Karen's Reviews > The First Days

The First Days by Rhiannon Frater
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
5927906
's review
Dec 04, 13


I really wanted to like this book. The imagery is striking, but the writing left a lot to be desired. It felt barely edited, and the quality of the writing kept pulling me out of the story. I couldn't stay interested because from the beginning, small details kept confusing me. The whole part with the baby fingers under the door was so convoluted. We kept jumping from the husband to the other kid to the baby and how she felt about the house and random mentions of blood and it felt way overdone. This attempt at dramatic exposition fell flat. Instead of drawing me in, I felt uninterested and really unimpressed.

Pros: Like I said, liked the imagery. In particular, Katie chased by zombies down the highway between vehicles full of people who have no idea what's going on and Jenni standing on her porch watching her family claw at the doors and windows. I really wish it had been written better and with a lot less of the wooden dialogue and inner monologue. I might have enjoyed it then.
12 likes · likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The First Days.
sign in »

Comments (showing 1-6 of 6) (6 new)

dateDown_arrow    newest »

message 1: by RedBecca (new) - added it

RedBecca It's the inner monologue that's killing me right now. I'm just not compelled to read this story


Karen RedBecca wrote: "It's the inner monologue that's killing me right now. I'm just not compelled to read this story"

It's a nightmare, right? I rolled my eyes so many times.


message 3: by Marion (new)

Marion Husband And the characters keep sighing...do terrified people really sigh? I couldn't read it because of all the damn sighing


Karen @Marion: "And the characters keep sighing...do terrified people really sigh? I couldn't read it because of all the damn sighing"

Hahaha nobody sighs that damn much, terrified or not.


Jason Lol, agreed, bummed I spent money on this, o well, this is a book for a 12 year old mentality.


Jason Lol, agreed, bummed I spent money on this, o well, this is a book for a 12 year old mentality.


back to top