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Publisher's Summary

It's the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won't stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self.
To Sloane Price, that doesn't sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and she's failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she's forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live. But as the days crawl by, everyone's motivations to survive begin to change in startling ways....

©2012 Courtney Summers (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Mith on 07-02-15

I'm torn.

I expected this story to be more... Scary. That's what I wanted it to be, a book that truly scares me, but it mostly left me shocked and detached. While I thought the story telling was kind of bland, I was still engrossed enough to stay awake the entire night to finish the book. I thought the reader on the audio version did a wonderful job with the different characters, even though I couldn't like all of their voices. (Rhys.) I love how she read Grace!
Anyway, I guess the only part of this book that scared me was Sloane's own trauma and her distrust and disbelief at everything that's happened. That, and how easily something can go wrong, how quickly one can go in the midst of surviving for so long.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Jes on 06-23-17

so, so

I'm waiting to find out what happens, it was OK in the zombie themed stories go.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 12-06-15


If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you want to listen to a book about teenagers trying to survive and the main character being suicidal then great read this. If you want a zombie book then look elsewhere.

Would you ever listen to anything by Courtney Summer again?

No I would not read another book by Courtney Summers.

Dour it the best word I can think of to describe this book. This is not your traditional zombie book, the zombies are more a backdrop for a survival story of a group of teenagers, but that is not my problem with this book. The main character wants to kill herself throughout the entire book with no character development whatsoever, this I found just a bit boring and not really what I would choose to read a book about.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The performance is ok but a bit lacking in enthusiasm, although I am aware that this is probably because the narrator was trying to embody the depressed wanting to kill herself teenager, so I don’t think the narration was awful, it just fuelled my dislike.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Some people may like this book, but I can't get over my dislike for the story itself and no character development.

Any additional comments?

Did not like

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