Renee Conoulty: Asylum by Shana Festa


Monday, 6 April 2015

Asylum by Shana Festa

Surviving the journey is just the beginning. 

The last two months have brought nothing but death and destruction for Emma Rossi. She survived the initial zombie outbreak with her husband, Jake, and their dog, Daphne, but the cost was steep: Sanibel has fallen. 

In a world where the only constant is change, the group is pushed to their limits before reaching the gates of Asylum, a coastal stronghold in Sarasota, Florida. 

Once again, Emma must navigate an apocalyptic wasteland filled with relentless hordes of the undead and other menacing horrors that threaten her survival. 

Only thing is certain. No one is safe from what lurks on either side of Asylum's gates. Sanity will be tested; and many won't live to tell the tale. 

Hey! Here's my review.

This is the second book in Shana Festa's time of Death zombie series. It picks up where book one left off, a couple of months after the first zombie outbreak. The main character, Emma, is on the run with her family, fighting for survival. 

I really like Emma - she is upbeat and tries to stay positive in the face of the world falling apart, the horror she has seen and the gruesome things she has had to do. She can also be snarky, humourous and throw a tantrum. She is devoted to her dog, Daphne, and has so far managed to keep her safe too. Shana, if you're reading this, don't you dare kill off Daphne!

I was more emotionally drawn into this book, even getting choked up a bit over one of the character's deaths. If I can care that much about a character who wasn't even in the first book, then that says good writing to me. There were also moments where I actually laughed out loud.....Tuesday.

I received a copy of the audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review. Sarah Tancer continued to do a great job narrating book 2. Can't wait for book 3 to be released!
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