on Nov. 2013
Genres: Horror, Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult, zombies
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I’m a girl stuck in Neverland with The Lost Boys. I’m no Wendy, I can hold my own. I don’t need to wait around for Peter to save me, but I’m also not an idiot. I know my enemies.
It's been nearly a decade since the world ended. Since Joss watched her parents die at the hands of a nightmare, a nightmare that stalks her even now, all these years later. That's the problem with the Risen - they refuse to die.
But Joss is a survivor. A loner living in the post-apocalyptic streets of Seattle. It's a world dictated by Risen and the looming threat of the Colonists, a group of fellow survivors living comfortably in their compounds and patrolling the wild, looking to "save" the orphans of the end.
Orphans like Joss.
As a member of an all male gang, Ryan is a threat as real as the Risen, a threat Joss avoids at all costs. Then one night their paths cross and Joss makes a choice that goes against all of her instincts. A choice that will threaten everything she has.
Now a new outbreak is imminent and the Colonists are closing in. Joss' solitary, secret world will be blown wide open and the comfortable numbness she's lived in for the last six years will burn away leaving her aching and afraid.
*The Survival Series is a spinoff of Quarantined, two books set in the first days of the outbreak as it swept across the Pacific Northwest.
Writing on the Wall is awesome. I was tired as hell on the ride back from Nashville and UtopYA Con, but I couldn’t seem to put this novella down.
The Top Five Reasons I recommend Writing on the Wall:
5.) The Main Character Joss isn’t flat. She’s spunky, and sarcastic. And I love that about her.
“Holy Mary Mother of God Almighty,” I grind out through gritted teeth as I roll back and forth on the ground trying to escape the pain. “Oh yeah, that’s broken. Soooo broken.”
4.) The YA romance is refreshing. So refreshing. It’s cute, and all butterfly-ish. Ryan is equally as hilarious as Joss.
3.) No katana’s in sight. I love the idea of a katana. I want one, but it’s overused. Her weapon of choice is an ASP baton! And now I want one of those too.
2.) The writing is clean, balanced, it flows well, and is well edited.
1.) The GORE! It’s subtle but gross. It’s not shock value at all. Tracey Ward found the right balance. I love me some blood splatter, and guts in the morning.