February 21, 2014

Review: LOVE AND DECAY: Season 2 Episode 1 by Rachel Higginson {Giveaway}

Title: Love & Decay Season 2 Episode 1

Author: Rachel Higginson

Source: eARC from author for review

Zombies- as if that wasn’t enough to ruin any girl’s dream of a happily ever after.

Life has fallen into a pleasant routine at the storage facility. Daily tasks involved with running a compound post Zombie Apocalypse keep Reagan and her friends busy and active.

However, there are still Zombies ruling the outside world and Matthias Allen poses a constant threat to their survival. Times have never been more dangerous for Reagan Willow and her friends.

After what happened during the last supply-run, Gage makes the decision to suspend supply-runs; but Tyler is determined to check on Miller. When a dark secret that Reagan has been hiding for weeks comes to light, the Parker’s decide that Tyler shouldn’t be the only one checking on the Colony.

Of course, things can never go as planned during the end of the world, and Reagan and friends find themselves trapped between a rock and a hard place. In an effort to help her friends escape, Reagan will be faced with an enemy that she isn’t ready to meet. Hendrix and her have always had an unshakeable relationship, but when she’s forced to compromise in an effort to protect him, will he be able to forgive her?

Love and Decay, Episode Two is the second episode in Season Two of a novella series in a Dystopian Romance about Zombies, the end of the world and finding someone to share it with.

This story takes place over multiple episodes, with a release date every two weeks. Approximately 20,000 words.

My take...
There is trouble in paradise. Reagan has a secret that no one knows. She knows Kane has been stalking her. She knows he isn't dead. But she feels if she keeps it bottled up he can't get to her or her family. She also knows that is a bunch of crap. So when she finally opens up, Hendrix is infuriated the most. And hurt. Reagan has to make him trust her again. But their time together may be cut short if Kane has any say in the matter.

I’d made a lot of mistakes with Kane and every one of them could be summed up with me letting him live.

I was reading along thinking that Higginson was going to give us a filler episode. You know, one of those filler books to pass the time, letting us know what all has been happening. One of those episodes where nothing big happens to them. And I will be the first to tell you that these people need a little less excitement in their lives. But this was not that episode. Half way in things take a turn for the worst. And by worst I mean Kane. And by Kane I mean SHIZNIT! I had second thoughts plaguing my mind about that certain someone. Oh yes, Higginson is a pro at dishing out characters that have us questioning our sanity. It is like I know I shouldn’t like him. He is after all evil. But there is something about him that pulls me in. I’ve mentioned before it is probably the glasses. Yeah, it is the glasses…

“Last time I let you this close, you tried to kill me.” He sounded tortured… haunted by the memory.
And I really couldn’t blame him.
“I’m glad you didn’t die,” I told him. My hand cupped his jaw as if by a decision I didn’t consciously make. I didn’t understand this soft spot I had for him. I hated him as much as I wanted to protect him. I believed he was as evil as I believed he was capable of redemption. And every one of my conscious thoughts condemned him while my unconscious ones whispered promises of a better man.

So by now my heart is nearly beating out of my chest. I just know this is the end of Reagan and Hendrix. I just know that Kane is going to end it all for them. And maybe he did. Maybe he is going to end them once and for all. But I cannot tell you what happened. Oh no, you must read this one for yourselves. One thing is for sure...nothing will ever be the same. Not for Hendrix and most certainly not for Reagan. Emotions play a huge role! Mercy! I cannot wait to see what happens next. This series is undoubtedly one of my most favorite books that I look forward too. I crave it with everything I have. I need more. I have to have more. It is more than just another zombie book! 5 Fleshy Stars!

Now who wants a giveaway? Rachel is giving away a complete first season ebook set and a $10 Amazon gift card! 


  1. gayle neumeister21 February, 2014

    oh this would be so awesome to win im a zombie holic lol

  2. gayle neumeister21 February, 2014

    fav reads r way to many wild strawberry z strain z1n1 the undead the plague and many more

  3. I haven't started this series yet, but I do have a few episodes. I'm dying to start it!

    I can't pick just ONE favorite, as zombie fiction is my favorite genre. Some of my favorites are Odium by Claire C. Riley, Until the End of the World by Sarah Lyons Fleming, As the World Dies series by Rhiannon Frater, Sanctuary by Pauline Creeden. Hmm, do you see a pattern here? Female authors! lol. I do like a lot of zombie books by men, too. :)

  4. Sadly, I haven't read any of the series...yet. :-( I don't really have a favorite zombie book either.

  5. Haven't read this series, but would love to. I've got so much time and so little reading~no, strike that, reverse it (what movie?? lol)

  6. Oh, silly me, fave Zombie Novel, love SO MANY-just like I can't pick my favorite horror novel either, WAY TOO MANY!

  7. I feel the same way about Kane!

  8. I love reagan and Hendrix.

  9. OOO just a HUGE fan of this series! and I finished episode 2 season 2 in under 30 minutes!
    Still have doubts about Kane though

  10. I have read the vol. 1 of the first season on Love & Decay and it was my favorite zombie book. I will soon read vol. 2 :)