“A post apocalyptic zombie book for women. Without the zombies”
The Demon Virus spreads worldwide in a matter of days leaving nothing but a few uninfected people in its path along with disease-riddled survivors who possess homicidal tendencies.
Carson drives across the country, back to her parents’ farm, with her son Ronan to begin a new life in a post-apocalyptic world. There she discovers more uninfected people like herself and attempts to build new relationships after the devastating loss of her husband.
Two men distract Carson from her grief, each possessing different characteristics that she found, loved and needed in her husband. Cooper has a bad attitude but gives Carson the space she needs with his self-sufficient, independent ways. Ben panders after her but exhibits a kindness she appreciates. Neither of them embody all of which she lost in her husband’s death.
The need for human interaction intertwines with the daily struggle of tribulation, remorse and adjustment, revolving around the constant battles between the uninfected and the last remaining homicidal maniacs. ‘Days Of Love and Blood’ is a story which examines the bonds created between people in times of change with an unexpected shocking end that will have you questioning your own threshold for pain.
I was really intrigued by the book description, a “zombie book for women without the zombies”, so of course I wanted to find out more about it.
Starts with Carson a strong woman that will do anything to keep her son alive in the middle of the devastation caused by a virus that kills people and in some cases it transforms them in something call “homicidals”. This story makes you question how far will you be willing to go to survive and to keep safe the people you love and what can you lose in the middle of it.
I enjoyed how throughout all the book I got the chance to know more about how was Carson’s life before the virus started to spread, this allowed me to be more engaged to her character, and then there was Copper, I just love his character.
This book made me feel many emotions: fear, anticipation, anxiety, tenderness, compassion, at one point I was angry for what was happening (I won’t reveal any spoilers here) and at another I was even crying.
The story had everything to keep me interested: action, romance, suspense, drama, I started reading this book around 8 pm and I couldn’t put it down until I finished it (It was 4 am).
I truly recommend this book and I’m looking forward to read more from this author in the future.