For Jillybean, moments of utter happiness and pure sanity are as fleeting and wonderful as sun-showers at a July picnic. Her time with Granny Annie is one such moment, but as always it ends far too quickly and she is once more thrust back into a world of crushing loneliness and endless despair.
Setting out to find a family who will lover, she discovers an orphaned boy of her own age named Chris. He brings her a feeling of hope that she desperately needs because she also discovers a purpose, one fraught with danger and one that might end in the most horrifying death imaginable.
Having waded through an ocean of blood from New York to Colorado, Jillybean is haunted by the idea of revenge. How many fathers or mothers or loved ones has she struck down in her simple quest just to survive? Thousands upon thousands, in all probability. Perhaps more frightening is the question of how many enemies she had left alive and how many more she had created? And how many hundreds of them are consumed with the desire to take revenge on her?
When a terrifying weapon goes missing, the nightmare of revenge becomes a reality and Jillybean must throw herself into a quest to save the Estes Valley from utter destruction. There is just one problem: is the threat even real? Are there people actually roaming the valley at night killing in a terrifying manner? Or are all these enemies figments of her warped imagination?
As the death toll mounts, the people of the Valley begin to ask: Is Jillybean the nightmare? Is she the one doing the killing? And if so, who has the wits to match her genius and stand against her?
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Still delivers a great story!
Absolutely. I have actually started listening to the series all over again. It's compelling and ruthless. At least at the beginning of the series. Apart of me wants the writer to be more unapologetic to the main characters. (Spoiler alert!- but honestly, you should already know this by now!) I was in anguish when Ram was killed off but that was the sort of thing I liked about the series. You didn't know who would be around by the end of the book. The bigger part of me is invested in these characters and would be perturbed to lose any of them at this point.
I don't really have another book to compare; however, I do believe placing the primary focus on the characters dealing with the evils of other humans while basically treating the zombies as mostly an inconvenience is one of two directions these types of books seems to take. I am interested in a possible evolution in zombies in the next book(s) to possibly unite the two courses of zombie apocalypse books.
I do enjoy Basil's voice and the life the gives his characters. I have listened to him only in this series. Hopefully, he continues to be the voice to Neil, Sadie, Grey and Jilly-bean.
I did get upset a few times. But was mostly sad for poor Jilly-bean and her friend. I didn't see that coming.
So glad I found this series! And btw.. Peter Meredith is a pretty nice guy. I was able to message him about this series and he was genuine in his responses.
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