Fighting to Survive (As the World Dies #2)
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; creat...more
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Juan flicked the brim of his cowboy hat up. "Never a dull moment."
"I miss dull moments," Travis mused.
3.5 stars. Surviving the zombie apocalypse has never interested me more than it does right now. The As The World Dies trilogy is the perfect thing to fill in the gap for me until The Walking Dead comes back on television.
Three cheers for books which give me a variety of things to read about :
~ Violence, gore and all-around ass-kicking.
~ People battling their inner demons.
~ Conflict within the...more
I enjoyed reading more about Katie & Jenni and all the other characters from the first book that I came to like. I also...more
I absolutely loved Nerit the former Israeli army sniper who suffered a devastating loss in the First Days, Volume I of this series. She is seriously awesome with a weapon. Takes crap from nobody. Makes final calls and trains everyone to fight back and shoot straight. When others blink or have second thougths. She charges ahead and protects the fort from zombies and bandits.
Katie and Travis's relationship is one that will most likely be talked about fo...more
Rhiannon Frater has a true gift people- I'm so serious! I plan on reading more "zombie" books in the future but I don't have a huge hope that any will compare to this. I don't even see it as possible.
Don't think that because I don't know my way aro...more
The survivors in the fort no longer have ‘just’ the zombies to contend with, they now have a marauding band of bandits to contend with too – as if life was not difficult enough for everyone already. These bandits are the worst kind of bandits imaginable. They are in fact worse – much worse – than the zombies, as they are still human (...more
Having enjoyed reading about Katie in the last book, I found that this time around I st...more
I loved the first book, so we got it for my dad as an audio book. Since I never got around to buying the second book, he talked me into listening to it. While I can go through periods of listening to a lot of audio books, I really do not devour them the way he does. Needless to say, this took me awhile to get through. Unfortunately, my thoughts are not completely coherent and fully formulated. Please hang with me on this one!
I was happy to see continued cha...more
I borrowed a copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for them.
Fighting to Survive continues the story first established in The First Days. Unfortunately for the survivors in Ashley Oaks there is a new menace in town and this time it's not just the Zombies.
I really enjoyed this sequel to The First Days. It felt comforting seeing the characters again. By the start of Fighting to Survive the people living in the fort have swelled in numbers....more
I had a couple problems with these books, but overall I found them to be fairly enjoyable.
First, Nerit needs her own book. Best character by far.
One of my major issues was the constant descriptions of Jenni as “crazy.” Yes, she was in an abusive relationship and was dealing with the psychological trauma of that as well as the trauma of the Zombie apocalypse, but I didn’t really understand what she did to be described as crazy all the time. It b...more
Overall Rating 4.75
Story Rating 4.75
Character Rating 4.75
Note: I actually read this a few weeks ago and my bad for not writing a review. I didn't take notes either so this will be very general and no quotes---though there were a few from my boy Juan that I loved!
What I Loved: When I started the book I was worried about the "middle book" syndrome but this book suffered from none of that! The characters were just what I remembered! I loved reading their survival...more
This book is not focused on one particular plot point, as we are given some of the "days of our lives" treatment of what...more
It’s been a while since I’ve gone down this obsessive road. That was until a friend suggested I give this series a try.
I’m not comparing this saga in any way to the writing of Sanderson, but what it does do is manage to immerse you so d...more
The trucks were about ten feet from the gate when Juan gave the signal. The crane, which had been stationed overhead early that morning, dropped a small storage unit onto the bandits' vehicles. Nerit smiled with satisfaction as it crashed down, clipping the front end of the blue truck and sending the hood...more
Tomorrow was a new day. A new beginning. And that was all any of them could hope for anymore.
Fighting to Survive starts up right after the first book in the As the World Dies Trilogy. The first chapter, each section is dedicated to getting us up to date with whats happening with our favorite survivors. This is another non-stop zombie thrilling kill ride... our ever growing rag-tag group of survivors has a vigilantes and bandits are on the way. Not to mention hords of zombies are showing up dai...more
Other reviews warned me that this book was disappointing, so I knew what to expect, but I did not think it would be that bad. I was wrong. A good portion of the book felt like a chore to read it. I found myself speeding through the book, not because I enjoyed it so much, but because I wanted it to be over. The book actually started off very well, and I have to say the whole beginnin...more
I dug into this one as soon as I finished book one, The First Days. I feel as if I’ve been camping out at the fort with the survivors. That’s how immersed I was in this book.
In The First Days, there was a lot of running, shooting, zombie encounters and general craziness. What I liked about this installment is that it wasn’t just more of the same. Don’t get me wrong, there is still plenty of zombie insanity, but that’s not the primary focus in this installment.
While the survivors still a...more
The crime is that Frater had an amazing story opportunity. Everything that happened in this book could have made a great book.
If she would give up her characters.
Katie, Jenni, Travis and Juan...I don't care. You actually make me want to hurl. Congratulations, you found love in the zombie apocalypse. Yaaaaaay. Blech.
Instead, we have Nerit who trains Katarina to become a...more
First off, yes, it is another zombie book. I know, I know, but I write gay zombie comedic r...more
My Thoughts: This was a solid sequel to a thrilling first. All the characters that I loved were back and some new ones were introduced. The zombie killing action was thrilling and frightening, and the human struggle for hope and survival was just as heart rending as in the first book.
It started off a little slow and more characters stepped into the spotlight, making it less of Jenni and Kat...more
During her travels for her job, she was inspired to write the story of two women fleeing into the Texas Hill Country in an attempt to survive the zombie apocalypse. Originally published as a se...more