Monday, October 30, 2017

Horror Book Review - Divided by R.L. Blalock

Reviews by Anniek

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Colin is at work when the world falls apart. He has gotten disturbing messages on his phone from his wife, Liv. She's telling him things he doesn't dare to believe until he sees it with his own eyes. Stuck in the city, he and his friends need to find a way to get away from the danger. A bridge divides him from his wife and daughter. Will Colin be able to survive in a world that's full of death? And will his family be safely waiting for him when he does?

Now that the dead are after the living, Colin needs to change. He's always been a kindhearted man who worked hard to provide for his family. His only goal is to get to Liv and his daughter Elli. He doesn't know if they survived, but he has a rock solid believe in Liv that she'll do whatever it takes to stay safe and alive. Colin and Liv agreed that if something would ever happen that would get them separated they would meet up again at a farm in the woods. Is this farm the safe haven that they thought it would be?

When I started reading Divided I knew how Colin's story would end. The first book in this series Devour already gave me this information. It didn't make his story any less interesting though. I was glued to the pages from the beginning and didn't want to put this book down. Colin finds it difficult to deal with the man he has become, but in order to survive he does whatever he needs to do. As a parent I can relate to his desperate need to get to his family. When everything around you falls apart and when every moment can be your last it isn't possible to always be a follower. I loved the action-packed scenes and I couldn't read fast enough to get to the ending. R.L. Blalock has written a brilliant series about survivors in a zombie infested world. I love this genre and this series is absolutely in my top ten.

Advice

If you're a lover of the zombie genre Divided is an absolute must-read. I highly recommend this gripping story that chilled me to the bone.

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Fight or Die? I'm going to fight. What's your choice?

Wyatt is halfway through his twelve-hour shift. He often phones his wife, just to let her know that he's safe and to say that he loves her. Work has been chaotic all morning. There are more incoming calls than usual. Wyatt is on his way to check up on a call when the dispatcher urges all officers to return to the station. While it's against his nature Wyatt drops his investigations and jumps into his car. Wyatt never expected to be fighting for his life at a day that started in such a normal way. Will he be able to get to safety in time and what will happen to his wife and young son?

Wyatt is a police officer and a loving father and husband. He takes his job very seriously and when he realizes how urgent the situation is he tries to get as much people as possible inside the walls of the police station, not knowing that the already injured people are a threat as well. When Olivia, a young mother who's trying to get to safety as well, comes through on the walkie talkie Wyatt discovers what's going on outside. Wyatt has to stay strong for the people around him and I loved the way he handles difficult situations. He does what needs to be done, even though this sometimes may be hard. Wyatt is someone I would love to have on my side when the end of the world as we know it would come. 

The Darkest Days is a gripping story about surviving in a changed world. Now that the world no longer belongs to the humans, people have to find a way to stay alive. I have been hooked on the Death & Decay series ever since I read Devour. R.L. Blalock always manages to shock me with her thrilling and terrifying stories. The Darkest Days made me feel scared, it made me cry and it filled me with hope for the survivors. The main characters feel like real people and this makes the story even more creepy. I absolutely love this series and I can't wait to start reading the second book, Divided.

Advice

The Darkest Days shows you how people are struggling to stay safe in a zombie infested world. If you're in for a fast-paced, thrilling and terrifying zombie story, then this is a series you don't want to miss.

11 comments:

  1. I do love the zombie stories. These sound like a perfect fit for me. Thanks for your reviews and for pointing me to this author.

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  2. The review for Divided made me think of the show 24, particularly season one. I really like stories about how far you could go for what you love/think is right, and what the price is.

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  3. What I like the most (reading your review) is that Colin changes from being a calm and kind person to someone who would do anything in order to get to his family as quickly as possible...This is the kind of development I look for in post apocalyptic novel: normal people who find the streight to survive for a cause.

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  4. Sounds creepy,but also interesting :D
    Thank you for the great review :)

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  5. The Divided sounds like a great autumn read.

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  6. Looks intense and cool!

    --Trix

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  7. Thanks for the review, I've don't remember hearing of this series before.

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  8. I love Zombie books :) Great review.

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  9. I love zombie stories, films, anything really teehee! Will have to give this a go for sure!

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  10. Divided sound really compelling. Never been a zombie story kinda girl but I do see the connection with wanting to get to your family.

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