Book Chat: End of Everything
by Christopher Artinian
The first in a new exciting zombie series. Two sisters try to survive the apocalypse together and must learn to get along as well.
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Two sisters, one nightmare.The last thing they wanted to do was spend time with each other. Now their very survival depends on it. Forced from their home and thrown into an apocalyptic horror neither could have imagined, they didn’t think things could get any worse. They were wrong. As they navigate the city to escape to safety, terror lurks for them on every corner. The reanimating virus has taken away everything they loved, but today, they’re going to start fighting back.Living or dead, everyone is a threat. The rules have changed and for these two, time is running out. What will they do to survive? What will they do for each other? Is being family reason enough to stay together? Now, they’re about to find out.
Two sisters, at opposite ends of the spectrum, try to survive a zombie apocalypse together. Wren, the younger at fifteen, is more ably equipped mentally and physically than her sister to survive. Seventeen year old Robyn is a typical teen, intent on boys and her friends, while Wren is an athlete, trained in different events. She is very good at throwing a javelin and the high jump, which come in handy in their near future.
When Wren suggests they go to their Grandad’s in Inverness, her sister thinks she’s nuts; it is 150 miles through zombies. But his home is in a much less populated area and should be safer. First they must stop at the HS for weapons; Wren wants javelins. They acquire two javelins but can’t sneak past the hordes of zombies in the area, and must return home. Wren quickly determines not even she is ready to fight the undead and that both must train before they head out again.
The neighbors across the street begin organizing security, blocking the only access point with cars, dumpsters, and anything that can be used as a blockade. Robyn is thrilled with the effort, but Wren has a bad feeling. She never liked the Donovan’s, who drink and party too much. When Mr. Donovan and several men start confiscating extra food from each neighbor for a central panty, even Robyn doesn’t like it. Luckily, suspicious Wren had already hidden surplus supplies.
Things do go wrong as Wren predicted. The sisters flee as the “junk fence” catches on fire from one of the drunken Donovan’s tossing Molotov cocktails at the zombies. As the undead invade their neighborhood, Wren and Robyn make it back to the HS to pick up their loaded back packs. Unfortunately, they only had time to do a little training together before things went south, but Wren is hopeful they can figure it out as they go.
Spotting an isolated farm house, the sisters burst in after getting no response to their knock on the door. They are met by a gun and a middle aged couple. After they share their story, they are given food and shelter. The couple like the girls and offer them a small cottage on their property. They can stay as long as they wish, as long as they help with the work. The teens are grateful for a safe haven, but I think it is only temporary. At the end, two men had their sights on the family, and up to no good.
I can see the sisters becoming a dynamic duo; Amazonian warriors. It’ll take training and many life threatening experiences to obtain, but I see that in their future. Highly recommended for those who love zombie tales and Christopher Artinian fans.
NOTE: All my reviews are published in Uncaged Book Reviews emag. This review will be in the May issue.