Alissa's journey through a real and horrific world which can rival her delusional one, I found this interesting. She has trouble trusting people because she is uncertain of her perceptions of them and herself, yet she must find a way to trust if she is going to survive. Jordan, the boy across the hall in campus housing saves her life and she can tell that he has secrets too. Alissa is a champion archer, and has few qualms about getting up close to a zombie and jabbing a knife through eye, ear or soft palate to reach their brains. Jordan smashes there skull with a bat. Alissa needs to get to her uncle (I'm not going into the uncle, but his confession felt wrong, and not needed), they walk, bicycle and row their way towards their goal.
The plot of this book felt a little thin because the zombie apocalypse happened far too suddenly; there was no build up to it. Alissa goes out for 2 hours and the apocalypse happened. Where is the mayhem? Where is the chaos? We only see it in the form of Alissa hearing some sirens in the distance and seeing smashed cars when she on the Max going back to campus.
Zombies are in here but not your normal gore we see in most zombie novels. It is at its most basic a young romance/love story. Not a lot of nail biting suspense. The editing wasn't bad, but it's not error free, these are a few that come to mind: "Thank you. Now get of my way."
And: starting out the back window instead of, staring out of the back window.
Was that really my last candy bar? Probably not, I have more in my bag. (So definitely not her last candy bar then)!
Having said all that I did enjoy the book, but I can only award it 3 stars, there was just a little too much missing.