are taking over and there are a lot of descriptive parts which may be grusome to some readers. But Turner's writing was amazing in this book. She described everything and didn't leave anything out or rush and parts of the story.
Overall, with Halloween just around the corner, this book would make for a great fright.