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Domino Falls (Devil's Wake #2)

3.82  ·  Rating Details  ·  271 Ratings  ·  44 Reviews
It began on Freak Day—that day no one could explain, when strangers and family members alike went crazy and started biting one another. Some thought the outbreak was caused by a flu shot, others that it was a diet drug gone terribly wrong. All anyone knew is that once you were bitten and went to sleep, you woke up a freak.
ebook, 384 pages
Published February 19th 2013 by Atria Books
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Apr 12, 2013 C rated it really liked it
I grabbed this book at random last week, along with a few others of the same genre, while I was at the library last week and was hooked from page 1. I didn't realize it was a sequel until about halfway through - but it didn't matter.
The authors do an excellent job giving you just enough history on each character so you don't feel lost, while still keeping it mysterious. We get to know Kendra and Terry first - two teens fighting for their lives against this infestation of sorts, along with their
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Alright, well, I got to directly into Domino Falls upon finishing Devil’s Wake, which was a rare treat, since I’m usually reading series about a year apart these days, and that’s when I’m lucky. Domino Falls picks up right where the prior novel left off, with the group having reached a potential safe haven. Though I’m rating this one the same, I almost rated this one up, because I think it’s getting more original and there’s awesome cult-y business in Domino Falls.

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Brian Taylor
Domino Falls follows the events of Devil’s Wake, penned by the same authors. The concept behind the infection in these books borrows from Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Dawn of the Dead, and 28 Days Later, throws them all into a grinder and spits out people who ingest the latest diet fad mushroom, get a flu shot, and turn into a rampaging freak with a need to bite their neighbors. Sounds cool right? Sometimes it is, and sometimes it isn’t.

had mixed feelings about Devil’s Wake and Domino Falls b
harlequin {Stephanie}
Nov 26, 2013 harlequin {Stephanie} rated it did not like it
Shelves: could-not-finish
Sorry, just didn't work for me. Quit about twenty pages in.
Jan 11, 2014 The78ms.j rated it really liked it
Domino Falls by Steven Barnes So this is the 2nd in what I am assuming will be a series of books about the fall of humanity. This book shows us what might happen to some survivors after a apocalyptic fall out. I don't want to give it away but what you thought was just run of the mill zombies turns out its a race of something totally different that wants to take over human's and recreate the earth in their own likeness. Talk about taking it to the next level. It's an interesting series it's not mind blowing but it's enterta ...more
Sandy Benitez
Jun 04, 2016 Sandy Benitez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I could not wait until I got my hands on the next book in the Devil's Wake series. Domino Falls and Devil's Wake were originally written as one book according to the authors but were advised to split the story into two books by the editor or publisher, I can't recall which one.

As the brief description states, this book continues with Kendra, Terry, Piranha, and the rest of the survivors' journey to Domino Falls or Threadville and the various goings on they encounter while there. They meet Wales,
Lori L (She Treads Softly)
Feb 21, 2013 Lori L (She Treads Softly) rated it it was amazing
Domino Falls by husband and wife writing team Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due is a sequel to the story they began in Devils Wake. In this post-apocalyptic thriller, Zombie-like freaks abound as a small rag-tag group makes it to Domino Falls, California. Along their trek they have heard broadcasts from Joseph Wales, the leader of the Thread group. He has a Threadie sanctuary/compound in Domino Falls. After the group manages to gain admittance to the town it almost seems too good to be true - and ...more
Apr 14, 2013 OOSA rated it really liked it

Domino Falls, California, just so happens to be one of few safe havens that are left in the world since that horrific day that no one has been able to explain. The day when everyone started acting crazy and biting one another. One bite made you sleepy and when you awoke, you were turned into a freak. Zombielike and red thread vines hanging from your face. These freaks had a smell that reminded one of rotten oranges.

Some of the few remaining survivors of one small town were able to mak
Apr 02, 2013 Joe rated it it was amazing
(Reposted from WLP)

This sequel to Devil’s Wake starts up where the first book left off. According to interviews with the authors, it was originally written as one book but was broken up due to the size of the single volume. The work done on splitting the larger work into two goes seamlessly. There is a longer over-arcing flow to it that reads like this is a book within a series.

In this chapter the character deal with the settlement of Domino Falls, or Threadville, and what that means to the grou
Jul 06, 2013 Stephen rated it really liked it
A great continuation of the first book (Devil's Wake), Domino Falls takes the story of Kendra, Terry, Piranha, Sonia and the rest of their crew in an unexpectedly twisted direction involving a cult and the true origin of the zombie plague. The characters get a little more fleshed out and fully realized and the action is built up to nicely. The book is not as scary in the "am I going to get bit" manner of the first book butI found Domino Falls actually more suspenseful than Devil's Wake. Perhaps ...more
Amy Lignor
Jan 22, 2013 Amy Lignor rated it really liked it
Following the incredible book, Devil’s Wake, the first in this series that was literally a ‘zombie’ fest, Domino Falls offers even more of the paranormal realm by taking the reader away from the undead and into a world of aliens that are striving to bring about war between good and evil; a war that will decide what ‘genre’ of being will eventually earn control over Planet Earth.

This all begins a week after tomorrow, readers, so watch out. An infection…an epidemic….and actual biting attacks begin
Jul 25, 2013 Jessica rated it really liked it
Domino Falls I have to mention that I didn't read the first book in the Devil's Wake series, but honestly Domino Falls reads just fine as a standalone. I was instantly impressed by the writing style, and by the simple ways that Barnes and Due separate this from other zombie books out there. I'm a huge fan of a good zombie story, and this fit the bill perfectly.

The story opens on the characters from the first book and they are traveling across the perilous landscape in a battered bus. Attempting
Erica Smith
Jun 08, 2013 Erica Smith rated it it was amazing
In love and horror... Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes has done it again in "Domino Falls"- but it is the characters who stick with you long after you finish.

A while back I could not finish my eBook download Domino Falls because of a technical glitch but I found it at the library and it has robbed me of sleep. Let me give you the backdrop of what began in Devil's Wake.

Devil's Wake...The Beginning

Kendra and her family were at a doctor's office, about to get a flu shot I believe, and a crazed pers
DOMINO FALLS, book 2 in the Devil's Wake Series is a character driven tale about survival in a post apocalyptic world. An unlikely group of young people have banded together in search of sanctuary from zombie-like creatures whose bite will change you into 'one of them.' Possibly, the virus causing the change activated when people were given a flu shot after ingesting a particular mushroom. Is this true? Is there something or someone else behind this horror? Possibly aliens with a sinister plot? ...more
Wayne McCoy
Jun 22, 2013 Wayne McCoy rated it really liked it
The sequel to 'Devil's Wake' finds the band of survivors limping along, looking for sanctuary. They've survived pirate attacks in Yreka (in the previous book), and they are looking for a safe haven. They hear radio broadcasts from Jonas Wales, a charismatic leader, promising shelter in Domino Falls. Jonas is a b-movie star who made a series of action films and now is the town's benefactor, and seems to have known the chaos was going to happen.

When they arrive, all is not completely rosy. Capable
Jan 28, 2013 Marianne rated it it was amazing
An infection has caused an epidemic sweeping the world turning humans into a sort of zombie/alien life form mix called freaks. One bite, scratch or blood exchange can cause the change. Darius Phillips, Dean Kitsap, Terry Whittaker, Kendra Brookings, Sonia Petansu, “Piranha,” Charlie Cawthorne, Corporal Ursalina Cortez and Hipshot, a black terrier mix are searching for a sanctuary of safety and normalcy. This story is about their hope that Domino Falls will be that sanctuary, their courage which ...more
Siew Ee
Mar 10, 2013 Siew Ee rated it it was amazing
The story continues immediately from “Devil’s Wake” with Kendra, Terry and their companions making their way to Threadville, also known as Domino Falls, where they meet up with a community of survivors who welcomed them into their fold. What followed was a well-crafted plot with escalating suspense (and I shall not reveal more because it’s impossible to do so without any spoilers). The story is paced extremely well without any dull chapters or wittering paragraphs found in many YA books.

Unlike “
Melissa ( Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf)
Domino Falls is an excellent follow up to Devil's Wake. Once again, I had some difficulty getting used to the writing style of this pair...but it didn't take long before I was distracted from those difficulties and sucked right into the storyline; caught up once again in the tale of this inspiring group of young people. Once again, the character development is amazing and they manage to almost carry the book on their own. Luckily they don't have to. The perfect pacing and constant suspense of th ...more
Aug 01, 2014 Kevin rated it liked it
The second novel in the Devil's Wake zombie series, this one focuses on a surviving town with a dark secret. Generally I feel like zombie stories need to go somewhere deeper, but it always frustrates me when that somewhere deeper is some kind of super zombie. As if zombies weren't enough. This installment didn't have as much energy as the first one, probably because it takes place in a refuge so the danger isn't quite as heightened.
Qwantu Amaru
I need more!

I loved this book and can really find no critiques. The pacing and details were perfect. Loved the interesting twist and the toughness of the authors at the end. I hope this isn't it!
When I saw the book cover for Domino Falls by two award-winning authors, Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due, I thought it might be a vampire novel. When I read the publisher’s extremely short description, I realized it was going to be much more interesting than that. What I didn’t realize until I had finished reading is that this is the second book in this paranormal series. It reads quite well as a stand-alone novel. If you’re into dystopian novels, zombie novels, horror novels, or novels about m ...more
Apr 06, 2013 Cindy rated it liked it
Probably should have read Devil’s Wake first, but did not. Consequently, there were lots and lots of gaps but just go along and the story hangs together. It’s an original post-apocalyptic story – definitely a different origin for the zombies - hallelujah -- and the survivors make sense. Some of the characters seemed a little thin but maybe not after reading the first book. The devil in this one’s pretty good and his epiphany is well managed. Can’t tell if there’s enough of a set up for a third b ...more
Aug 24, 2014 Villager rated it really liked it
I didn't realize that this was the second book in the series. I simply wanted to read another book that featured Tananarive Due. Frankly, I didn't know that the book was set after the zombie apocalypse ... and I'm a big fan of 'The Walking Dead'.

All that to say ... that I enjoyed the book and the characters. I'm uncertain whether I need to read the first book in the series. I suppose it is set nearer to the beginning of 'Freak Day' whenever people started turning into zombies. I don't need to re
Lisa Young
May 07, 2014 Lisa Young rated it it was amazing
I liked it. Very easy read! I'm looking forward to the third book!
Purple Osprey
Mar 19, 2014 Purple Osprey rated it really liked it
Not bad for a zombie story.
May 23, 2016 Dsanders rated it really liked it
Book 2 picked up right where book 1 "Devils Wake" left off. The ragtag group looking for a safe haven, even if just somewhere they can catch their breath for a few days. What they find is paradise in the middle of hell.... Or is it?
~Charmer~the 1-click addict
Whhhyyy? I am so sad right now, and I think I'm finally done cryin. Why did that have to happen? Was it crucial for the next book, or was it just, I'ma do this bc I can? And where were they goin on that bus? I enjoyed Domino Falls, it wasn't as scary as Devil's Wake, but it had a few scary moments. I can't wait to find out and see more of the fifth kind of freak. I'll be buyin this one too on audio, and I'm gonna be impatiently waitin for Freak Show. This husband and wife duo ROCKS. But why?
Sep 06, 2015 Thom rated it liked it
Good continuation of the series!
Mar 22, 2014 JoAnne rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-psh
he group has reached Threadtown AKA Domino Falls. Kendra feels there is something wrong with the town. But the others tell her she should just keep her mouth shut and relax while they are in a safe place. After a man named Brownie gets killed by Josey Wales, the leader of the Threadies, the group makes a plan to find out what is going on. And they do!

What an adventure this book is. I really enjoyed it!
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Steven Barnes (born March 1, 1952, Los Angeles, California) is an African American science fiction writer, lecturer, creative consultant, and human performance technician. He has written several episodes of The Outer Limits and Baywatch, as well as the Stargate SG-1 episode "Brief Candle" and the Andromeda episode "The Sum of its Parts". Barnes' first published piece of fiction, the novelette The ...more
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