Germination (Feast of Weeds Novella #1) by Jamie Thornton 5/5
A group of runaways. A horrifying virus.
Mary knows how to thrive on the street. She makes it her mission to keep other kids away from everyday monsters. But when she’s attacked by a crazed man clutching a bloody heart she realizes—there’s a new kind of monster in town.
A single drop of blood, and now Mary’s one of the infected. Unless she can stop the virus and save her friends, the new monster in town might just be her.
A post-apocalyptic Young Adult series where the runaways are the heroes, the zombies aren’t really zombies, and you can’t trust your memories—even if they’re all you have left.
I downloaded this book for free from Amazon Kindle.
What a great short story. I was drawn into the narrative from the start, and loved the different spin on the zombie/ infection outbreak genre. Yes, there are some zombie tropes, but the POV is interesting and different from the usual survivor POV. The blog post excerpts added more depth to the main character’s life style, and were raw and real.
This book is only 92 pages long, and most short stories always fall short on character development, but not this one. I’m a stickler for well rounded, believable characters and I loved every one in the gang, and they all played their part in the ‘family’ dynamic.
If you enjoy a zombie story with great group dynamics and believable characters, then this is for you. I shall definitely be downloading the sequel.
This book is currently free on Amazon, so what have you got to lose?
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