Monday, January 12, 2015
Thicker Than Blood by Madeline Sheehan & Claire C. Riley
A True Friendship Never Dies.
Leisel and Evelyn lost everything. Husbands. Families. Friends. Lives that made sense. All they had left was each other, and a friendship that could withstand anything...
Even an apocalypse.
Until one faithful night, the marginal safety they'd come to rely on comes to a vicious and brutal end. With help of Alex and Jami, both unlikely allies, Leisel and Evelyn are able to escape their shattered sanctuary only to find themselves face-to-face with a much altered, much crueler life where they have to find the way and the will to stay alive in a world they no longer recognize.
Traveling across a broken and infection-ridden country; the road-weary group are pitted against endless violence, improbable circumstances, and the ultimate loss.
Everything comes at a price-especially safety, the cost of which could very well strip them of the one thing they've tried so hard to cling to: their humanity.
Yet along with all the trials they're forced to endure, there's also hope in the form of love. Having loved Leisel from afar, Alex attempts to put the pieces of her fractured heart back together.
But in such a savage world, is there room for love?
In a place of nightmares-made-reality, where the living should be feared far more than the dead, an unbreakable friendship and a love amongst all odds can mean the difference between life and death.
There are friends...
And then there are Leisel and Evelyn.
Madeline Sheehan and Claire C. Riley out did themselves! I don't even know how they hell am I going to review this book without giving away everything!
First off, don't let my blog name fool you, I'm a hardcore zombie apocalypse reading chick! Lol This book is nail biting, adrenaline rushing, and will have your heart feeling like you just ran a marathon.
I've read my fair shares of zombie apocalypse books and this one is high up there in the scale of 10! I mean, right in the beginning you can feel how the world has changed and gone to hell. The writing is superb and even the realism of reading it has you peeking out your window to make sure there are no zombies.
Madeline and Claire throw you in without warning and the action pack starts right away leaving you thinking "WTF just happened?" and it doesn't stop there, it keeps going and going. Evelyn and Leisel leave one hell for another and in the midst, their relationships tugs at your heart because you feel how strong it is. Everything they have suffered has you wondering when will they break, and eventually they do but they have each other through it all. Their friendship truly is thicker than blood.
The characters are unforgettable, you want to know all their stories. Thicker Than Blood sucks you in and leaves you drained.
How do you go on and even think about living when you have no one left? Read it and find out.
The epilogue was beautifully written and it will leave you in tears.
I can't say enough to any and everyone who loves these types of genres should read Thicker Than Blood. The action pack but heart felt book will leaving you wanting for more. I feel like this review doesn't even convey how I feel about it! They did an amazing job balancing out with the action pack scenes but also the emotional parts. Wow is all I can say, it blew my mind.
I cried in the beginning.
I cried in the middle.
I cried in the end. Oh man did I cry at the end!
I cried because we all know with zombie apocalypse books there can never really truly be a happy ending.
Thicker Than Blood
by Madeline Sheehan & Claire C. Riley
***** 5 *****
Reviewed by Charity
*ARC provided by authors in exchange for honest review*