April 26, 2012

Review of The First Days (As The World Dies – A Zombie Trilogy #1) by Rhiannon Frater


Rhiannon Frater’s As the World Dies trilogy is an internet sensation. The first two books, The First Days and Fighting to Survive, have won the Dead Letter Award for Best Novel from Mail Order Zombie. The First Days was named one of the Best Zombie Books of the Decade by theHarrisburg Book ExaminerAmericanHorrorBlog calls Rhiannon Frater “a writer to watch.”

The morning that the world ends, Katie is getting ready for court and housewife Jenni is taking care of her family. Less than two hours later, they are fleeing for their lives from a zombie horde.

Thrown together by circumstance, Jenni and Katie become a powerful zombie-killing partnership, mowing down zombies as they rescue Jenni’s stepson, Jason, from an infected campground.

They find sanctuary in a tiny, roughly fortified Texas town.  There Jenni and Katie find they are both attracted to Travis, leader of the survivors; and the refugees must slaughter people they know, who have returned in zombie form.

Fast-paced and exciting, filled with characters who grab your heart, The First Days: As the World Dies is the beginning of a frightening trilogy.

I couldn’t find a book trailer, so here’s a song!

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Zombies…Who is not fascinated with the world of zombies?  Especially the zombie apocalypse!  The First Days by Rhiannon Frater is a must read for anyone who wants to survive a zombie apocalyse.

This book (as does the entire trilogy) reminds me of a little show called “The Walking Dead”, only BETTER!  Guts, gore, drama, suspense…this book has it all.  Frater’s writing style is just indescribable.   Vivid details, unforgettable characters, stellar story line…you can’t help but become totally absorbed and completely engrossed into this post-apocalyptic world that she has created.

Among the characters in this first installment, there is something/someone that readers will relate to.  Frater pours so much life, soul, and emotion into all of her characters that it is really difficult to pinpoint which character is your favorite.

I found myself flip-lopping between who I would dub my favorite because they all had a really strong presence, and brought more depth and breathed life into the book.

The writing style of Frater is so fantastic in that I was able to literally see the scenes unfold before my very eyes, like a movie come to life.  I was so emotionally involved that my heart sped up at the right places, my heart broke at the most unforgettable scenes, and a smile found its way to my lips at the most sincere moments.

The First Days is a fantastic first book to a fantastic trilogy that I wish I had started reading it a long, long time ago.  Pick up your copy today, and see what you’ve been missing!

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  1. kimba88

    Wahoo..love your review..i plan on reading the whole series the last week in July..i dubbed it fraterfest..lol


  2. Glad you enjoyed I’m giving away Siege so if you want to get the series if you don’t have it already come enter.


  3. Majanka

    I loved The Walking Dead, so I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy reading this book as well. It definitely sounds interesting . Plus, zombies. Who can say no to zombies?Thanks for the review!


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