Goodreads: The End
Author: M. Rose Flores
Published: 16th April 2018 (NineStar Press)
Source: Contacted Publisher
Rating: 4/5 (Really liked it)
Official Summary: “On Cate Mortensen’s seventeenth birthday, her family is scattered in a fight for survival, and she and her sister Melody are catapulted headfirst into a world where their phones are just hunks of plastic, they must scavenge for every bite, and they sleep with weapons in their hands. Traveling alone, and then not so alone, they follow the route their family planned to Alcatraz Island where the hope of safety and a real life awaits.
After more than a year on the road, Cate has found three things to be true. One: Zombies are a thing now. Two: Not all zombies are just zombies. Three (the game changer): Cate is immune to the infection.” – Goodreads
Review: The story switches from present to past and is done extremely smoothly. Generally, when books do this, I have issues keeping track of what is happening and where. Wasn’t the case with this story. The characters were built up really way because of this, you got to see what made them into the people they had become.
The story has great action scenes, women, and men both kicking zombie butt. But it also touches on some real-life things like depression, self-harming and just struggling to get up in the morning to survive. Before the zombie stuff hit the fan you could tell Cate had some issues beforehand, she has just learned and is learning to deal with it. Which is what makes her relationship with Marco so real, he gets her, he understands her pain.
That ending, god the emotions not going to lie, I started tearing up.
(Disclaimer: I contacted the Publisher for a copy, does not affect my review)
Haven’t read mant zombie stories, but this sounds good with the added theme of real life issues.