Author: Susanne Winnacker
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Publication Date: May 15, 2012
Blurb from Goodreads:
Sherry has lived with her family in a sealed bunker since things went wrong up above. But when they run out of food, Sherry and her dad must venture outside. There they find a world of devastation, desolation...and the Weepers: savage, mutant killers.
When Sherry's dad is snatched, she joins forces with gorgeous but troubled Joshua - an Avenger, determined to destroy the Weepers.
But can Sherry keep her family and Joshua safe, when his desire for vengeance threatens them all?
Dystopian novels are extremely popular right now, and this book illustrates, perfectly, why that is. I don't know if you'd really call the monsters in this book "zombies", but they definitely fall into the same category as a zombie. They are blood-thirsty, flesh-eating, man-hunting, monsters. And boy, are Ms. Winnacker's Weepers, scary!
The description of their physical appearance, stirs up thoughts and memories of the fearsome creatures that I was afraid would be hiding under my bed as a child. I really enjoyed how original these Weepers are from other man-eating creatures that are currently out there. Some are hairy, some are not. Some are more human-looking, while others resemble humans only in the way our bodies are generally structured. But, they all have in common their general make-up. They are fast, cunning, and will hunt you down.
I enjoyed the main character, Sherry. I think I liked her best because she's someone I could totally relate to. She has the guts and the bravery, but sometimes that gets executed poorly. But, as the store unfolds, so does Sherry. She matures and comes into her own. A girl that starts off hiding with her family in a bunker, morphs into a girl ready to take on Weepers and possible other, unforeseen enemies. Which, in a significant plot twist, you find out, they are there.
Her relationship with Joshua is slow-building. In reality, however, I think this is accurate, so it makes their relationship more believable. Joshua is an endearing character. I can see from the start that he wants to protect. Not just Sherry, but anyone that he can save. And, I absolutely LOVE that about him.
This story has it all for me! You've got romance, suspense, horror, and I feel like there are sooo many places that this story can go, and I'm so excited to follow along on the ride!
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
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