Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mortality (The Hitchiker Strain #1) by Kellie Sheridan - Ashley's Pre-Reading

*I received this book as an eARC from Patchwork Press on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. *

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Title: Mortality
Author: Kellie Sheridan
Year Published: 2013

Synopsis: After surviving a deadly plague outbreak, sixteen-year-old Savannah thought she had lived through the very worst of human history. There was no way to know that the miracle vaccine would put everyone at risk for a fate worse than un-death. 

Now, two very different kinds of infected walk the Earth, intent on nothing but feeding and destroying what little remains of civilization. When the inoculated are bitten, infection means watching on in silent horror as self-control disappears and the idea of feasting on loved ones becomes increasingly hard to ignore.

Starving and forced to live inside of the abandoned high school, all Savannah wants is the chance to fight back. When a strange boy arrives with a plan to set everything right, she gets her chance. Meeting Cole changes everything. Mere survival will never be enough.

Why?: Zombies, a virus, adventure, romance, and mystery? Count me in! Also, I loved Sheridan's novella Follow the White Rabbit, so I really wanted to see what a full length novel from her would be like.

Expectations: I expect a zombie novel that takes place in an alternate version of our world. Plus a lot of running (one of the most important rules in a zombie apocalypse is cardio, after all), as well as some crazy disease that has caused people to become un-dead.  I'm also looking forward to a strong heroine who needs a little romance in her life.

Judging a book by its cover: I really love the cover. Two girls, one alive and one that looks pretty dead. I would probably pick this one up as soon as I saw it on a shelf 


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