October 15, 2013

Review: LOVE AND DECAY epi #8 by Rachel Higginson

Title: LOVE AND DECAY epi #8

Author: Rachel Higginson

Source: bought ebook at smashwords


Zombies- as if that wasn’t enough to ruin any girl’s dream of a happily ever after.
Tyler Allen was a victim of the Zombie Apocalypse just like everybody else. But unlike most people, Zombies were just the start of her personal hell. As Feeders ran wild in every other part of the country, she lived a relatively Zombie-free life, but one in which the infection threat was traded for the loss of her freedom and the man she loved.
Tyler’s dad is Matthias Allen, leader of The Colony. And a man Tyler would do anything to escape. When she hitched a ride with the Parkers, she knew it would be temporary. Like her dad, she knew how to use a means to get to a better end. She would learn to survive from them, learn to fight, but in the end she would take her brother and leave. They weren’t part of her bigger picture.
As the group takes their time in Tulsa, stocking up on supplies and resting for a bit, Tyler reluctantly begins to feel attached to Page and her brothers as well as Reagan and Haley. If it weren’t for her dislike of Vaughan, her life would be as close to perfect as it had been in a long time.
Still she’s wary to trust people and anxious to be on the run again.
When Feeders wander too close to home, Tyler learns just how much she’s grown to care for this brave group of people and how much hope and belonging a few trustworthy souls can make her feel.
Until an unwanted visitor shows up, desperate for help and needing refuge. The group agrees to help him, because what else can they do? But Tyler has to wonder if she can ever really escape the nightmare of her past.
Love and Decay, Episode Eight, is the eighth 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...

This time as we get a chance to hear from Tyler as she is coming to terms with being with the Parker brothers, Haley and Reagan. Their lives are totally different than it was when they were living at the Colony with her overbearing father and brother. A brother that is still a threat to her and the crew. Will he be able to track them down and take them back? Or would he even bother…maybe he would just kill them on site? These are the fears that Tyler lives with every day.

Tyler and Vaughan are trying to work things out and get along as well as they can. Tyler would love to if only to calm Miller’s nerves about being left behind. But with Vaughan and Tyler’s short history, it is going rather slow. Both have such similar attitudes and it is constantly igniting fights between the two. And you can be sure that Tyler is going to mess up sooner rather than later and Vaughan is going to be there to tell her she did. I really wish these two would just get together already. But I sure am enjoying the build up to what is sure to be an epic love story. At least I am crossing my fingers that is where Higginson is taking it.

Another perfect addition to the LOVE AND DECAY series. It was actually really great getting to hear Tyler’s back story and why she acts the way she does. I have now softened to her and look forward to hearing more stories from her POV. Like always…this series is an absolute must read!

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