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Series: INFECtIOUS, #1, #1
Published by Entrada Publishing on June 18th 2014
Genres: christian, horror
Source: Entrada Publishing
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"It's all about blood, Ivy. It always has been."
I've known something was wrong. I've sensed but avoided the truth that I was slipping. You'd think if you recognized that you were dying that you'd hurry to stop it, to heal whatever is sick. It's innately human to struggle for life. But for some reason, though it makes no sense, it's also innately human to lean away from eternal life.
Six years ago, when millions of people disappeared from the face of the earth in a silent instant, all hell broke loose. People did what you'd expect: they panicked. We've been programmed with the will to survive—to care for our loved ones at any cost. Husbands became murderers. Children became thieves. The world turned upside-down and survival was all anyone could think about.
That was before we knew about the disease...
I had to sit on writing this review for a week or so because I honestly didn’t know what to think.
I loved the different take on zombies – though I’m starting to notice a trend lately that zombies are more “human” and less shambling dead. In this story, the zombies are people who don’t believe that Jesus is their savior.
The book is unapologically Christian – and I do strongly think you have to at least have a vague Christian outlook to really enjoy the book, otherwise you will lose out on a lot of the story.
There were a lot of parts to the book that I really enjoyed – Ivy going shopping while her aunt guarded over her, ready with a taser to stop anything that moved – I was bugged by Ivy’s constant whining in the beginning about how her aunt was so mean to her by making her go shopping or use her manners, yet it’s evident throughout the book that her aunt loves her and Ivy adores her. The inconsistencies like that throughout the book really bugged me. Yes, readers notice things like this.
All in all, it was a great, YA Christian story, with some zombies and romance thrown in for good measure.
I shared an excerpt of this book a few weeks ago – Infectious blog tour and excerpt
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