August 3, 2014

Review: WRITING ON THE WALL by Tracey Ward


Author: Tracey Ward

Source: bought on kindle


I’m a girl stuck in Neverland with The Lost Boys. I’m no Wendy, I can hold my own. I don’t need to wait around for Peter to save me, but I’m also not an idiot. I know my enemies.

It's been nearly a decade since the world ended. Since Joss watched her parents die at the hands of a nightmare, a nightmare that stalks her even now, all these years later. That's the problem with the Risen - they refuse to die.

But Joss is a survivor. A loner living in the post-apocalyptic streets of Seattle. It's a world dictated by Risen and the looming threat of the Colonists, a group of fellow survivors living comfortably in their compounds and patrolling the wild, looking to "save" the orphans of the end.

Orphans like Joss.
Like Ryan.

As a member of an all male gang, Ryan is a threat as real as the Risen, a threat Joss avoids at all costs. Then one night their paths cross and Joss makes a choice that goes against all of her instincts. A choice that will threaten everything she has.

Now a new outbreak is imminent and the Colonists are closing in. Joss' solitary, secret world will be blown wide open and the comfortable numbness she's lived in for the last six years will burn away leaving her aching and afraid.

And awake.

*The Survival Series is a spinoff of Quarantined, two books set in the first days of the outbreak as it swept across the Pacific Northwest.

My take...

WRITING ON THE WALL takes place several years after the outbreak and the supposed cure. We briefly met Joss at the end of IN THE END, but now we are getting her story. Her story as she takes on the world and all that are left to inhabit it. It is rough but she has found her way. Alone. Ever since the outbreak that is how she rolls. It is easier this way. Better this way. Or is it? When Joss saves a guy her age from becoming a snack to the roaming wolves, something inside of her changes. What will this mean for her way of life? Will she give up the only thing she has ever really known all for a boy?

This is just my quick take on the book. From the moment I finished IN THE END, I impatiently had to wait for spare time to pop up so I could start this series. And let me tell you…the wait was worth it. I was in desperate need of a zombie fix and Ward delivered. She is an amazing story teller, making you feel as if this zom apoc is happening right outside your door. A definite must read for those that loved the first series. But so far, from reading book one in this one, there is no need to have read the first series if you want to jump right on in. I just happened to love that series and suggest it anyhow.

Zombies, suspense, a smidge of romance…what’s not to love? 5 Love Me Some Zombies Stars!

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