January 25, 2016

5*Review: L&D: Revolution, Epi 4 by Rachel Higginson

Title: L&D: Revolution, Epi 4

Author: Rachel Higginson

Source: eARC for review


It’s not easy being a badass Zombie killer. But somebody’s got to do it.

King Parker has been fighting Zombies and protecting his family for the majority of his life. It’s what he does. It’s what he’ll always do.

And it’s all he’s ever wanted to do.

Until he stops in Mexico City on the way back to the States and realizes there is more to life than killing Feeders and more to living than just surviving.

When a mysterious redhead crosses his path, he finds himself torn from his family for the first time since Zombies became a thing. Now his family doesn’t need his protection, but she does.

King knows better than anybody that life doesn’t always turn out like you expect it to. But what happens when you’re expecting death and destruction and life hands you something beautiful instead? What happens when you experience more than decay? What happens when you find love instead?

Love and Decay: Revolution is a Dystopian Romance Novella Series about Zombies, the end of the world and finding someone to share it with. Every episode is approximately 20,000 words long and released every two weeks. Look for Love and Decay: Revolution, Episode Five coming February 5th, 2016.

My take...

We weren’t ready to face this place a second time. I could feel it in the collective aura of my family, feel it shift and float on the breeze. They were afraid someone else would die here. They were afraid this city would demand more blood before we could make it all the way through.

Oh to be in the mind of King Parker. If you are new to this series and wondering if this is a book about royalty you are pretty much correct. The Parkers are famous to a lot of people. Or infamous, depending on who you ask. They have cheated death more times than you can count on both hands. And they have left a long line of people in their wake that want to do them bodily harm. Lots and lots of bodily harm. But as the crew travels closer to what remains of the United States, memories are brought forth to our minds. Sure some of them were horrid, but we also remember the good. Lots of good came from their journey south once upon a time. It all really is bittersweet.

Ok, now back to King. I don't think I was as excited to start this one as quickly as I would have been had it been from Page or Miller's POV. But I got to tell you, I am actually pretty surprised at how much I loved his character and his fast-sparking relationship that happens in this episode. He reminds me so much of Hendrix and Vaughn mixed together. Again, bittersweet.

I like to call these episodes my bonus episodes. Where Higginson sways away from the main character to give us a different outlook on their life. We see that not just Page is affected in all this. That there is other lives at stake. And to be thrown a little romance made this a great bonus episode. I actually look forward to seeing what happens and have a need to know more about these two.

Great episode that Higginson packed full of memories, life and love. And a few zombies. Oh hail King Parker!! I do love thee! 5 Stars!

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