Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater

As the World Dies: A Zombie Trilogy #2
Published November 2011 by Tor
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Series: 1. The First Days 2. Fighting to Survive* 3. Siege
Source: Bought @ Amazon
Rating: Loved It

Picking up where The First Days ends, Fighting to Survive features the further zombie-killing, civilization-saving adventures of a pair of sexy, kick butt heroines and the men who love them. A hundred or so survivors of the zombie plague have found tenuous safety in the walled off center of a small Texas town. Now the hard work of survival begins—finding enough food; creating safe, weather-resistant shelter; establishing laws; and fighting off both the undead who want to eat them and the living bandits who want to rob and kill them. (Source: Goodreads)

If you thought The First Days was action-packed and crawling with zombies, wait till you read Fighting to Survive. Fort Ashley Oaks is settling in. They are expanding the fort cautiously and making sweeps outside the walls to collect supplies and survivors. Things are going smoothly till they rescue the resident rich guy and his high-maintenance wife. Blanche’s accommodations aren’t up to her standards. You know alive and zombie-free isn’t enough, so she pushes for the Fort into taking the hotel before they are ready. Hotel + Zombies = Horror + Death. And Rhiannon gives us a few surprises, like flying zombies. I can’t get away fast enough. *peaks through fingers* This part of the book is a horror movie on its own, but Rhiannon doesn’t stop there.

The internal Fort drama ratchets up with the addition of crazy man Calhoun, resident watchdog. He’s just trying to keep the government honest and the alien clones at bay. A few love connections are made. *touchdown* Rednecks. The fort has a few and some of them have to go show their asses forcing the Vigilante to make an appearance.

No rest for the weary. There are a few bad, bad bandits that need to be dealt some LAW. Our favorite Texans take it to them Dukes of Hazzard style (ya, I know they are from Georgia) with zombies in their wake. Frater left me with my spidey-sense all tingly thinking something epic is coming. She said she writes what she knows and I can feel it. Texas.

Zombie, Bandits, and Rednecks, Oh my!

7 responses to “Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater

  1. This one was so action packed and really the twisty twist with the ghosts caught me so off guard! Only one more to go :)

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  3. The entire hotel clearing scenes were SO GOOD and I was literally on the edge of the couch the entire time!

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