Date read: February 5, 2015
1. Writing on the Wall - Paperback | Kindle
2. Backs Against the Wall
3. Tearing Down the Wall
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It's been nearly a decade since the world ended. Since Joss watched her parents die at the hands of a nightmare, a nightmare that stalks her even now, all these years later. That's the problem with the Risen - they refuse to die.Thoughts on Writing on the Wall: I absolutely adore post-apocalyptic settings where danger roams the streets and every day is a fresh battle for survival. It's even better when the danger doesn't necessarily come from the source you think it will. Zombies? Yeah, they're not terribly fun to tangle with. Human survivors who say they're trying to help but really only want to subjugate you to their way of thinking? HELL NO.
But Joss is a survivor. A loner living in the post-apocalyptic streets of Seattle. It's a world dictated by Risen and the looming threat of the Colonists, a group of fellow survivors living comfortably in their compounds and patrolling the wild, looking to "save" the orphans of the end.
Orphans like Joss.
As a member of an all male gang, Ryan is a threat as real as the Risen, a threat Joss avoids at all costs. Then one night their paths cross and Joss makes a choice that goes against all of her instincts. A choice that will threaten everything she has.
Now a new outbreak is imminent and the Colonists are closing in. Joss' solitary, secret world will be blown wide open and the comfortable numbness she's lived in for the last six years will burn away leaving her aching and afraid.
I'll take the zombies any day over them.
Needless to say, Joss's story to hit the spot. She's alone and fiercely independent, but for all she fights against Ryan's presence she craves it, too. Ryan's one hell of a sweetheart in this crazy, messed up world. Things could have gone much differently if he had been someone who took what he wanted without regard for whether or not Joss was willing to give it.
Instead, the two of them make an unlikely and incredibly sweet couple. Well, sort of couple. I'm sure they'll be a couple once zombies and survivors and other crazy stuff stop getting in their way.
You know, I really need to start reading book 2 now. Like, immediately.