Following the "last resort" instructions given to her by her father (the scientist attempting to develop the vaccine against E-TR), Alex and her mother embark on a horrific journey to safety. But what is safe anymore? And who can you trust when civilization has broken down to the point that trust has become an archaic notion?
Author Angel Lawson sure knows how to tell a story and her latest offering, Zocopalypse, is another tale well told. Originating as a companion piece to her 2012 novel, Fangirl, Lawson dives straight into the zombie genre like a seasoned pro and does not disappoint. At times, this reader was shouting out to the heroine "No, no, no, Alex! Don't do that!" -- much as one would at a midnight screening of any cult classic. It's that spellbinding.
Employing a technique that alternates chapters between the seemingly innocent time before the pandemic, and the ghastly reality of the present, Lawson has written an absolutely gripping tale of survival. It's riveting and culminates in a series of unforeseen twists that left this reader stunned. Granted, this story has a number of cliffies (there will be a concluding sequel), but don't wait for the sequel -- the Eaters might get you!