Updated: Jan 11
“Before she became the Girl from Nowhere - the One Who Walked In, the First and Last and Only, who lived a thousand years - she was just a little girl in Iowa, named Amy. Amy Harper Bellafonte.”
Horror, Science Fiction, Apocalyptic
This is not your average apocalyptic novel. It is so much more. I read the first paragraph, and then could not stop. I encourage you to not be turned off by the zombie apocalypse theme if you are generally not into that type of book. Take a chance and step outside your comfort zone.
If you like this type of book, you will fall in love with this trilogy.
This is a great trilogy. My reviews of the next two books in this trilogy are short, but that doesn't mean those two books weren't good. They were great.
I think what I enjoy about Justin Cronin is his ability to write what amounts to horror (though this is often listed as science fiction), without the detailed graphic violence which so many other horror writers use. The story is so good that I kept forgetting this was going toward a zombie apocalypse. And regarding that, Cronin creates something which seems plausible. And as you will discover, these aren't your average zombies. They are fast and lethal. Portions of this books will keep you on the edge of your seat.
This is plain and simple a great story with a very unique protagonist.