I honestly am not sure what the exact point of this novella was because it didn’t offer anything new or original to the Forest of Hands and Teeth series. It’s basically the story of a few random people and how they survive the first onslaught of zombies.
There is nothing original about the storyline at all. It’s your atypical zombie apocalypse scenario and the character’s are so stereotypical and cliché it’s embarrassing. The weak one, the funny one, the strong but on the inside not strong one, blah, blah,blah. And then….
They all die.
I’m not even kidding. That’s it. We meet a few randomers, they hole up in an apartment to get away from crazy zombies, two pages later they starve to death. Bye bye. We don’t learn anything about how the villages and civilisations came about in the series. We don’t see any of the characters from the books. We don’t learn how or why people decided to turn crazy and eat each other. Nothing.
Disappointing with a capital D.
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