Book Review: Fighting To Survive by Rhiannon Frater

 Book Review: Fighting To Survive by Rhiannon Frater


Fighting to Survive (As The World Dies #2) 
by Rhiannon Frater
Coming 11/8/2011 from Tor

From Goodreads:
The hundred or so survivors in the fortified heart of Ashley Oaks are running out of food and room. The newly-renovated historic hotel seems a perfect sanctuary—if can be emptied of zombies. A pitched battle in the banquet room is the start of a harrowing, room-by-room struggle from Reception to roof. The connection between beauty and death has never been more apparent to Katie, Travis, Jenni, and Juan than when they celebrate and mourn in the hotel’s lovely rooftop gazebo.

As search-and-rescue teams bring food, supplies—and more survivors—back to town, they draw unwanted attention. Bandits see the fort’s citizens as competition for dwindling stocks of unspoiled provisions . . . and as a ready source of women to be used and abused. The bandits’ first few attacks are minor skirmishes, but Travis and Juan, unofficial leaders of the community, know there is worse to come. Outside threats are not the fort’s only concern. The mayor’s failing health spurs a battle for power erupts. Travis’s vow never to kill faces its greatest test. A vicious assault on Katie leads to vigilante action that shatters the rule of law. Jenni’s tenuous hold on sanity begins to slip. Juan is accused of murder. And beyond the fort’s walls, the zombies shamble, moaning, eyes fastened hungrily upon the living.

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The Bookish Brunette thought:
Well, if you know me at all- even if you don’t and we’re just passing acquaintances… you’ve heard me talk about Rhiannon Frater’s As the World Dies trilogy. This series is by far my favorite horror/zombie series of books EVER. I’m literally DYING for the release of Siege in April!

Fighting to Survive is the second book in this series of zombie epic-ness, otherwise known as the As The World Dies trilogy. In The First Days, Katie and Jenny survived the zombie hordes that swarmed their city, and safely made it to a survivor camp in Ashley Oaks (yep, the name still tickles me!) with Jenni’s son Jason’s in tow.

As more and more survivors arrive, they’re running out of space. UNLESS they decide to take back the hotel that stands in the middle of camp and expand their boundaries. The threat of zombies lurking around every corner forces Travis to pause… until he doesn’t have a choice.

Jenni is still plagued with nightmares of her dead children and Katie is still haunted by the memory of her beautiful wife. My affinity toward Jenni doesn’t falter one bit in this book, I still ABSOLUTELY ADORE her.

“We all know Jenni is batshit crazy, but that’s okay. She’s good at killing the goddamn zombies.” ~Ed

The hotel was worse than anyone could have imagined, there are WAY more zombies inside than originally anticipated and Jenni ends up LOCKED inside a room with not ONE… not TWO… but THREE freaking zombies!!!! Oh. My. God.

A zombie kid runs off the ELEVATOR after they get the power back on… And HOW do you kill a zombie with a metal plate in it’s head?

Ooooh, and just an FYI… be on the lookout for Otis Calhoun- aka: Crazy Calhoun, he is a freaking riot! He rides up to the fort screaming about the CIA, mafia clones and a government conspiracy,

“So even if they sit outside my house and snort up on coke so they don’t feel a damn thing, I will defend myself. A good knock to the head seems to do the trick. Now the aliens, well they don’t die so easily…” ~Crazy Calhoun

(he’s talking about the zombies…)

Once again, Rhiannon Frater completely blows my mind with yet another heart pounding, gut wrenching, emotional and STUNNINGLY written book that you will not want to miss! Fighting to Survive will leave you BEGGING for Siege, the third and final installment of the As the World Dies trilogy!

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27 Responses to Book Review: Fighting To Survive by Rhiannon Frater

  1. Shelagh says:

    Definitely a series that I need to explore! It sounds like Rhiannon isn't afraid to mess with her characters for the sake of her story and I approve.ShelaghThe Word Fiend

  2. *stares at the copyedits of SIEGE on her screen* Yeah…no pressure…*bites nails*

  3. My copy is on its way to meeeeeeee! Woot!

  4. Hannah says:

    Nngh soo want to read this series now! I suddenly had a zombie itch over the weekend.. I have Hollowland and Working Stiff but.. *points at you* you did this to me, Ms. Zombie Queen!! >:( I now NEED to read The First Days. NEED. And I can't afford it. And our libraries are stupid and don't have a copy. Throughout the ENTIRE county. Not even a Maberry! Arg! This is very uncool.Once Upon A Time

  5. A book of zombie epic-ness?? YES PLEASE! And that it's your favourite ever only makes me want to read it so much more! The whole plot sounds like such a blast! :)Amazing review, Ashley! I loved those snippets you put in, too — so funny! x)

  6. Andra says:

    bahahah! those quotes are so awesome! If this wasn't already on the top of my TBR pile I would be adding it now! I <3 Rhiannon! I'm working on her Vampire Bride books right now :)

  7. Loved, loved, loved this book – I thought it was even better than The First Days. I knew you would love it too! Have you heard there will be As the World Dies Untold Tales vol 2 & 3 in the pipeline? I can't wait for these as well as SIEGE :D

  8. Jenny says:

    You know how I feel about zombies and that my little wussy self can hardly deal with them, but I feel like I'm missing out on some amazing stories from Rhiannon because of it! Must shore up my courage and read this series:)

  9. Hafsah says:

    That cover just draws me in. I like the sound of it, though I've never seen it before. Awesome review :)

  10. Tina says:

    "not ONE… not TWO… but THREE freaking zombies!!!! Oh. My. God"….You make me laugh every time I read one of your reviews…Lets go have coffee, my treat for your birthday…:)I just finished Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield (Zombie Dystopian) it was pretty good, after I read it last week, I thought the Bookish Brunette would like this…:)

  11. Missie says:

    Why is it so hard for me to read about zombies? I'm addicted to The Walking Dead on AMC, and I love zombie movies. *sighs*I just got a zombie book on audio so may be that will help keep my interest going enough to actually finish a zombie tale. Glad to know this series is still killing it! LOL

  12. Giselle says:

    Oh I really want to start this series I've heard great things about it! Glad to know the whole series is good – so far! :DGiselleXpresso Reads

  13. I love that this is your favorite zombie series ever! It must be pretty epic.

  14. I so need to read this series. I needs it! The first has been at the top of my wishlist and I'm going to get it soon! Another brilly review m'dear!

  15. StephanieD says:

    I personally love "Batshit crazy" heroines, so Jenni and I would get along : ) I'm a tad uncertain, but it seems as if you enjoyed this book just a little…

  16. Book Sake says:

    Can't wait to read this one, though I've got to get the first one still. They both sound great!!

  17. Candace says:

    OMG! I think this series would seriously give me an ulcer. It sounds SO intense!

  18. I am sneak reading it this weekend in-between panels at the conference! I am so on pins and needles—can't wait!

  19. I really need to read this series!!! Great review girl. Missed ya sorry Ive been MIA.

  20. Alexa says:

    Lol Zombies and I have never mixed before but I know that I am not a fan of horror at all! Sadly, I will probably pass this one up because it seems very far outside of my comfort zone. Thanks for the great review though. :)

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