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In an England full of zombies something much worse rises from the death and decay. And it's hunting a teenage girl.

Through the remembered lessons of her favourite writers, sixteen-year-old Wye has been trying to make sense of a cruel new world. But it’s not working. Wherever she turns there are monsters and memories, both of them poised to devour her if she can’t find a w
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Kindle Edition, 170 pages
Published June 2nd 2015 by Amazon KDP
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Lloyd Baron
May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I had the unfortunate luck to be given a huge work assignment which would mean I had to travel back and forth from Portsmouth to London for a few days. That however, meant that I had plenty of time to read while on the train. My book of choice was Wye. I read the short story X in one sitting and was excited to get my hands on a copy of Wye which builds upon the idea created in X.

The title character is Wye, a frightened Teenage girl who has to survive in a world after “Something” happens to most
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Jaimie Admans
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Having been a big fan of Jack Croxall’s short story X, I couldn’t wait for Wye. This is a full-length novel set in the same world as X, and what a fantastic world it is! Dystopian Britain after the population has been turned into zombies by a virus, this is the journal of a girl called Wye, travelling across the almost-abandoned country with a small group of friends, struggling to survive in a land where humans are no more and nature has taken over. I absolutely loved reading from Wye’s point-of ...more
Netanella
"Wye" is the journal narrative of Theodosia, who prefers to call herself "Wye" after the valley in which she grew up. It makes her feel closer to her family, whom she regretfully ignored in the months leading up to the Spread. She was a teenager then, she knew everything. And then she was alone, and she didn't.

Wye journeys across The Wasteland, the name she's given the outdoor spaces of Dead England, months after the Spread, a terrible Ebola-like sickness that came out of South America to Britis
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Mandy
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, fiction
This review first featured on Addicted to Media.

There are certain things you just shouldn't do. During a quiet moment at work, you shouldn't open up a book on the Kindle app on your iPhone and begin reading it and if you do, you most certainly shouldn't get hopelessly addicted to said book, to the extent that you simply cannot put it down. If you're going to do all that, might I suggest that there is no better book than Jack Croxall's standalone dystopian thriller Wye.

Wye is a young girl, sixtee
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Rebecca Stow
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I can't really describe how much I love this book because to me, its one of the best books I've read this year (and I'm not being biased because I know the author :P).
I think that because Wye is a character who relates to us all on so many levels, she's not a superhero, she feels fear and regret that it was impossible not to read and then re-read this book to uncover more of her personality. there's not only action, adventure and excitement, there's morals and emotions that we can all connect wi
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Jess
Jan 16, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-kindle-copy
I preferred 'X' the short story that this is based on, but overall this was an enjoyable read.
Kate
Apr 09, 2018 rated it liked it
I was able to read “Wye” for free through freebooksy.com. “Wye” is a quick, interesting read. I enjoyed the book as a whole and liked the little surprises along the way. I personally would have preferred a less open ended ending but otherwise I have no complaints.
Jackie
Strange story with some unexpected tangents and some even weirder reveals that take readers along with main character Wye as she details her life after the world changes for her and everyone she cares about.

Not exactly what one expects when all the pieces of the puzzle fall into place but still an okay read for the most part.
DoodlePanda
Good idea for a book, I think the first half of the book was better than the second half though. I'm not sure why I have that feeling, I think that for me there was a lot of jumping in time and I guess my brain couldn't cope :D

Still an interesting read!
Alison
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I picked this up on the strength of short story X and because I was in the mood for a zombie story. This is an intriguing read as it follows Wye on her journey across England in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. It's told in the form of a journal which has its benefits and drawbacks. As a journal it's almost like a stream of consciousness giving a real sense of who Wye is and what's happened to her.. It's made very obvious from the start however that all is not as it seems and Wye is not the ...more
Deborah
Oct 12, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a nice surprise. I enjoyed the characters, Wye particularly. There are no new favorites but I didn't dislike any of them. The journal format helped connect with the characters and their journey. I wish there were clear chapters/journal entries. There are breaks but no symbols, etc. It occasionally felt a bit long and difficult to focus because there were no pauses. I also enjoyed the timeline shifts but sometimes you didn't realize you had shifted timelines until you were halfway throug ...more
Michelle
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good storyline, wish it would have been longer.
Stacy
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a surprising book! The book I finished and the book I started were two completely stories. Many props to the author for the twists in the story line that changed the entire story.

Do not read the spoilers if you want to enjoy the book...but if you've read it and wonder if my thoughts match yours, click away!
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Kent Corlain
Dec 03, 2017 rated it liked it
This is hard to review without spoiling anything. The writing was good, but there is very little plot, and the whole thing relies a lot on a few tricks which I didn't find that exciting. I think the author has the skills to write something a lot better if he can come up with a stronger plot.
Dan Thompson
Zombie novels aren't usually my cup of tea, but having been a fan of Jack Croxall for some years now, I wasn't going to let that ruin my reading experience with his much anticipated latest offering 'Wye'.

Inspired by his short story X, Wye is a novel which follows a young teenager as she embarks across post-apocalyptic England after an unknown illness claims the lives of millions. Wye is very much a survival novel, but with a difference. Not only is it told in the first person, but also in a jour
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Ryan Guy
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wye was a very addictive read. I found myself thinking about the plight of Wye and her companions even when I wasn't reading it. Croxall's vision of a dystopian England-- Dead England as he calls it-- was bleak and chilling, especially as I sat reading it in the warmth, comfort, and safety of my own home.
Wye was a complex character; brave and scared, vulnerable and determined, lonely and profound. She poured her humanity into the pages of her journal and it made for a captivating read.
This is no
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D.M. Cain
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this post-apocalyptic YA novel by the awesome Jack Croxall. An awesome psychological analysis of surviving in a desolate wasteland. Yet again, Croxall delivers a masterpiece. Check out my full video review here:

https://youtu.be/T89xvsy5Wak
Hannah
' I envy the birds I see overhead, zipping joyfully from left to right and so far above the death and decay that pollute the lower levels.'

Addictive writing, fast pace and relateable main character. What more can you ask for?
Sandra
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

I loved this book. I'm not normally interested in books from the perspectives off teens, but this one really did captivate me.
Sean
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Really interesting detail into people dealing with life after.
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Trained as a scientist, Jack Croxall concluded a life in the lab wasn't for him. After discovering a passion for writing he's now an author, screenwriter and blogger. He tweets via @JackCroxall and blogs at www.jackcroxall.co.uk
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“The sky above us seems huge, vast. It’s clear and crisp and visibility is so good that, when I look up, I feel like I'm staring at an inverted, endless ocean. I'm sure the blue is the colour of water above sand and the tiny, wispy clouds look like waves breaking over distant swells. I envy the birds I see overhead, zipping joyfully from left to right and so far above the death and decay that pollute the lower levels. A day like this should be enjoyed completely. I should be able to forget what dwells in the towns around us, I should find it in myself to dismiss what happened at that crossing, I should.” 2 likes
“I haven’t dared say it aloud, I didn't dare write it down before, but what if it was the monster?” 1 likes
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