Friday, 11 October 2013

After The Virus by Meghan Ciana Doidge

After The Virus
Blurb (from Goodreads):
After the virus decimates 99.9% of the world’s population, and all traces of humanity along with it, Rhiannon and Will are forced to move beyond their past fame, fortune, and personal demons to rescue a mute girl from the clutches of two warring cults.

WARNING: this post-apocalyptic love story contains mature situations, violence, and language.

After The Virus by Meghan Ciana Doidge

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

After The Virus(Source: I received a digital copy of this book as a gift. Thanks to author Meghan Ciana Doidge.)
A virus has killed most of the human population on earth, leaving just a small handful of ‘immune’.
Will was taunted by racists in the town where he lived, but now everyone but him is dead, so he’s been tidying the town up alone.
Rhiannon was a famous movie star, but now she’s just trying to avoid being raped by some nut cases that want to repopulate the world one baby at a time.
Can Rhiannon and Will survive alone? Can they help each other? And will they ever be free of people who are trying to kill them?

This was an okay post-apocalyptic story, but there were a couple of things that annoyed me.

Rhiannon and Will were both okay characters, and were both standing on their own two feet in the aftermath of the virus. I liked how neither had given up, and continued to fight to survive.

I thought the storyline in this book was okay, although I enjoyed the beginning more than the rest of the story. I was a bit annoyed that even though Rhiannon and Will were consistently tracked down and harassed by certain people, to the point where they were almost killed, or in Rhiannon’s case raped, they never killed anyone. Okay, taking a life is a big thing, but when it is post-apocalypse, and the same people continue to keep trying to kill them, wouldn’t it be easier, instead of incapacitating them briefly and running, to just kill them? And the same goes for the infected. If these same people who are harassing them are dragging around zombies to threaten them with, why not just kill the stupid zombies? I mean, they’re basically already dead aren’t they?

Anyway, the rest of the story was alright, although I did get slightly confused with all the different characters, and the groups that they belonged to. The ending was also okay, and we got a happily ever after, which was good.
Overall; an okay post-apocalyptic zombie story.
6.5 out of 10.

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