Resurrection - Laury Falter
The second and final installment in the two-book series, Apocalypse Chronicles...a dystopian romance about five high school seniors who set out to cure an apocalyptic world of a contagious infection.
Bestselling author Laury Falter finishes off this two-part series--a dystopian romance filled with an electrifying plot, a powerful romance, and unexpected twists.
I have to preface this review by telling you that this is book two in the Apocalypse Chronicles and I'm a fan of Laury Falter. I didn't love this book. I know, I just didn't and I actually feel genuinely bad about it. I will also admit I'm not a huge fan of zombie books anyways but because I had read the first one and I'm a fan of Laury, and I wanted to know what happened to Kennedy and Harrison.. I found this one on Amazon and thought now is as good a time as any to read it.
And then I was kind of disappointed. Honestly, I think the main problem with the book for me is that I just don't like zombies and I have a hard time getting into books centered around them, so that's obviously my own fault. If you are a fan of zombies, specifically in a YA novel, you are going to love book one and two of this. You will, so just ignore me because I'm clearly not the judge for this.
But this is book two, so the virus has already gotten out and most of the country is now The Infected, sans this small little group of Harrison, Kennedy, Mei, Doc, and Beverly. There's more non-Infected out there, but this is the group of teenagers we're following. We know from book one that Harrison also is infected but he's basically a bizarre science experiment and isn't like the droves of Infected they are encountering. Kennedy is human but she's in love with Harrison and he loves her, and they are like a way mature teenage couple essentially leading the other three towards finding a scientist who can help them with finding the cure with the knowledge they have.
My other problems with this book is Harrison and Kennedy's relationship. I mean, I get that they are teenagers who are basically out to save the world so you already have some built in dramatics, but come on. Some of their relationship is definitely eye roll worthy. Secondly, this felt so much like that movie Warm Bodies. Truly. Especially once the zombies kind of change and we find there is a cure... blah blah blah.. I can't ruin it for you but it reminded me of the movie the entire time. I can only give this book 2 stars because it was just OK. I was kind of let down, but I still love you, Laury. Keep writing.