Series: The Hitchhiker Strain
Publisher: Patchwork Press
Pages/File Size: 254pages/472KB
Formats Available: Paperback, E-Book
BLURB from Goodreads
After surviving a deadly plague outbreak, sixteen-year-old Savannah thought she had lived through the very worst of human history. There was no way to know that the miracle vaccine would put everyone at risk for a fate worse than un-death.
Now, two very different kinds of infected walk the Earth, intent on nothing but feeding and destroying what little remains of civilization. When the inoculated are bitten, infection means watching on in silent horror as self-control disappears and the idea of feasting on loved ones becomes increasingly hard to ignore.
Starving and forced to live inside of the abandoned high school, all Savannah wants is the chance to fight back. When a strange boy arrives with a plan to set everything right, she gets her chance. Meeting Cole changes everything. Mere survival will never be enough.
I received an e-copy of this book directly from the Author, Kellie Sheridan in exchange for my honest review.
I was definitely attracted to the cover of this one, I think the two females on it represent Savannah and Zara. Which are the two points of view that the book is told from. I love the font style and placement of the book title, book series and author name, they do enhance the cover image rather than detract from it. The cover is quite dark, which also suits the book as the characters are going through a seriously dark time too.
Would I pick up this book on the strength of just the cover? Yes the cover would draw me in and the the blurb would totally hook me!
So the book is told from two points of view and also features the characters we met in the prequel End Dayz. Savannah, lost her parents when they were attacked by the infected, infected themselves and put out of their "living death" by a neighbour. Savannah has since learnt how to fight and look after herself becoming a valued member of the New Ravencrest community. Savannah is quited gung-ho and want to go out and fight the zombies, both old and new strains. Her relaxed slightly over confident attitude leads to trouble not just for herself and her group on the mission for supplies but for their community back in the Ravencrest School. Lots of things happen and Savannah ends up leaving her friends and community behind her, joining forces with a guy she's literally just met called Cole. Cole's father is a scientist who may have found the cure . . . Savannah manages to infiltrate another organisation in the hopes of rescuing her friend Zack and cole's brother Ethan.
The other point of view is from Zarah's, being alone with her aunt. Then her Aunt whom she has been staying with, is bitten and knows she must leave Zarah to keep her safe. Zarah's boyfriend Liam turns up just in time to prevent Zarah from truly giving up. Zarah's point of view tell's us all about their escapades. They have to split up shortly after an incident that see's Zarah's life in the balance. Liam promises to come back....Will he come back? Will Zarah survive until then?
I could literally go on and on and on about this book, so much happens, I've tried to leave most of it for you to discover yourselves by reading the book. I'd say read End Dayz first as it gives you some relevant background on certain characters in the book. You would still enjoy Mortality without first reading End Dayz. But I think reading End Dayz first really enhances the reading experience. I love the pace. the writing style, everything about the book!
So did I enjoy the book? Yes I totally loved it! every sentence, every word! Brilliant Book! Would I recommend the book? Definitely yes to all my bookish friends, and already nagging Rachel to add it to her MUST read list! Would I want to read more in this series? Oh yes please as soon, as it's available please! Definitely looking forward to more in this fantastic series.Would I read other books by this Author? I intend to as I have a couple of her other titles already on my kindle to be read. I'm really looking forward to reading them now even more than I was before having read anything by Kellie Sheridan.