“Out there, it was a survival of the fittest. And she was going to survive.”
The good: Had everything I like in post apocalyptic tales: zombies, romance, realism, and steam!
My thoughts: “Alive” was a really enjoyable read. I was introduced to it by Megan’s beta reader and fellow author, Kenya Wright, after I had been invited to take part in both authors’ releases on November 22nd. I’m so glad Kenya did message me the invite or else I would have totally missed the chance on this awesome book!
“Alive” to me kind of reminded of me of one of my favorite television shows, The Walking Dead, but a sexier, grittier, and “younger” feel. I loved the post apocalyptic world that Megan sets up of survival and even sex. Yes, sex guys. I don’t know what it was about the Walking Dead that didn’t include sex as one of the natural aspects which comes into light during times of these. I get that you have to always be on your toes but sex is definitely a heightened factor in dystopian tales since it is a rational reaction of what happens as a way to retain a part of humanity.
My verdict: I highly recommend!
I enjoyed everything from the plot, the storyline, and the perspectives and backgrounds of the different characters. It’s so real and although I got frustrated at times with the characters, it totally was reasonable and pragmatic. There were of course, sad parts and times of mourning in the story since what more can you expect in zombie. BUT, the ending was quite the ringer!! I mean, what a cliffhanger!! Not cool, Megan, not cool! LOL. Nah, just kidding. But I already want more! So all and all, awesome debut for me in regards to my first Megan D. Martin read!! Can’t wait for more!!
-Overall : 8.5
-Plot : 8.5
-Writing : 8.5
-Characters : 8.5
-Cover : 8
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