By Kellie Sheridan
Length: 271 pages
Publisher: Patchwork Press
Source: Provided by Netgalley
Genre: Dystopian / Zombies
Read If you liked: The Idea of a Zombie Apocalypse and upset because it didn’t happen
Synopsis from Goodreads
After surviving a deadly plague outbreak, sixteen-year-old Savannah thought she had lived through the very worst of human history. There was no way to know that the miracle vaccine would put everyone at risk for a fate worse than un-death.
Now, two very different kinds of infected walk the Earth, intent on nothing but feeding and destroying what little remains of civilization. When the inoculated are bitten, infection means watching on in silent horror as self-control disappears and the idea of feasting on loved ones becomes increasingly hard to ignore.
Starving and forced to live inside of the abandoned high school, all Savannah wants is the chance to fight back. When a strange boy arrives with a plan to set everything right, she gets her chance. Meeting Cole changes everything. Mere survival will never be enough
I have been reading a lot of great reads at the moment, and there is nothing better than curling up in the cold at night and reading a good Zombie Novel.
Mortality is a great start to the Series the Hitchhiker strain, The POV is from Two females Savannah who is struggling to survive with what is left of her community when a man-made Virus rips through the world, and turns people into Zombies, and Zarah who is at school when the initial outbreak occurs and has to leave her family behind in the City, and make a run to the safety of a distant relative with a guy from her school.
Normally it annoys me when a story is told by two different people because the switching from one person to another can be confusing. Kellie really managed to pull it off with not only two point of views, but each person’s story is taking part in different times. It is a great way to tell what happened to cause the virus, and what is occurring after as people try to rebuild their lives.
What drew me to Mortality is the name and the Cover, I love how the cover depicts the two sides of the story and The story really makes you question how people react to such a disaster, as well as the question of ethics, morality and humanity.
This was an original twist to the Zombie Dystopian, I found it really entertaining, the Characters really made you feel for them and their struggles. I am really looking forward to the next in the series Duality Which is due out in December this year. There is also a novella available called End Dayz which I am really looking forward to reading.
I highly recommend this story to anyone that loves a good Zombie Thrill.
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