Now while this book didn't have me glued to the pages, it still didn't take me long to get through it. It's a very emotive read and my heart ached for Mary, our protagonist, throughout most of the book. She is quiet a fragile character I think, at least until the end. She has no clue what she really wants until it taken from her, which was no doubt what Ryan was going for. Mary gets rather jealous about most things at a time were jealousy really is not needed, some parts of her remind me of Katniss from the Hunger Games; a forced heroine who doesn't actually know what she's doing but is likable none the same.
I find that there really isn't any other characters that I like that much. They are all quite selfish, considering the way they have been raised. Cass, Henry and Travis start out quite innocent and then turn a little, though it isn't really without reason, they are going through the worst time of their lives, what with their own deaths on the doorstep. The person I dislike the most was Jed, Mary's brother, and yet he redeems himself a bit later on.
I would completely recommend this read to people who like to read anything with paranormal tones. especially those who want a change from the vampire/werewolf theme and those who don't mind a little bit of gross violence. What with it being a zombie book, be prepared for descriptions of people being eaten but none of that is actually so detailed that you cringe. It was fresh and I enjoyed reading a book that didn't string along the happiness in a situation where it would be hard to be happy, the behavior of the characters seems true to what would happen if zombies walked the earth.
Books 4 Brains Rating;