August 12, 2013

Review: LOVE & DECAY #3 by Rachel Higginson


Author: Rachel Higgison

Source: bought at smashwords

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

On the heels of escaping Gary and his camp of militia, Reagan, Haley and the Parker brothers are traveling south without a car and not much in the way of weapons. Conditions are bleak, but they have each other and they have hope.

When an unexpected thunderstorm hits and they are exposed on the open road, the group must fine shelter in an abandoned barn. The structure is crumbling and dirty but they are able to escape the worst of the storm. Hoping to make it through the blustery night, they make camp and hope for the best.

However, when a horde of Zombies follows them, they realize how precarious their temporary lodging is and how unlikely it is they will survive the night.

Now they must find a way to fight off the aggressive Feeders while still keeping everyone alive. They are low on ammo, fighting blind in the dark and struggling against the elements.

Reagan has come to care for this group too much to lose someone now. But staying alive until sunrise feels like the hardest task yet. She’s used to danger, killing and surviving; but nowadays she’s not as concerned with her own life as she is with those that surround her. Protecting those she loves comes with great cost, but it’s a fight she’s desperate to win.

Love and Decay, Episode Three, is the third in 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...
As the crew slowly make their way south into Arkansas (WHOO PIG SOOIE) they come across more aggressive zombies than they have seen in the last couple years. Sure there have been rumors of these types of zombies, but in this new world there is no way to know if these stories were fact or fiction. Unfortunately it seems to be truth. Now, more than ever, they are in need of transportation and more ammo if they expect to survive these new, amped up, flesh eating monsters.

This episode of LOVE AND DECAY was an absolute zombie bloodbath. Although we didn't get much zombie action in the 2nd episode, well, Higginson makes up for it by bathing the entire story in guts and gore. Oh and a bit of romance to help balance it all out. Ok, more than a little. Things are definitely heating up between Reagan and Hendrix. I know I was blushing for Reagan when she finds herself alone with him.

This is one series I am always eager to read. When it is time for the new episode I am scouring the internet seeing if maybe Higginson released it early. And after finishing this one, I am beyond excited for #4. In #4 we will get Haley's POV. Holla! Love that girl and I dying to know what it up between her and Nelson. Aren't you? 

1 comment:

  1. congrats to Marie on the new release! Thanks for sharing :)