The First Days opens pretty horrifically and does a lot to set the tone of the book, but almost right away our two heroines are brought together and the awesomeness begins. Both Katie and Jenni struggle to figure out what’s going on but what’s really interesting is seeing how the people they encounter are reacting as the crisis unfolds, the zombie apocalypse isn’t exactly an easy thing to wrap your mind around.
Ahh, I’m so sad this series is over. The Firelight series by Sophie Jordan is such a great YA reworking of Dragons that I really recommend Young Adult readers check this series out. Dragon people, plus epic twins… right up my alley and I’m really glad I found this series. To be fair, the final book probably had the least tension of the series for me and I found the ending a little lack luster, but I still really enjoyed it and am content with how the series concluded.
The Way We Fall covers the slow spread of a contagious disease through a small island here in Canada. Unlike a lot of the plagues we see in apocalyptic fiction, and the slower pace actually managed to increase the tension tenfold. Kaelyn’s story was scary, sad and endearing all at once. Plus, Canadian! I picked up a copy in my book bag at World Fantasy Convention (and also got my hands on an ARC of the sequel).
I have been a big fan of Maria V. Snyder’s fantasy work for quite a few years now so I was really excited to see how she would go about creating a whole new world, after so many people fell in love with her Study series. I was not disappointed. If anything, I may actually be even more in love with this series than the last two.