I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Wither by Amy Miles
on October 26, 2014
Genres: Horror, zombies
Source: the author
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I always thought when the apocalypse finally began I would be swinging my baseball bat with the best of them, in true zombie slayer fashion. I was prepped and ready to smash in some heads if the need ever arose.
The problem is...no one ever warned me that I would have to fear the humans instead. The ones who still remember their names and how to put a gun to your temple when they want something.
The others...well,they pretty much keep to themselves.
Wither is a psychological thriller that poses the question...what if the zombies aren't the ones we should fear? What if it's human nature instead?
How far would YOU go to survive just one more day?
Do not fear the Withered Ones. Fear the ones still human.
If you haven’t had the chance, go check out Lori’s review —> HERE
Wither is everything an apocalyptic novel should be. It’s dark, gory, violent, it’s full of action. There’s also a touch of romance, because, let’s face it, we would all need a little distraction from the crappy world falling apart around us. It’s definitely for a more mature audience, because of some mild language and scenes containing descriptive violence.
Let’s talk zombies. The Withered Ones are unlike anything I’ve ever read before. They’re not the mindless brain-eating machines that we’ve all come to know and love, and I’m dying to see what they will becomes in the future of the series! It’s hard to put a unique spin on such a classic genre, and that’s why I will highly recommend this, without any qualms, to all horror readers.
The characters are a good mix of loyal, creepy, conniving, vicious and sweet. Avery, herself, can show all of the above traits. She starts off as being naive, and extremely bitter. She definitely got under my skin, but I held on to the hope that she would grow as a character. I wasn’t disappointed. She matures and is given plenty of opportunity to work on those trust issues. By the end, I was content with the path that she was on. She brought me hope.
I also want to applaud Amy Miles for her ability to kill characters. It is a necessary evil when it comes to the end of the world. We can’t all come through it unscathed, so she’s just keepin’ it real.