Before the outbreak, Sahara was a high school teacher living alone in a small Alabama town. She saw her life as nothing more than endless days of teaching children Shakespeare and nights reading paranormal romances. She was happy with her life, as quiet and mundane as it was.
After the outbreak, Sahara becomes a warrior traveling across the country in search of sanctuary. She spends her days and nights killing zombies, searching for food, trying to maintain her sanity, and if Daniel has his say, finding love.
How will Sahara help those who are left find safety and stability in a world full of nightmares? Will she stop resisting the man she loves and open her heart, knowing that he may not live through the next second let alone the next year? Join Sahara and her people in a fight against creatures set out to devour them and the unknown threat controlling them to find out.
©2015 Jennifer Reynolds (P)2016 Jennifer Reynolds
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"A smashing hit with a great narrator!"
I was given an audio copy in exchange for a honest review.
First of all I have to say that I'm in love with Sahara. I found her to be an amazing point of view. She captivated with her personality from the beginning and I found myself not being able to stop. The story line flowed nicely and everything kept up with a fast pace. My favorite part was near the beginning when they woke her up and she was throwing shade left and right while not wearing pants. That is the moment when I knew I found my heroine. I loved the world that Reynolds built. It was a different take on the zombie outbreak and I really enjoyed it. It has qualities that you are familiar with but are different as well. I was overall extremely impressed and look forward to reading more from this author since this is the first work I have read from her. I would recommend to this to my zombie and dystopian loving friends.
Now let's talk about the narrator. The narrator did such a fantastic job telling Sahara's story. I was blown away with how well she captured the emotions behind each word. I know I'm going to be a huge fan of the narrator and will follow their career. I really enjoyed all aspects of this novel.
Definitely! I have lot of friends who love zombie stuff and this book really nails what it might be like.
Maybe The Walking Dead only less soap opera and more realistic.
Margi did a great job. She is clear and uses good intonation and various voices for each character. She also sounds southern and Sahara, the main character is southern so her voice fits well.
I'm not great with tag lines maybe something like: Are you resistant to the virus or will you turn?
I enjoyed listening to this story. Jennifer Reynolds builds character using the feelings and inner workings of the human mind. She interprets actions with what a character is feeling. Not many authors do that and she does it well.
The story takes place over a number of years. In the beginning people are aware that a zombie apocalypse could be somewhere in the futures horizon. Some people take this more seriously than others. Either way when it happens some precautions have been put into place. It turns out there is a small population who are resistant to the virus. No one really knows how the virus started but they have ideas that somehow the military is involved.
Sahara, the leading lady is an ordinary school teacher who lives a simple solitude life. Which becomes even more lonely after the virus spreads and she is barricaded inside her house alone. It isn't until a group of survivors come beating on her door that she realizes how lonely she's been.
Without giving away more of the story I recommend this book completely. It's entertaining, fun and a bit realistic.
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