Saturday, December 12, 2015

{REVIEW} Love and Decay: Revolution (Episode 1) by Rachel Higginson

Title: Love and Decay: Revolution (Episode 1)
Author: Rachel Higginson
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Publication: December 2nd, 2015
Rating: ★★★☆☆ +0.5

It’s not easy being a badass Zombie killer. But somebody’s got to do it.

Page Parker grew up in the aftermath of the Zombie Apocalypse. She grew up running from Zombies and fighting against the constant threat of death and disease. She knows what it’s like to suffer, to go hungry, to hurt… to lose loved ones.

But Page isn’t a little girl anymore.

She’s a strong, independent, capable warrior. Skilled in the art of Zombie killing, Page spends her days protecting her family and the city they call home. Bogotá, Colombia is a long way from where she was born, but this city holds the promise of a future… of a cure.

Until a ghost from her past reappears in her present asking her to dedicate her life to something more than her family… asking her to dedicate her life to the one thing she wants more than anything- Revenge.
Alright. So, everyone who knows me, also knows that I have a thing for zombies (The Walking Dead FTW!), so when Rachel Higginson approached me and asked if I would like to read and review this new season of her novella series, of course I said yes!

You read right: seasons. Love and Decay is actually a novella series with different seasons - it's more like a TV series - short episodes but very visual and action-packed that leave you wanting more. The previous seasons where told out of someone else's POV and a few years back. In Revolution we're 9 years in the future and follow Page Parker, our main character, during the zombie apocalypse.

"She was hope when there was nothing but despair."

I have to say that at first I was a little confused. I haven't read any of the previous seasons, so I didn't know about all the people, which wasn't very ideal. However, and since this is a new POV, it's not that bad and I slowly got to meet and differ all the characters.

Page is quite likeable but I felt like I didn't know a lot about her - there's apparently a background to her which I would've known about if I read the previous seasons and even though it's not a necessity, it still would've been nice. Miller Allen is - besides Santi and maybe Luke too? - one of Page's love interests and definitely the more interesting one. The version I received contained Miller's POV of episode 1 and I'm extremely happy about this! It gave me a better insight and made me get to know him a little more ... and well, I guess I like this guy? He definitely has some issues and up to this point I don't exactly know what's wrong with him ... but I'm curious to find out!

"I'd follow you to the gates of hell if you asked."

Either way, I'm excited for the next episode - which will be released next friday - and hope that the second one will answer some of my questions. It's a short and exciting read that kept me entertained the whole time, so if you like zombies you should definitely check this out!

★★★☆☆ +0.5

1 comment:

  1. What a strange way to publish a book series... I can't say I've ever seen anything like it! I might be a little irritated if I had to pay for a bunch of separate novellas, but I'm glad it's working for you! I hope you enjoy the rest of the "seasons" in the series! :P

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds


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