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
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 th ...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
Fighting to Survive continues to be told from the alternating point of views of both Katie and Jennie who were introduced in The First Days. The story takes off exactly where it left off at the end of First Days, the group of survi ...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
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
Fighting to Survive picks up a few weeks after The First Days left off: Katie and Jenni are helping establish a new life on the fort and working to minimize the ongoing danger of the zombies. Nothing much happens (in my opinion) in regards to the zombie as this book focused mainly on expanding on new characters, the growing of existing relationships, and establishing more problems outside of the zombie issue. The writing was still a bi ...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
Fighting to Survive is the second book in this series of zombie epic-ness, otherwise known as the As The World Dies trilogy. In The First Days, Katie and Jenny survived the zombie hordes that swarmed their city, and s ...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 da ...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
I absolutely love Nerit, and was happy that she played such a big role in this book. Jenni and Katie occasionally drove me crazy, as with the first book. The mystery of the vigilante continues in this book and the person is not yet revealed, but some clue ...more
The reads like a nice screenplay. If it was to be made into a movie, it would be Resident Evil filmed by Lifetime network
“Fighting To Survive” is absolutely brilliant! It's the second instalment of the 'As the World Dies' trilogy by horror writer, Rhiannon Frater. I loved the first book, 'The First Days' but this was even better. It was just so good I couldn't bear to put it down. I read it in two sittings and the story remained with me long after I finished the last page. The action came thick and fast and didn’t let go, but was so wonderfully paced I didn’t ...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
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
World building is always my favorite part of novels. And Rhiannon Frater does not disappoint. Haunted survivors desperately try to carve out an oasis of safety in a world where both the dead and the living can be a threat. Reclaiming the hotel was incredibly tense. Every time I started to feel safe that feeling of security was instantly snatched away.Despite the length of this se ...more
The hundred or so survivors in the fortified heart of Ashley Oaks are running out of food and room.
The newly renovated historic hotel seems a perfect sanctuary - if it can be emptied of zombies.
As search-and-rescue teams bring food, supplies - and more survivors - back to town, they draw unwanted attention.
Katie and Jenni and the survivors within the fort have settled ...more
Overall Rating 4.75
Story Rating 4.75
Character Rating 4.75
Audio Rating: 4.25 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater also stood the reread test. Just as good the 2nd time around!
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 rememb ...more
Jenni might be a happy zombie killer and have a hot Latino boyfriend to stand by her side--as well as having her stepson alive and safe--but she's constantly haunted by her abusive dead husband and the death of her two young sons.
Katie's trying to deny her attraction to Travis, but when she finally realises that they're living in a world where the next d ...more
Well if you read my review of the first book, you'll know I didn't really like the character of Jenni. Unfortunately she became even more annoying in this book. There's a constant thing about her being crazy/loca (in a lighthearted, teasing way of course), but seriously it's mentioned enough to make me want to stop reading, because nothing she does is really that noteworthy that it deserves to be repeated constantly.
The banter between Jenni and Ju ...more
With the continuing threat of zombies and bandits, and winter fast approaching they make the decision to claim the hotel that adjoins the fort and bring any survivors they can find inside the walls.
The carnage continues in F ...more
WOW *clapping hands* another awesomely written zombie book by Rhiannon! I need my towel and my Gatorade because the entire last half of the book I feel like I have run a marathon or maybe I've just ran from a herd of zombies *wiping forehead*. So much was happening I couldn't put it down. So many zombies.... new territories...new people to the fort....I was on the edge of my seat (bed). *Deep breath* I feel like I need a breather *oxygen please* before I start the next book. This one ended with ...more
She was born and raised in Texas where she currently resides with her husband and furry children (a.k.a pets).