Banished by bad decisions to spend the summer with his great-grandmother, Liam Peters thinks his life is over. After all, Marty Peters is a tough woman to be around. Maybe she wouldn't be so bad if she'd just take an interest in the modern technology he loves. Sure, she has some insight to her...but the woman is practically "pushing daisies". Not surprisingly, as tornado sirens announce a city-wide emergency, Liam discovers why that term should be avoided...well...like the plague.
When Grandma Marty tries to send him on his way, refusing to abandon her home, Liam sees his situation in a new light. Something deep inside awakens - and he chafes at the thought of leaving his 104-year-old grandmother to die. Armed with two tiny pistols and an arsenal of knowledge from his overwhelming zombie book collection, Liam realizes he could be the hero and accomplish the impossible: rescue her.
With the interstate gridlocked, opportunist criminals looking to take what they can get, law enforcement desperate to keep the peace, and the military declaring St. Louis a war-zone, Liam and Marty find themselves wrapped up in a world of chaos and panic. But when the zombies begin to overshadow everything else, Liam comes to appreciate why there are no atheists in foxholes.
Since the Sirens is the gripping first installment of E. E. Isherwood's hit post-apocalyptic series Sirens of the Zombie Apocalypse. If you like to watch society collapse, zombie hordes bear down on the heroes, and skin-of-teeth escapes, you won't be able to pause this awesome story!
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Sterile Zombie Apocalypse
The story seems a bit antiseptic for a zombie apocalypse. It was missing something gritty and messy. Things were described as being tough, but it somehow seemed removed from the reality of what was going on in the story.
The story line is a bit hard to believe in that an old woman survives the onset of a zombie infestation. The characters are a bit bumbling and often make poor choices in the face of dire situations. Generally the story is well researched and written, but there seems to be viewed through a bit of sterile gauze. The author promises as many as 10 books in the series. I am not sure that my attention would be sustained or that I care enough about the characters to follow them this far.
- S Atherton "Prolific reader and listener of books of all kinds."
- Natalie @ BookLoversLife