The First Days

The First Days

Katie is driving to work one beautiful day when a dead man jumps into her car and tries to eat her.  That same morning, Jenni opens a bedroom door to find her husband devouring their toddler son.  Fate puts Jenni and Katie?total strangers?together in a pickup, fleeing the suddenly zombie-filled streets of the Texas city in which they live. Before the sun has set, they have Katie is driving to work one beautiful day when a dead man jumps into her car and tries to eat her.  That same ...

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Title:The First Days
Author:Rhiannon Frater
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Genres:Horror
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:331 pages pages

The First Days Reviews

  • Eva Leger
    Mar 24, 2009

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

    4 Disturbing Intriguing Stars! "So small. So very, very small. The tiny fingers clawed desperately under the edge of the door. Straining fingers. Straining to reach her. "Benjamin, please stop," she whispered." This was disgustingly good! Two women, Jenni and Katie, find ea...

    Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog! No one? except for Rhiannon Frater. Her vision of a Zombie Apocalypse was far more gruesome, gory, slightly funny and violently delightful. The Characters Katie is an ex-prosecutor (in pre-zombie days) who was married to the ...

    Amateurish, badly written and repetitive. Premise: My kids got eaten and turned in to zombies but he has such a nice ass, she giggled to herself. ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The imagery is striking, but the writing left a lot to be desired. It felt barely edited, and the quality of the writing kept pulling me out of the story. I couldn't stay interested because from the beginning, small details kept confusing me. The whol...

    This book reminds me of so many movies. It?s Thelma & Louise meets Mr & Mrs Smith meets Pulp Fiction meets The Killer meets The Day of the Triffids. It?s something of a Bullet Ballet with two very cool heroines killing zombies in just about every way imaginable. Eve...

    "The First Days" is the first book in a new zombie series by Rhiannon Frater. Originally self-published all three books in the series are now being released by Tor US in fairly quick succession. As soon as I heard about this series I knew I had to read it, and squealed with delight whe...

    As a woman with a taste for apocalypse stories, I went into this novel with high hopes. After the first two chapters, I knew I should stop reading but I finished anyway. What spurred me on was the potential this book had - two female protagonists who survive and flourish during a zombi...

    After finishing The First Days the first book in the As the World Dies trilogy. I came to one conclusion about all Zombie books. The main characters have only two choices in this world: Plan A. Let what happened crush you, or in Jenni and Katie's case let the lose of those you l...

    I bought the trilogy based on recommendations I found on another forum. I made it 64% of the way through before giving up. It really wants to be a great story, but it gets bogged down by over explanations. The character development reminded me of Robert Jordan - give each character The...

    I'm almost at a loss as to what to say here because I know next to nothing about zombies or this type of book. I picked this up for two reasons and two reasons only. One was because the reading challenge I'm doing this spring has a task where I needed to read a sci-fi book. I asked my ...

  • Trudi
    May 07, 2011

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

    4 Disturbing Intriguing Stars! "So small. So very, very small. The tiny fingers clawed desperately under the edge of the door. Straining fingers. Straining to reach her. "Benjamin, please stop," she whispered." This was disgustingly good! Two women, Jenni and Katie, find ea...

    Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog! No one? except for Rhiannon Frater. Her vision of a Zombie Apocalypse was far more gruesome, gory, slightly funny and violently delightful. The Characters Katie is an ex-prosecutor (in pre-zombie days) who was married to the ...

    Amateurish, badly written and repetitive. Premise: My kids got eaten and turned in to zombies but he has such a nice ass, she giggled to herself. ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The imagery is striking, but the writing left a lot to be desired. It felt barely edited, and the quality of the writing kept pulling me out of the story. I couldn't stay interested because from the beginning, small details kept confusing me. The whol...

    This book reminds me of so many movies. It?s Thelma & Louise meets Mr & Mrs Smith meets Pulp Fiction meets The Killer meets The Day of the Triffids. It?s something of a Bullet Ballet with two very cool heroines killing zombies in just about every way imaginable. Eve...

    "The First Days" is the first book in a new zombie series by Rhiannon Frater. Originally self-published all three books in the series are now being released by Tor US in fairly quick succession. As soon as I heard about this series I knew I had to read it, and squealed with delight whe...

    As a woman with a taste for apocalypse stories, I went into this novel with high hopes. After the first two chapters, I knew I should stop reading but I finished anyway. What spurred me on was the potential this book had - two female protagonists who survive and flourish during a zombi...

    After finishing The First Days the first book in the As the World Dies trilogy. I came to one conclusion about all Zombie books. The main characters have only two choices in this world: Plan A. Let what happened crush you, or in Jenni and Katie's case let the lose of those you l...

    I bought the trilogy based on recommendations I found on another forum. I made it 64% of the way through before giving up. It really wants to be a great story, but it gets bogged down by over explanations. The character development reminded me of Robert Jordan - give each character The...

    I'm almost at a loss as to what to say here because I know next to nothing about zombies or this type of book. I picked this up for two reasons and two reasons only. One was because the reading challenge I'm doing this spring has a task where I needed to read a sci-fi book. I asked my ...

    As the World Dies: The First Days is a fantastically scary zombie read that has you cheering the strong survivors until the end in a "world {that} had slid sideways into hell." The story begins with Jenni, ...a strange, strange girl in a strange, strange world", muttering to hersel...

    Full review to come when I have time to write it, but for now, here's... DAVE'S FINAL JUDGMENT - THE DEFENSE - Some of the more shocking and brutal moments will please hard-core horror fans - Author doesn't play it safe and takes many risks while telling her story - The ...

    5 Zombie Stars This was just a straight-up good Zombie book, and has basically everything I look for in a Zombie adventure: Lots of time in cars on the highway, lots of foraging, the building of forts and the banding together of people. It's nicely paced- so it goes minute by mi...

    Ahhh...so I'm jumping back in to the Zombie books again - and what a way to start with this one! It delivered but didn't WOW - it has all the normal cliches of a zombie apocalypse but with an added bonus. Our heroine is introduced as a lesbian and is fighting her inner turmoil over her...

    I forced myself to finish this as about a little more than half way through I was ready to give up. So not my kind of zombie novel. ...

    DNF at 50% I tried with this book. I really did... This book kept showing up on my recommended list, and the blurb sounded good. A zombie story with two women kicking ass? Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, for me, the story just didn't follow up on the promise. I think it w...

    I have never been afraid of zombies - but I am now! This book is so intense that I ended up with a cramp in my hand because I was holding on to the book so tightly. GOODNESS! Action packed and fast paced. Readers should be warned that it is fairly graphic in it's descriptions. I...

    If you like fast-paced, action-packed, gore-filled, apocalyptic zombie stories, then this is one you don?t want to miss. I had a helluva good time reading it even though at times a few of the characters (Jenni) and some of the dialogue seriously grated on my nerves. In Book 1 of ...

  • Kim
    Feb 17, 2011

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

  • Shanon
    Jul 18, 2009

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

    4 Disturbing Intriguing Stars! "So small. So very, very small. The tiny fingers clawed desperately under the edge of the door. Straining fingers. Straining to reach her. "Benjamin, please stop," she whispered." This was disgustingly good! Two women, Jenni and Katie, find ea...

    Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog! No one? except for Rhiannon Frater. Her vision of a Zombie Apocalypse was far more gruesome, gory, slightly funny and violently delightful. The Characters Katie is an ex-prosecutor (in pre-zombie days) who was married to the ...

    Amateurish, badly written and repetitive. Premise: My kids got eaten and turned in to zombies but he has such a nice ass, she giggled to herself. ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The imagery is striking, but the writing left a lot to be desired. It felt barely edited, and the quality of the writing kept pulling me out of the story. I couldn't stay interested because from the beginning, small details kept confusing me. The whol...

    This book reminds me of so many movies. It?s Thelma & Louise meets Mr & Mrs Smith meets Pulp Fiction meets The Killer meets The Day of the Triffids. It?s something of a Bullet Ballet with two very cool heroines killing zombies in just about every way imaginable. Eve...

    "The First Days" is the first book in a new zombie series by Rhiannon Frater. Originally self-published all three books in the series are now being released by Tor US in fairly quick succession. As soon as I heard about this series I knew I had to read it, and squealed with delight whe...

    As a woman with a taste for apocalypse stories, I went into this novel with high hopes. After the first two chapters, I knew I should stop reading but I finished anyway. What spurred me on was the potential this book had - two female protagonists who survive and flourish during a zombi...

    After finishing The First Days the first book in the As the World Dies trilogy. I came to one conclusion about all Zombie books. The main characters have only two choices in this world: Plan A. Let what happened crush you, or in Jenni and Katie's case let the lose of those you l...

    I bought the trilogy based on recommendations I found on another forum. I made it 64% of the way through before giving up. It really wants to be a great story, but it gets bogged down by over explanations. The character development reminded me of Robert Jordan - give each character The...

    I'm almost at a loss as to what to say here because I know next to nothing about zombies or this type of book. I picked this up for two reasons and two reasons only. One was because the reading challenge I'm doing this spring has a task where I needed to read a sci-fi book. I asked my ...

    As the World Dies: The First Days is a fantastically scary zombie read that has you cheering the strong survivors until the end in a "world {that} had slid sideways into hell." The story begins with Jenni, ...a strange, strange girl in a strange, strange world", muttering to hersel...

    Full review to come when I have time to write it, but for now, here's... DAVE'S FINAL JUDGMENT - THE DEFENSE - Some of the more shocking and brutal moments will please hard-core horror fans - Author doesn't play it safe and takes many risks while telling her story - The ...

    5 Zombie Stars This was just a straight-up good Zombie book, and has basically everything I look for in a Zombie adventure: Lots of time in cars on the highway, lots of foraging, the building of forts and the banding together of people. It's nicely paced- so it goes minute by mi...

    Ahhh...so I'm jumping back in to the Zombie books again - and what a way to start with this one! It delivered but didn't WOW - it has all the normal cliches of a zombie apocalypse but with an added bonus. Our heroine is introduced as a lesbian and is fighting her inner turmoil over her...

    I forced myself to finish this as about a little more than half way through I was ready to give up. So not my kind of zombie novel. ...

    DNF at 50% I tried with this book. I really did... This book kept showing up on my recommended list, and the blurb sounded good. A zombie story with two women kicking ass? Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, for me, the story just didn't follow up on the promise. I think it w...

    I have never been afraid of zombies - but I am now! This book is so intense that I ended up with a cramp in my hand because I was holding on to the book so tightly. GOODNESS! Action packed and fast paced. Readers should be warned that it is fairly graphic in it's descriptions. I...

  • Rhiannon Frater
    Dec 15, 2008

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

  • Steph
    Dec 23, 2009

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

    4 Disturbing Intriguing Stars! "So small. So very, very small. The tiny fingers clawed desperately under the edge of the door. Straining fingers. Straining to reach her. "Benjamin, please stop," she whispered." This was disgustingly good! Two women, Jenni and Katie, find ea...

    Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog! No one? except for Rhiannon Frater. Her vision of a Zombie Apocalypse was far more gruesome, gory, slightly funny and violently delightful. The Characters Katie is an ex-prosecutor (in pre-zombie days) who was married to the ...

    Amateurish, badly written and repetitive. Premise: My kids got eaten and turned in to zombies but he has such a nice ass, she giggled to herself. ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The imagery is striking, but the writing left a lot to be desired. It felt barely edited, and the quality of the writing kept pulling me out of the story. I couldn't stay interested because from the beginning, small details kept confusing me. The whol...

    This book reminds me of so many movies. It?s Thelma & Louise meets Mr & Mrs Smith meets Pulp Fiction meets The Killer meets The Day of the Triffids. It?s something of a Bullet Ballet with two very cool heroines killing zombies in just about every way imaginable. Eve...

    "The First Days" is the first book in a new zombie series by Rhiannon Frater. Originally self-published all three books in the series are now being released by Tor US in fairly quick succession. As soon as I heard about this series I knew I had to read it, and squealed with delight whe...

    As a woman with a taste for apocalypse stories, I went into this novel with high hopes. After the first two chapters, I knew I should stop reading but I finished anyway. What spurred me on was the potential this book had - two female protagonists who survive and flourish during a zombi...

    After finishing The First Days the first book in the As the World Dies trilogy. I came to one conclusion about all Zombie books. The main characters have only two choices in this world: Plan A. Let what happened crush you, or in Jenni and Katie's case let the lose of those you l...

    I bought the trilogy based on recommendations I found on another forum. I made it 64% of the way through before giving up. It really wants to be a great story, but it gets bogged down by over explanations. The character development reminded me of Robert Jordan - give each character The...

    I'm almost at a loss as to what to say here because I know next to nothing about zombies or this type of book. I picked this up for two reasons and two reasons only. One was because the reading challenge I'm doing this spring has a task where I needed to read a sci-fi book. I asked my ...

    As the World Dies: The First Days is a fantastically scary zombie read that has you cheering the strong survivors until the end in a "world {that} had slid sideways into hell." The story begins with Jenni, ...a strange, strange girl in a strange, strange world", muttering to hersel...

  • Leea
    Jun 07, 2012

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

    4 Disturbing Intriguing Stars! "So small. So very, very small. The tiny fingers clawed desperately under the edge of the door. Straining fingers. Straining to reach her. "Benjamin, please stop," she whispered." This was disgustingly good! Two women, Jenni and Katie, find ea...

    Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog! No one? except for Rhiannon Frater. Her vision of a Zombie Apocalypse was far more gruesome, gory, slightly funny and violently delightful. The Characters Katie is an ex-prosecutor (in pre-zombie days) who was married to the ...

    Amateurish, badly written and repetitive. Premise: My kids got eaten and turned in to zombies but he has such a nice ass, she giggled to herself. ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The imagery is striking, but the writing left a lot to be desired. It felt barely edited, and the quality of the writing kept pulling me out of the story. I couldn't stay interested because from the beginning, small details kept confusing me. The whol...

    This book reminds me of so many movies. It?s Thelma & Louise meets Mr & Mrs Smith meets Pulp Fiction meets The Killer meets The Day of the Triffids. It?s something of a Bullet Ballet with two very cool heroines killing zombies in just about every way imaginable. Eve...

    "The First Days" is the first book in a new zombie series by Rhiannon Frater. Originally self-published all three books in the series are now being released by Tor US in fairly quick succession. As soon as I heard about this series I knew I had to read it, and squealed with delight whe...

    As a woman with a taste for apocalypse stories, I went into this novel with high hopes. After the first two chapters, I knew I should stop reading but I finished anyway. What spurred me on was the potential this book had - two female protagonists who survive and flourish during a zombi...

    After finishing The First Days the first book in the As the World Dies trilogy. I came to one conclusion about all Zombie books. The main characters have only two choices in this world: Plan A. Let what happened crush you, or in Jenni and Katie's case let the lose of those you l...

  • Carolyn  Storer
    Apr 19, 2011

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

    4 Disturbing Intriguing Stars! "So small. So very, very small. The tiny fingers clawed desperately under the edge of the door. Straining fingers. Straining to reach her. "Benjamin, please stop," she whispered." This was disgustingly good! Two women, Jenni and Katie, find ea...

    Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog! No one? except for Rhiannon Frater. Her vision of a Zombie Apocalypse was far more gruesome, gory, slightly funny and violently delightful. The Characters Katie is an ex-prosecutor (in pre-zombie days) who was married to the ...

    Amateurish, badly written and repetitive. Premise: My kids got eaten and turned in to zombies but he has such a nice ass, she giggled to herself. ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The imagery is striking, but the writing left a lot to be desired. It felt barely edited, and the quality of the writing kept pulling me out of the story. I couldn't stay interested because from the beginning, small details kept confusing me. The whol...

    This book reminds me of so many movies. It?s Thelma & Louise meets Mr & Mrs Smith meets Pulp Fiction meets The Killer meets The Day of the Triffids. It?s something of a Bullet Ballet with two very cool heroines killing zombies in just about every way imaginable. Eve...

    "The First Days" is the first book in a new zombie series by Rhiannon Frater. Originally self-published all three books in the series are now being released by Tor US in fairly quick succession. As soon as I heard about this series I knew I had to read it, and squealed with delight whe...

  • Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
    Oct 02, 2011

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

    4 Disturbing Intriguing Stars! "So small. So very, very small. The tiny fingers clawed desperately under the edge of the door. Straining fingers. Straining to reach her. "Benjamin, please stop," she whispered." This was disgustingly good! Two women, Jenni and Katie, find ea...

    Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog! No one? except for Rhiannon Frater. Her vision of a Zombie Apocalypse was far more gruesome, gory, slightly funny and violently delightful. The Characters Katie is an ex-prosecutor (in pre-zombie days) who was married to the ...

    Amateurish, badly written and repetitive. Premise: My kids got eaten and turned in to zombies but he has such a nice ass, she giggled to herself. ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The imagery is striking, but the writing left a lot to be desired. It felt barely edited, and the quality of the writing kept pulling me out of the story. I couldn't stay interested because from the beginning, small details kept confusing me. The whol...

    This book reminds me of so many movies. It?s Thelma & Louise meets Mr & Mrs Smith meets Pulp Fiction meets The Killer meets The Day of the Triffids. It?s something of a Bullet Ballet with two very cool heroines killing zombies in just about every way imaginable. Eve...

    "The First Days" is the first book in a new zombie series by Rhiannon Frater. Originally self-published all three books in the series are now being released by Tor US in fairly quick succession. As soon as I heard about this series I knew I had to read it, and squealed with delight whe...

    As a woman with a taste for apocalypse stories, I went into this novel with high hopes. After the first two chapters, I knew I should stop reading but I finished anyway. What spurred me on was the potential this book had - two female protagonists who survive and flourish during a zombi...

    After finishing The First Days the first book in the As the World Dies trilogy. I came to one conclusion about all Zombie books. The main characters have only two choices in this world: Plan A. Let what happened crush you, or in Jenni and Katie's case let the lose of those you l...

    I bought the trilogy based on recommendations I found on another forum. I made it 64% of the way through before giving up. It really wants to be a great story, but it gets bogged down by over explanations. The character development reminded me of Robert Jordan - give each character The...

    I'm almost at a loss as to what to say here because I know next to nothing about zombies or this type of book. I picked this up for two reasons and two reasons only. One was because the reading challenge I'm doing this spring has a task where I needed to read a sci-fi book. I asked my ...

    As the World Dies: The First Days is a fantastically scary zombie read that has you cheering the strong survivors until the end in a "world {that} had slid sideways into hell." The story begins with Jenni, ...a strange, strange girl in a strange, strange world", muttering to hersel...

    Full review to come when I have time to write it, but for now, here's... DAVE'S FINAL JUDGMENT - THE DEFENSE - Some of the more shocking and brutal moments will please hard-core horror fans - Author doesn't play it safe and takes many risks while telling her story - The ...

    5 Zombie Stars This was just a straight-up good Zombie book, and has basically everything I look for in a Zombie adventure: Lots of time in cars on the highway, lots of foraging, the building of forts and the banding together of people. It's nicely paced- so it goes minute by mi...

    Ahhh...so I'm jumping back in to the Zombie books again - and what a way to start with this one! It delivered but didn't WOW - it has all the normal cliches of a zombie apocalypse but with an added bonus. Our heroine is introduced as a lesbian and is fighting her inner turmoil over her...

    I forced myself to finish this as about a little more than half way through I was ready to give up. So not my kind of zombie novel. ...

  • Karla
    Sep 17, 2012

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

    4 Disturbing Intriguing Stars! "So small. So very, very small. The tiny fingers clawed desperately under the edge of the door. Straining fingers. Straining to reach her. "Benjamin, please stop," she whispered." This was disgustingly good! Two women, Jenni and Katie, find ea...

  • Buggy
    Jul 03, 2011

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

  • Brainycat
    Jun 01, 2010

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

    4 Disturbing Intriguing Stars! "So small. So very, very small. The tiny fingers clawed desperately under the edge of the door. Straining fingers. Straining to reach her. "Benjamin, please stop," she whispered." This was disgustingly good! Two women, Jenni and Katie, find ea...

    Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog! No one? except for Rhiannon Frater. Her vision of a Zombie Apocalypse was far more gruesome, gory, slightly funny and violently delightful. The Characters Katie is an ex-prosecutor (in pre-zombie days) who was married to the ...

    Amateurish, badly written and repetitive. Premise: My kids got eaten and turned in to zombies but he has such a nice ass, she giggled to herself. ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The imagery is striking, but the writing left a lot to be desired. It felt barely edited, and the quality of the writing kept pulling me out of the story. I couldn't stay interested because from the beginning, small details kept confusing me. The whol...

    This book reminds me of so many movies. It?s Thelma & Louise meets Mr & Mrs Smith meets Pulp Fiction meets The Killer meets The Day of the Triffids. It?s something of a Bullet Ballet with two very cool heroines killing zombies in just about every way imaginable. Eve...

    "The First Days" is the first book in a new zombie series by Rhiannon Frater. Originally self-published all three books in the series are now being released by Tor US in fairly quick succession. As soon as I heard about this series I knew I had to read it, and squealed with delight whe...

    As a woman with a taste for apocalypse stories, I went into this novel with high hopes. After the first two chapters, I knew I should stop reading but I finished anyway. What spurred me on was the potential this book had - two female protagonists who survive and flourish during a zombi...

    After finishing The First Days the first book in the As the World Dies trilogy. I came to one conclusion about all Zombie books. The main characters have only two choices in this world: Plan A. Let what happened crush you, or in Jenni and Katie's case let the lose of those you l...

    I bought the trilogy based on recommendations I found on another forum. I made it 64% of the way through before giving up. It really wants to be a great story, but it gets bogged down by over explanations. The character development reminded me of Robert Jordan - give each character The...

  • Carol.
    Apr 15, 2012

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

  • Wendy F
    Jan 08, 2013

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

    4 Disturbing Intriguing Stars! "So small. So very, very small. The tiny fingers clawed desperately under the edge of the door. Straining fingers. Straining to reach her. "Benjamin, please stop," she whispered." This was disgustingly good! Two women, Jenni and Katie, find ea...

    Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog! No one? except for Rhiannon Frater. Her vision of a Zombie Apocalypse was far more gruesome, gory, slightly funny and violently delightful. The Characters Katie is an ex-prosecutor (in pre-zombie days) who was married to the ...

    Amateurish, badly written and repetitive. Premise: My kids got eaten and turned in to zombies but he has such a nice ass, she giggled to herself. ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The imagery is striking, but the writing left a lot to be desired. It felt barely edited, and the quality of the writing kept pulling me out of the story. I couldn't stay interested because from the beginning, small details kept confusing me. The whol...

    This book reminds me of so many movies. It?s Thelma & Louise meets Mr & Mrs Smith meets Pulp Fiction meets The Killer meets The Day of the Triffids. It?s something of a Bullet Ballet with two very cool heroines killing zombies in just about every way imaginable. Eve...

    "The First Days" is the first book in a new zombie series by Rhiannon Frater. Originally self-published all three books in the series are now being released by Tor US in fairly quick succession. As soon as I heard about this series I knew I had to read it, and squealed with delight whe...

    As a woman with a taste for apocalypse stories, I went into this novel with high hopes. After the first two chapters, I knew I should stop reading but I finished anyway. What spurred me on was the potential this book had - two female protagonists who survive and flourish during a zombi...

    After finishing The First Days the first book in the As the World Dies trilogy. I came to one conclusion about all Zombie books. The main characters have only two choices in this world: Plan A. Let what happened crush you, or in Jenni and Katie's case let the lose of those you l...

    I bought the trilogy based on recommendations I found on another forum. I made it 64% of the way through before giving up. It really wants to be a great story, but it gets bogged down by over explanations. The character development reminded me of Robert Jordan - give each character The...

    I'm almost at a loss as to what to say here because I know next to nothing about zombies or this type of book. I picked this up for two reasons and two reasons only. One was because the reading challenge I'm doing this spring has a task where I needed to read a sci-fi book. I asked my ...

    As the World Dies: The First Days is a fantastically scary zombie read that has you cheering the strong survivors until the end in a "world {that} had slid sideways into hell." The story begins with Jenni, ...a strange, strange girl in a strange, strange world", muttering to hersel...

    Full review to come when I have time to write it, but for now, here's... DAVE'S FINAL JUDGMENT - THE DEFENSE - Some of the more shocking and brutal moments will please hard-core horror fans - Author doesn't play it safe and takes many risks while telling her story - The ...

    5 Zombie Stars This was just a straight-up good Zombie book, and has basically everything I look for in a Zombie adventure: Lots of time in cars on the highway, lots of foraging, the building of forts and the banding together of people. It's nicely paced- so it goes minute by mi...

    Ahhh...so I'm jumping back in to the Zombie books again - and what a way to start with this one! It delivered but didn't WOW - it has all the normal cliches of a zombie apocalypse but with an added bonus. Our heroine is introduced as a lesbian and is fighting her inner turmoil over her...

    I forced myself to finish this as about a little more than half way through I was ready to give up. So not my kind of zombie novel. ...

    DNF at 50% I tried with this book. I really did... This book kept showing up on my recommended list, and the blurb sounded good. A zombie story with two women kicking ass? Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, for me, the story just didn't follow up on the promise. I think it w...

    I have never been afraid of zombies - but I am now! This book is so intense that I ended up with a cramp in my hand because I was holding on to the book so tightly. GOODNESS! Action packed and fast paced. Readers should be warned that it is fairly graphic in it's descriptions. I...

    If you like fast-paced, action-packed, gore-filled, apocalyptic zombie stories, then this is one you don?t want to miss. I had a helluva good time reading it even though at times a few of the characters (Jenni) and some of the dialogue seriously grated on my nerves. In Book 1 of ...

    Holy Bajeebers!!!! I could literally NOT put that book down! Yesterday I read about 3 chapters, and then today it was like a freight train. I couldn't stop reading if my life depended on it. Where the heck do I even start...? The book starts off with the most heart wrenching s...

  • Ashley - The Bookish Brunette
    Apr 30, 2011

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

  • a
    May 02, 2012

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

  • Giselle
    Apr 15, 2011

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

  • Melankalia
    Oct 12, 2011

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

  • Bonnie
    Jun 03, 2011

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

    4 Disturbing Intriguing Stars! "So small. So very, very small. The tiny fingers clawed desperately under the edge of the door. Straining fingers. Straining to reach her. "Benjamin, please stop," she whispered." This was disgustingly good! Two women, Jenni and Katie, find ea...

    Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog! No one? except for Rhiannon Frater. Her vision of a Zombie Apocalypse was far more gruesome, gory, slightly funny and violently delightful. The Characters Katie is an ex-prosecutor (in pre-zombie days) who was married to the ...

  • Karen
    Jan 21, 2012

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

    4 Disturbing Intriguing Stars! "So small. So very, very small. The tiny fingers clawed desperately under the edge of the door. Straining fingers. Straining to reach her. "Benjamin, please stop," she whispered." This was disgustingly good! Two women, Jenni and Katie, find ea...

    Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog! No one? except for Rhiannon Frater. Her vision of a Zombie Apocalypse was far more gruesome, gory, slightly funny and violently delightful. The Characters Katie is an ex-prosecutor (in pre-zombie days) who was married to the ...

    Amateurish, badly written and repetitive. Premise: My kids got eaten and turned in to zombies but he has such a nice ass, she giggled to herself. ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The imagery is striking, but the writing left a lot to be desired. It felt barely edited, and the quality of the writing kept pulling me out of the story. I couldn't stay interested because from the beginning, small details kept confusing me. The whol...

  • Tanja Berg
    Jan 01, 2015

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

    4 Disturbing Intriguing Stars! "So small. So very, very small. The tiny fingers clawed desperately under the edge of the door. Straining fingers. Straining to reach her. "Benjamin, please stop," she whispered." This was disgustingly good! Two women, Jenni and Katie, find ea...

    Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog! No one? except for Rhiannon Frater. Her vision of a Zombie Apocalypse was far more gruesome, gory, slightly funny and violently delightful. The Characters Katie is an ex-prosecutor (in pre-zombie days) who was married to the ...

    Amateurish, badly written and repetitive. Premise: My kids got eaten and turned in to zombies but he has such a nice ass, she giggled to herself. ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The imagery is striking, but the writing left a lot to be desired. It felt barely edited, and the quality of the writing kept pulling me out of the story. I couldn't stay interested because from the beginning, small details kept confusing me. The whol...

    This book reminds me of so many movies. It?s Thelma & Louise meets Mr & Mrs Smith meets Pulp Fiction meets The Killer meets The Day of the Triffids. It?s something of a Bullet Ballet with two very cool heroines killing zombies in just about every way imaginable. Eve...

    "The First Days" is the first book in a new zombie series by Rhiannon Frater. Originally self-published all three books in the series are now being released by Tor US in fairly quick succession. As soon as I heard about this series I knew I had to read it, and squealed with delight whe...

    As a woman with a taste for apocalypse stories, I went into this novel with high hopes. After the first two chapters, I knew I should stop reading but I finished anyway. What spurred me on was the potential this book had - two female protagonists who survive and flourish during a zombi...

    After finishing The First Days the first book in the As the World Dies trilogy. I came to one conclusion about all Zombie books. The main characters have only two choices in this world: Plan A. Let what happened crush you, or in Jenni and Katie's case let the lose of those you l...

    I bought the trilogy based on recommendations I found on another forum. I made it 64% of the way through before giving up. It really wants to be a great story, but it gets bogged down by over explanations. The character development reminded me of Robert Jordan - give each character The...

    I'm almost at a loss as to what to say here because I know next to nothing about zombies or this type of book. I picked this up for two reasons and two reasons only. One was because the reading challenge I'm doing this spring has a task where I needed to read a sci-fi book. I asked my ...

    As the World Dies: The First Days is a fantastically scary zombie read that has you cheering the strong survivors until the end in a "world {that} had slid sideways into hell." The story begins with Jenni, ...a strange, strange girl in a strange, strange world", muttering to hersel...

    Full review to come when I have time to write it, but for now, here's... DAVE'S FINAL JUDGMENT - THE DEFENSE - Some of the more shocking and brutal moments will please hard-core horror fans - Author doesn't play it safe and takes many risks while telling her story - The ...

    5 Zombie Stars This was just a straight-up good Zombie book, and has basically everything I look for in a Zombie adventure: Lots of time in cars on the highway, lots of foraging, the building of forts and the banding together of people. It's nicely paced- so it goes minute by mi...

    Ahhh...so I'm jumping back in to the Zombie books again - and what a way to start with this one! It delivered but didn't WOW - it has all the normal cliches of a zombie apocalypse but with an added bonus. Our heroine is introduced as a lesbian and is fighting her inner turmoil over her...

    I forced myself to finish this as about a little more than half way through I was ready to give up. So not my kind of zombie novel. ...

    DNF at 50% I tried with this book. I really did... This book kept showing up on my recommended list, and the blurb sounded good. A zombie story with two women kicking ass? Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, for me, the story just didn't follow up on the promise. I think it w...

    I have never been afraid of zombies - but I am now! This book is so intense that I ended up with a cramp in my hand because I was holding on to the book so tightly. GOODNESS! Action packed and fast paced. Readers should be warned that it is fairly graphic in it's descriptions. I...

    If you like fast-paced, action-packed, gore-filled, apocalyptic zombie stories, then this is one you don?t want to miss. I had a helluva good time reading it even though at times a few of the characters (Jenni) and some of the dialogue seriously grated on my nerves. In Book 1 of ...

    Holy Bajeebers!!!! I could literally NOT put that book down! Yesterday I read about 3 chapters, and then today it was like a freight train. I couldn't stop reading if my life depended on it. Where the heck do I even start...? The book starts off with the most heart wrenching s...

    This didn't do anything to me. It's probably more of a 2.4* because of it did not get on my nerves. I didn't like it either. Just another zombie apocalypse and a handful of lucky human beings who realize what is going on (or saved by someone) before they're ripped apart themselves. Kat...

  • Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
    Aug 16, 2014

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

    4 Disturbing Intriguing Stars! "So small. So very, very small. The tiny fingers clawed desperately under the edge of the door. Straining fingers. Straining to reach her. "Benjamin, please stop," she whispered." This was disgustingly good! Two women, Jenni and Katie, find ea...

    Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog! No one? except for Rhiannon Frater. Her vision of a Zombie Apocalypse was far more gruesome, gory, slightly funny and violently delightful. The Characters Katie is an ex-prosecutor (in pre-zombie days) who was married to the ...

    Amateurish, badly written and repetitive. Premise: My kids got eaten and turned in to zombies but he has such a nice ass, she giggled to herself. ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The imagery is striking, but the writing left a lot to be desired. It felt barely edited, and the quality of the writing kept pulling me out of the story. I couldn't stay interested because from the beginning, small details kept confusing me. The whol...

    This book reminds me of so many movies. It?s Thelma & Louise meets Mr & Mrs Smith meets Pulp Fiction meets The Killer meets The Day of the Triffids. It?s something of a Bullet Ballet with two very cool heroines killing zombies in just about every way imaginable. Eve...

    "The First Days" is the first book in a new zombie series by Rhiannon Frater. Originally self-published all three books in the series are now being released by Tor US in fairly quick succession. As soon as I heard about this series I knew I had to read it, and squealed with delight whe...

    As a woman with a taste for apocalypse stories, I went into this novel with high hopes. After the first two chapters, I knew I should stop reading but I finished anyway. What spurred me on was the potential this book had - two female protagonists who survive and flourish during a zombi...

    After finishing The First Days the first book in the As the World Dies trilogy. I came to one conclusion about all Zombie books. The main characters have only two choices in this world: Plan A. Let what happened crush you, or in Jenni and Katie's case let the lose of those you l...

    I bought the trilogy based on recommendations I found on another forum. I made it 64% of the way through before giving up. It really wants to be a great story, but it gets bogged down by over explanations. The character development reminded me of Robert Jordan - give each character The...

    I'm almost at a loss as to what to say here because I know next to nothing about zombies or this type of book. I picked this up for two reasons and two reasons only. One was because the reading challenge I'm doing this spring has a task where I needed to read a sci-fi book. I asked my ...

    As the World Dies: The First Days is a fantastically scary zombie read that has you cheering the strong survivors until the end in a "world {that} had slid sideways into hell." The story begins with Jenni, ...a strange, strange girl in a strange, strange world", muttering to hersel...

    Full review to come when I have time to write it, but for now, here's... DAVE'S FINAL JUDGMENT - THE DEFENSE - Some of the more shocking and brutal moments will please hard-core horror fans - Author doesn't play it safe and takes many risks while telling her story - The ...

    5 Zombie Stars This was just a straight-up good Zombie book, and has basically everything I look for in a Zombie adventure: Lots of time in cars on the highway, lots of foraging, the building of forts and the banding together of people. It's nicely paced- so it goes minute by mi...

    Ahhh...so I'm jumping back in to the Zombie books again - and what a way to start with this one! It delivered but didn't WOW - it has all the normal cliches of a zombie apocalypse but with an added bonus. Our heroine is introduced as a lesbian and is fighting her inner turmoil over her...

  • Ian
    May 15, 2013

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

    4 Disturbing Intriguing Stars! "So small. So very, very small. The tiny fingers clawed desperately under the edge of the door. Straining fingers. Straining to reach her. "Benjamin, please stop," she whispered." This was disgustingly good! Two women, Jenni and Katie, find ea...

    Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog! No one? except for Rhiannon Frater. Her vision of a Zombie Apocalypse was far more gruesome, gory, slightly funny and violently delightful. The Characters Katie is an ex-prosecutor (in pre-zombie days) who was married to the ...

    Amateurish, badly written and repetitive. Premise: My kids got eaten and turned in to zombies but he has such a nice ass, she giggled to herself. ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The imagery is striking, but the writing left a lot to be desired. It felt barely edited, and the quality of the writing kept pulling me out of the story. I couldn't stay interested because from the beginning, small details kept confusing me. The whol...

    This book reminds me of so many movies. It?s Thelma & Louise meets Mr & Mrs Smith meets Pulp Fiction meets The Killer meets The Day of the Triffids. It?s something of a Bullet Ballet with two very cool heroines killing zombies in just about every way imaginable. Eve...

  • Jenni Arndt
    Mar 10, 2012

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

  • David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party
    Dec 26, 2012

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

    4 Disturbing Intriguing Stars! "So small. So very, very small. The tiny fingers clawed desperately under the edge of the door. Straining fingers. Straining to reach her. "Benjamin, please stop," she whispered." This was disgustingly good! Two women, Jenni and Katie, find ea...

    Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog! No one? except for Rhiannon Frater. Her vision of a Zombie Apocalypse was far more gruesome, gory, slightly funny and violently delightful. The Characters Katie is an ex-prosecutor (in pre-zombie days) who was married to the ...

    Amateurish, badly written and repetitive. Premise: My kids got eaten and turned in to zombies but he has such a nice ass, she giggled to herself. ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The imagery is striking, but the writing left a lot to be desired. It felt barely edited, and the quality of the writing kept pulling me out of the story. I couldn't stay interested because from the beginning, small details kept confusing me. The whol...

    This book reminds me of so many movies. It?s Thelma & Louise meets Mr & Mrs Smith meets Pulp Fiction meets The Killer meets The Day of the Triffids. It?s something of a Bullet Ballet with two very cool heroines killing zombies in just about every way imaginable. Eve...

    "The First Days" is the first book in a new zombie series by Rhiannon Frater. Originally self-published all three books in the series are now being released by Tor US in fairly quick succession. As soon as I heard about this series I knew I had to read it, and squealed with delight whe...

    As a woman with a taste for apocalypse stories, I went into this novel with high hopes. After the first two chapters, I knew I should stop reading but I finished anyway. What spurred me on was the potential this book had - two female protagonists who survive and flourish during a zombi...

    After finishing The First Days the first book in the As the World Dies trilogy. I came to one conclusion about all Zombie books. The main characters have only two choices in this world: Plan A. Let what happened crush you, or in Jenni and Katie's case let the lose of those you l...

    I bought the trilogy based on recommendations I found on another forum. I made it 64% of the way through before giving up. It really wants to be a great story, but it gets bogged down by over explanations. The character development reminded me of Robert Jordan - give each character The...

    I'm almost at a loss as to what to say here because I know next to nothing about zombies or this type of book. I picked this up for two reasons and two reasons only. One was because the reading challenge I'm doing this spring has a task where I needed to read a sci-fi book. I asked my ...

    As the World Dies: The First Days is a fantastically scary zombie read that has you cheering the strong survivors until the end in a "world {that} had slid sideways into hell." The story begins with Jenni, ...a strange, strange girl in a strange, strange world", muttering to hersel...

    Full review to come when I have time to write it, but for now, here's... DAVE'S FINAL JUDGMENT - THE DEFENSE - Some of the more shocking and brutal moments will please hard-core horror fans - Author doesn't play it safe and takes many risks while telling her story - The ...

  • Amanda
    Mar 04, 2013

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

    4 Disturbing Intriguing Stars! "So small. So very, very small. The tiny fingers clawed desperately under the edge of the door. Straining fingers. Straining to reach her. "Benjamin, please stop," she whispered." This was disgustingly good! Two women, Jenni and Katie, find ea...

    Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog! No one? except for Rhiannon Frater. Her vision of a Zombie Apocalypse was far more gruesome, gory, slightly funny and violently delightful. The Characters Katie is an ex-prosecutor (in pre-zombie days) who was married to the ...

    Amateurish, badly written and repetitive. Premise: My kids got eaten and turned in to zombies but he has such a nice ass, she giggled to herself. ...

  • S.K. Munt
    Aug 11, 2015

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

    4 Disturbing Intriguing Stars! "So small. So very, very small. The tiny fingers clawed desperately under the edge of the door. Straining fingers. Straining to reach her. "Benjamin, please stop," she whispered." This was disgustingly good! Two women, Jenni and Katie, find ea...

    Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog! No one? except for Rhiannon Frater. Her vision of a Zombie Apocalypse was far more gruesome, gory, slightly funny and violently delightful. The Characters Katie is an ex-prosecutor (in pre-zombie days) who was married to the ...

    Amateurish, badly written and repetitive. Premise: My kids got eaten and turned in to zombies but he has such a nice ass, she giggled to herself. ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The imagery is striking, but the writing left a lot to be desired. It felt barely edited, and the quality of the writing kept pulling me out of the story. I couldn't stay interested because from the beginning, small details kept confusing me. The whol...

    This book reminds me of so many movies. It?s Thelma & Louise meets Mr & Mrs Smith meets Pulp Fiction meets The Killer meets The Day of the Triffids. It?s something of a Bullet Ballet with two very cool heroines killing zombies in just about every way imaginable. Eve...

    "The First Days" is the first book in a new zombie series by Rhiannon Frater. Originally self-published all three books in the series are now being released by Tor US in fairly quick succession. As soon as I heard about this series I knew I had to read it, and squealed with delight whe...

    As a woman with a taste for apocalypse stories, I went into this novel with high hopes. After the first two chapters, I knew I should stop reading but I finished anyway. What spurred me on was the potential this book had - two female protagonists who survive and flourish during a zombi...

    After finishing The First Days the first book in the As the World Dies trilogy. I came to one conclusion about all Zombie books. The main characters have only two choices in this world: Plan A. Let what happened crush you, or in Jenni and Katie's case let the lose of those you l...

    I bought the trilogy based on recommendations I found on another forum. I made it 64% of the way through before giving up. It really wants to be a great story, but it gets bogged down by over explanations. The character development reminded me of Robert Jordan - give each character The...

    I'm almost at a loss as to what to say here because I know next to nothing about zombies or this type of book. I picked this up for two reasons and two reasons only. One was because the reading challenge I'm doing this spring has a task where I needed to read a sci-fi book. I asked my ...

    As the World Dies: The First Days is a fantastically scary zombie read that has you cheering the strong survivors until the end in a "world {that} had slid sideways into hell." The story begins with Jenni, ...a strange, strange girl in a strange, strange world", muttering to hersel...

    Full review to come when I have time to write it, but for now, here's... DAVE'S FINAL JUDGMENT - THE DEFENSE - Some of the more shocking and brutal moments will please hard-core horror fans - Author doesn't play it safe and takes many risks while telling her story - The ...

    5 Zombie Stars This was just a straight-up good Zombie book, and has basically everything I look for in a Zombie adventure: Lots of time in cars on the highway, lots of foraging, the building of forts and the banding together of people. It's nicely paced- so it goes minute by mi...

  • Jess
    Jul 16, 2013

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

    4 Disturbing Intriguing Stars! "So small. So very, very small. The tiny fingers clawed desperately under the edge of the door. Straining fingers. Straining to reach her. "Benjamin, please stop," she whispered." This was disgustingly good! Two women, Jenni and Katie, find ea...

    Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog! No one? except for Rhiannon Frater. Her vision of a Zombie Apocalypse was far more gruesome, gory, slightly funny and violently delightful. The Characters Katie is an ex-prosecutor (in pre-zombie days) who was married to the ...

    Amateurish, badly written and repetitive. Premise: My kids got eaten and turned in to zombies but he has such a nice ass, she giggled to herself. ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The imagery is striking, but the writing left a lot to be desired. It felt barely edited, and the quality of the writing kept pulling me out of the story. I couldn't stay interested because from the beginning, small details kept confusing me. The whol...

    This book reminds me of so many movies. It?s Thelma & Louise meets Mr & Mrs Smith meets Pulp Fiction meets The Killer meets The Day of the Triffids. It?s something of a Bullet Ballet with two very cool heroines killing zombies in just about every way imaginable. Eve...

    "The First Days" is the first book in a new zombie series by Rhiannon Frater. Originally self-published all three books in the series are now being released by Tor US in fairly quick succession. As soon as I heard about this series I knew I had to read it, and squealed with delight whe...

    As a woman with a taste for apocalypse stories, I went into this novel with high hopes. After the first two chapters, I knew I should stop reading but I finished anyway. What spurred me on was the potential this book had - two female protagonists who survive and flourish during a zombi...

  • DoodlePanda
    Jun 25, 2014

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...

    On the heels of my Walking Dead obsession, THE FIRST DAYS fit the bill perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone who?s a fan of the zombie genre. From the very first page I was hooked, I mean how could you not be both intrigued and freaked out by passages like this ? ?Tiny...

    I absolutely loved this book. Love, love love it. In less than a day, the world dies, when it gets taken over by zombies. Yes, zombies. The idea alone made me laugh as well. Until I read this book. My smile faded pretty quickly. This is the story of two different women, who come ...

    At the heart of it, aren't most zombie books/movies the same? The crisis starts and the challenge becomes dodging flesh eaters while reuniting and rediscovering humanity. One of the things I love about the apocalypse is that everyone is prey. Division of sexes, ages, races, sexualiti...

    OH. MY. GOD. Where do I start? From the very FIRST paragraph- I was hooked! Jenni- with an 'i' is standing on her front porch staring at "tiny fingers" trying to claw their way out from underneath the front door. Her terror IS MY terror from the very beginning, as she recounts the e...

    You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. I bought the first days after reading many glowing reviews on GoodReads, I went into it with pretty high expectations. I wouldn't say I was let down per se, but my expectations definitely were not met with this one. The First Days by...

    4 Disturbing Intriguing Stars! "So small. So very, very small. The tiny fingers clawed desperately under the edge of the door. Straining fingers. Straining to reach her. "Benjamin, please stop," she whispered." This was disgustingly good! Two women, Jenni and Katie, find ea...

    Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog! No one? except for Rhiannon Frater. Her vision of a Zombie Apocalypse was far more gruesome, gory, slightly funny and violently delightful. The Characters Katie is an ex-prosecutor (in pre-zombie days) who was married to the ...

    Amateurish, badly written and repetitive. Premise: My kids got eaten and turned in to zombies but he has such a nice ass, she giggled to herself. ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The imagery is striking, but the writing left a lot to be desired. It felt barely edited, and the quality of the writing kept pulling me out of the story. I couldn't stay interested because from the beginning, small details kept confusing me. The whol...

    This book reminds me of so many movies. It?s Thelma & Louise meets Mr & Mrs Smith meets Pulp Fiction meets The Killer meets The Day of the Triffids. It?s something of a Bullet Ballet with two very cool heroines killing zombies in just about every way imaginable. Eve...

    "The First Days" is the first book in a new zombie series by Rhiannon Frater. Originally self-published all three books in the series are now being released by Tor US in fairly quick succession. As soon as I heard about this series I knew I had to read it, and squealed with delight whe...

    As a woman with a taste for apocalypse stories, I went into this novel with high hopes. After the first two chapters, I knew I should stop reading but I finished anyway. What spurred me on was the potential this book had - two female protagonists who survive and flourish during a zombi...

    After finishing The First Days the first book in the As the World Dies trilogy. I came to one conclusion about all Zombie books. The main characters have only two choices in this world: Plan A. Let what happened crush you, or in Jenni and Katie's case let the lose of those you l...

    I bought the trilogy based on recommendations I found on another forum. I made it 64% of the way through before giving up. It really wants to be a great story, but it gets bogged down by over explanations. The character development reminded me of Robert Jordan - give each character The...

    I'm almost at a loss as to what to say here because I know next to nothing about zombies or this type of book. I picked this up for two reasons and two reasons only. One was because the reading challenge I'm doing this spring has a task where I needed to read a sci-fi book. I asked my ...

    As the World Dies: The First Days is a fantastically scary zombie read that has you cheering the strong survivors until the end in a "world {that} had slid sideways into hell." The story begins with Jenni, ...a strange, strange girl in a strange, strange world", muttering to hersel...

    Full review to come when I have time to write it, but for now, here's... DAVE'S FINAL JUDGMENT - THE DEFENSE - Some of the more shocking and brutal moments will please hard-core horror fans - Author doesn't play it safe and takes many risks while telling her story - The ...

    5 Zombie Stars This was just a straight-up good Zombie book, and has basically everything I look for in a Zombie adventure: Lots of time in cars on the highway, lots of foraging, the building of forts and the banding together of people. It's nicely paced- so it goes minute by mi...

    Ahhh...so I'm jumping back in to the Zombie books again - and what a way to start with this one! It delivered but didn't WOW - it has all the normal cliches of a zombie apocalypse but with an added bonus. Our heroine is introduced as a lesbian and is fighting her inner turmoil over her...

    I forced myself to finish this as about a little more than half way through I was ready to give up. So not my kind of zombie novel. ...

    DNF at 50% I tried with this book. I really did... This book kept showing up on my recommended list, and the blurb sounded good. A zombie story with two women kicking ass? Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, for me, the story just didn't follow up on the promise. I think it w...

  • Stacia (the 2010 club)
    Aug 03, 2011

    I cannot understand what everyone sees in this book. I was expecting "Thelma & Louise" plus zombies, and that's...sorta...where it started, but it just got worse and worse as it went along. To begin with, the (somewhat) interesting action scenes did not in any way make up for havin...

    Zombie stories are my guilty pleasure. They're exciting, full of action, gory, but they terrify me to bits. Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy feat. So, as expected, I read this with my heart pounding from start to finish, knowing that these people are most likely doomed no matte...

    I wrote this novel, so I've read it more times than I care to count. I think I almost have it memorized. :) ...

    Could it be? Is this really a zombie novel with two bad ass heroines kicking butt and taking names? Oh. No. It isn't. I'll give Frater credit where credit is due: this story starts off like a really awesome slap in the face. We're introduced to Jenni, who is staring at the tiny baby...

    Back by request. It's time for another game of : THIS was round 1. Onward to round 2. *Edit* All spoiler tags are safe to click on. The tags are only here for the purpose of the game. Although, really, this could have been "dude" round 2. More than a few instances had me thi...