Thursday, August 14, 2014

Devil's Wake

Don't let them bite you!
Wear thick clothing.
Avoid exposing your skin.
Take drastic measures if necessary.
And if you are bitten...don't go to sleep!

No one knows what caused the outbreak; no one knows how to cure it, only that it's spreading fast--infecting thousands, leaving chaos, fear, and death in its wake. In order to survive, six teens will have to band together. They have an old school bus and a little bit of food, but can they make it past the freaks and monsters to safety without becoming infected themselves?
"We're on our way to Threadville. And if that doesn't work, maybe to Devil's Wake. We're trying to believe in something, but some of us believe more than others. I don't know what I believe yet, or if believing matters. Maybe there are no schools, no safety, no such thing as family anymore. All I know is that I want to survive."
So how do you stay alive as civilization dies and the world around you falls apart? And what would you be willing to do in order to survive? That's always the question in stories like this one. Life and death situations seem to bring out the best...and worst in people. And it's that exploration of the human spirit that draws me to these kind of apocalyptic novels. That and the fact that they're fast-paced and fun to read.

I admit that not every disaster/survival novel is worth reading. In fact, a lot of them are poorly written and downright dumb. But I enjoyed this one. It's very readable and I liked the characters, especially 16-year-old Kendra, who loses her family to the infection and has to survive on her own until she crosses paths with Terry and his friends. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel, Domino Falls. So if you like reading about apocalyptic disasters, check this book out. It's a fun ride.

Happy Reading!

Similar reads:
     Trapped by Michael Northrop
     World War Z by Max Brooks


  1. Sounds like a good one. You are right, a lot of these books are not well written, so I am glad to get a recommendation. I enjoyed Trapped and World War Z, and this one sound like a fun read as well. Thanks!

    1. Sometimes I need a read that's fast and fun. This book fits the bill.

  2. I just started this one. So far, so creepy. Looking forward to a brainless thriller. Thanks for the heads up!

    1. It's a great "popcorn book". Hope you enjoy!