Warning: I won’t be very nice to this book in this review. If you can’t handle criticism and rage, please check out my other (nicer) reviews. Also there will be cursing.
I will also post a lot of stuff under spoiler tags, but I really need to write those down.
Those on Goodreads will have seen my 24 rage- and eye-rolling-filled status updates that I posted as I read the book. At first I didn’t post updates, but in the end I just had to vent somewhere (other than my poor boyfriend who was sitting next to me, and who had so much fun hearing me rage about the book, he laughed so much when I began to rant about another part that was just so terrible, though he did give me good hugs when he saw I needed them).
And yes, I do know I could have easily dropped the book, but for some reason I just couldn’t. Maybe I just wanted to see how many trainwrecks we could get in one book. Hint: Too many.
If you are looking for a zombie book, then I would recommend you take the other road, this book has zombies, yes. But that is all. There is 1% of zombie action. Some zombies get taken down. But there is barely any action. They don’t really go out, and if they do, they just see zombies (and not even a lot), shoot them down, and walk on. Done. No scary parts whatsoever. No survival whatsoever. Apocalypse? Yes, sure, you know it is that, because of the few zombie appearances and the fact
My biggest rage on the book would be our MC. Lexi, Lex, Sweetheart, Pumpkin, Alexis, Rebel, Babe, Baby, sorry I just had to list all of her names and ones she gets by characters.
She was just one the most annoying, irritating, how the fuck will she ever survive (though then again the zombie apocalypse isn’t that scary), frustrating, dumb, and sorry, I am normally not one to slut shame, but considering the events of this book, slutty, terrible, and well I could go on for a few more days, but I will leave it at that.
Miss Lexi-wexi, just got out of a depression over the death of her dad. I felt a bit sorry for her at that moment. It must be heart-breaking to see your dad die in front of you. And feeling guilty about it. So far so good, the character was nice. She seemed friendly.
Then when the boyfriend gets back she totally bitches against him, because he DARED to leave HER. When she NEEDED him. So it is OK for her to just hump another guy, because hey, he was available when her boyfriend wasn’t and she needed some comfort. At that point I just kind of checked out and was like what the fuck is wrong with you. Your boyfriend, who loves you eternally, and did all kinds of stuff for you, is getting fucked over because he wasn’t around but instead was working on finding your family, and then later you? What?
And then the love triangle starts. She sleeps with both guys in the bed because again, she still can’t sleep alone. Hello? Awkward much? Poor guys. They both want her, and she both wants them, not making it any easier on them.
Of course she still flirts with both, and she also kisses and humps both of the guys. Because why not?
If that wasn’t bad enough we have a confession of a friend, he also loves Lexi. And thus the book became a love quartet.
Then later on Lexi gets depressed again after a terrible thing that happened, and runs off. She finds a new HOT GUY to fuck, sorry, this is how I see it. She immediately fucks the guy, and thus a love quintet is born. Because, HEY, she still loves those other guys, but they aren’t around, and so why the hell wouldn’t she fuck yet another guy? At this point I was just laughing so hard at how bad the book was.
Also, I am not entirely sure if it is a good thing to um do piercings in a world with barely any hygiene and the fact we are still not sure how screwed the world is next to this region. But oh well, not my problem.
Lexi was just pathetic. Before she makes her harem of 4 guys, she is immediately depressed when characters have to leave to find supplies (and other horses). She just hides in her bed, even though her best friend just came back from hell (rape, beatings, and her best friend dying) and needs support. Oh No, of course not, only Lexi may be sad and depressed and not eating. Gosh no, anyone else should just be happy happy go lucky. *sighs*
Lexi’s world revolves around her, and no one else. Oh and her hot boy harem, but that aside, even they get bitched if they dare to do anything that Lexi doesn’t approve of.
The endearment names were just getting silly. Instead of switching and having some variety, you knew which character you had because of their endearment names for Lexi, I am not sure how many times I heard the word Pumkin, or Sweetheart, but after a while I just felt like puking. Even though it turned out creepy when
I didn’t get the guys.
And the only guy I really liked
Then we also have several cases of beatings and rape. Yep, you heard me right. Nothing too graphic, thank the heavens, but you still know what was going on, and it was just highly uncomfortable. Bah. 😐
Then we have the absolute horrendous ending. I am not even going there. 😐
As I said above, I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone. I am not even sure how I made it through, there were just so many times that I just want to kick characters, throw Lexi in front of zombies (though it will be hard to find them).