Book Chat: Survivors Morningstar Strain
by Z.A. Recht
The Morningstar Strain was the end of the world. Follow the brave band of survivors in book 3.
MYRA’S HORROR BLOG REVIEWS : I wanted to write reviews as if I were sharing the love of a book with a friend. What I liked about it, from storyline to characters; to include any parts that had a negative impact on me as a reader. Join me on the couch as we explore today’s exciting read.
THE MORNINGSTAR STRAIN WAS THE END OF THE WORLD.
In the wake of the zombie apocalypse, two separate bands of survivors journey across a decimated America, each with the desperate goal of finding the cure for the virulent plague that threatens the existence of humankind—or what’s left of it. Now it’s up to these inheritors of the future to outlive their waking nightmare, any way they can.
BUT FOR THESE SURVIVORS, IT IS JUST THE BEGINNING.
One group includes a brilliant virologist; for the other, an immune soldier proves invaluable. Battling infected and marauding raiders at every turn, the teams soon uncover the devious plans of Sawyer, an agent of the Chairman of the Reunited States of America, who believes that Dr. Anna Demilio already has the cure, and he will stop at nothing to find her. Now, with the salvation of the world and their own souls on the line, how far will the survivors go to emerge victorious?
The group of soldiers from the ship Rampage, including Stiles, who is immune, are traveling to Omaha. There, they hope Dr. Demilio will be able to use Stiles blood for a vaccine. They make a stop in the fortified town of Abraham to resupply. It is a welcome break, but after they leave it is tooth and nail fighting with zombies.
Meanwhile, at the lab facility in Omaha, the doctor is hard at work on finding a cure, with little luck. The team, including old favorites from prior books, Brewster and Thomas, make regular runs into the city fringes for supplies. Danger is around every corner of course.
Sawyer, the agent you love to hate, is still determined to get his hands on Dr. Demilio; convinced she has the cure. He runs across the scuzzy criminal Lutz we met in the last book, who joins his group. Once Sawyer reaches the facility with his team, they kill anyone they come across. Sawyer is really a disgusting human and I loved the way he met his demise. Our brave heroes manage to take Sawyer’s team out, though they lose several characters we followed from book one. 🙁
It was nice that the book ended with hope for the characters; the doctor did discover a cure with Stiles blood, not all my favorite characters got slaughtered, and humanity seems to have a chance to survive the zombie apocalypse. Highly recommended for those following the Morningstar series and zombie fans.
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NOTE: All my reviews are published in Uncaged Book Reviews emag. This review will be in the November issue.