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Kill or Cure

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  43 reviews
Kill or Cure is a YA romance-infused sci-fi novel.
It focuses on human relationships in an undead, apocalyptic world.
A girl who will stop at nothing to protect her brother.



In a dystopian world ravaged by infection, society as we know it has fallen to the mouths of the dead. The remaining fragments of civilisation survive in walled compounds, scattered in the depths of
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Kindle Edition, 178 pages
Published February 4th 2018 by Troubador
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Annika
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This book had amazing potential.
It had so many things going for it: an intriguing premise, thrilling action scenes, an emotional and bleak atmosphere, loveable secondary characters, gore, and even a hint of romance between two best friends. I didn't even mind the heroine's sulking or the repetitive writing that much - I was totally engrossed in what was happening.
It would have easily been a 4 star read for me, maybe more, hadn't it been for (view spoiler)
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Jane Kelsey
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
I was provided with a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

The story focuses on the relationships between Alyx and her "family" and their attempt to keep her brother Tommy safe after he seems he may have succumbed to the virus. The plot is paced well enough that I felt a sense of urgency and importance, and also made everything else really. The was a good amount of action scene, but also time to get to know the characters and their personalities. The idea was
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Shanannigans
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a genre that has been done in a million different ways for a million different readers, and one is hard-pressed to find a book that is a little different or offers something new. Im thrilled (and relieved) to say that this book does that in addition to being entertaining and well-written.

Its true, this is indie author, Pixie Brittons debut but you would never guess it from reading it and its a series debut as well. Huge undertaking, but if book #1 is any indication then I think we can
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Jessica Gomez
I enjoyed reading this over my camping weekend. The characters are very likable, which pulls on your heart strings, since its the zombie apocalypse. Some may get eaten! It's not your normal run-of-the-mills zombie read. Tommy (The brother) somehow survives the infection and turns into something MORE. He exhibits traits that I thought were almost vampire in resemblance. Insatiable hunger, clear good-looking skin, and strength. I cant wait to see what happens to him next. Then there's the romance! ...more
Monika
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
It's strange how an ordinary day can change in a flash.

We never saw them coming.


Summary
In a world that is plagued by the Infected it's not safe to leave the walls of your city. But after her little brother falls sick and nothing seems to help him, Alyx doesn't have a lot of options. Her last resort is finding the yarrow flowers and hoping that it will be enough to cure him.

Writing
I can't really say anything bad about the writing style. It's really simple, but it makes it easy and pleasant to
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Alex (Briennai)
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Alyx lives in a town of survivors with her brother Tommy, her guardian Joe, and her best friend Will. The Infected come from time to time, but they know how to protect themselves. When Tommy is infected, they know that they will have to leave. Without the protection of their walls, they are in danger when any traveler or Infected comes near to them. They have to protect Tommy, find new shelter, and avoid the Infected while they are at it.

I started off this novel truly invested in the story. I
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Charlie Eve
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Upon recently finishing this book I had a burning urge to give this author a shoutout on one of my social media platforms (something I havent done before!). Kill Or Cure is the first book to bring me close to tears, and the only reason I didnt cry is because I wouldnt allow myself! Just like my favorite character Alyx wouldnt. Britton manages to inject topics such as love, family, relationships and many other more light hearted themes into such a contrasting genre where you would rarely find ...more
Liliyana Shadowlyn
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-reads
I really enjoyed reading this book. It has everything you could want in a zombie story - action, danger, a hint of romance, and the love of a family trying to survive in a world gone wrong. Alyx and Will play off each other well and help keep the story interesting during lulls in the action. There are times when your heart is in your throat, just hoping things will turn out right. A great young adult dystopian story.
Makenzie
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of my absolute favourite of all time!! The description and detail is incredible which really sets a picture insides the readers brain. Also, the way how each character is portrayed throughout the entire book is amazing. If you like The Walking Dead or any zombie/ thriller books then I definitely recommend this book. :)
Immi Connor
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Could not put it down! Bought the book at Walker Stalker this year and thoroughly enjoyed it
Great characters? Check. Great plotline? Double check! Humour in the right places? Check check check! Emotionally devastating parts? ...check...

Love love love this book.
Louisa
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book at London film and comic con last year and it has quickly become my new favourite read. I've always struggled getting into books but I was hooked. I can tell you that you won't be disappointed with this read and I'm currently onto the 2nd in the book series thank you pixie for be a awesome author
Rhonda
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this zombie novel by Pixie Britton. It was fast-paced, well-written, and character driven. I have to admit, I even cried a little. Kill or Cure is chock-full of action and emotion. If you enjoy zombie lit, I recommend you give this one a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed. I can't wait to read the next!
Emma Ead
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
i brought this book after meeting the author at walker stalker 2018. This is a genre that I am interested in so being a new writer I thought I would give it a go. I was not disappointed. From start to finish this book really makes you feel as if you are the one standing there. I am looking forward to reading her next. As well as many more to follow.
Mrs K
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book, despite not being a zombie fan. Characters are easily loveable, and it gives you reason to keep reading
Leigh Taylor
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Had the pleasure of meeting the lovely author of this book, being a massive walking dead fan I just had to give this a read, especially after reading the back cover. Ive never read this type of book before and Im so glad I did as I absolutely loved it, I couldnt put it down. I cannot wait to read the next one. ...more
Lena Parr
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing, if you haven't read it yet you really need to, I really enjoyed the writing style and came to care about the characters, I can't wait to read the second installment!!!
Makenzie
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing story so far! So gripping that it makes you want to sit on the edge of your seat the entire book. Words cannot describe how talented the author really is and I cannot wait for book 3! ❤ ...more
heather - NightlyReading
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love when I pick up a book and can get sucked in from the very first chapter. This is when I realize that I will finish it quickly because all I want to do is keep reading until the end. This is what this book had done for me and I loved it!

There was a lot of action and it started immediately so it was easy to get sucked in. There were zombies but the whole book is more character driven so the zombies are kind of secondary. Don't get me wrong, you do get your fair share of zombie slaying but
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Shakira Shute
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book had me gripped from the moment I picked it up. Im a quick reader, but even I was shocked how quickly I devoured this one! I think I started reading on the Friday evening and by the following evening, I was turning the final few pages with tears in my eyes! Yes, you read that correctly. This zombie, post apocalyptic, dystopian craziness is all of that, yes, but it also hits you right in the feels, too. Something I wasnt expecting, but was pleasantly surprised by (if crying can ever be ...more
Aly
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was so fun to read! A great debut for Pixie Britton! While zombies are definitely a thing in this, the family aspect is much more the real focus. I love the way the author writes, especially the way she describes the characters, their emotions, and the world around them. I found this to be an easy to follow book. Everything had a nice flow to it, so nothing felt too rushed or too slow unless it was necessary. I found myself actually caring about the characters and what was going on. I ...more
Callum Wicks
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I purchased the book despite having a free Kindle copy as I knew I'd enjoy this book........and I wasn't wrong.
From the moment I read the first chapter I was hooked. With the way the characters are introduced and described I felt as though I knew them and straight away was concerned for their wellbeing etc.
The story follows a solid story line and flows really well. Not jumping around the place or planning irritating time jumps.
Without spoiling anything there were a couple of scenarios that occur
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Cassandra Koumouris
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you are a fan of stories involving zombies, like me, then i think you'd really enjoy this book. The narrator of the novel is a strong female character (which i love) and there is a plot twist towards it. She is strong in facing her problems but the fun bit is she still is a teenager who is going through teen problems. In a way, you can relate to the characters and feel or understand their emotion even though you've never experienced their situation. This novel brings out a whole new reality ...more
Shivani
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When I initially started reading the book, I just thought that it was going to be a typical Zombie apocalypse. Ya know, some strange scientist went with am experiment and boom the next moment, everyone is a zombie except a few lucky people who fight their way to live. But it wasn't . It simply wasn't. This is a story of true love, and when I say that I dont mean that it is a romantic story😂. Its more of the affection between a family, and how they survive. In a world of choas and danger and when ...more
MM_enjoys_reading
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've absolutely LOVED this book!!!! OMG! I can't wait for the next one to be released. This author is definitely one to watch! The story was soo captivating I couldn't put it down and read it in one go. The characters are so well developed and the plot is totally up my street. Massive fan of this genre and Pixie made me totally dive into Alyx' world. If you are a fan of the Hungar Games series or something like Walking Dead then this is the book for you!!
ViaMill12
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Much like the other reviews, if you are a huge fan of zombie appocolypse related books, then the Kill or Cure series by Pixie Britton is the right book for you! I honestly love this book and am glad that it doesn't have the same basic plot like most zombie books have. Pixie is a really talented author and I'm so glad that she has decided to share that talent with us. If you get this book I promise that you won't be disappointed.
Roseann Powell
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was FANTASTIC! I picked it up and could not put it down (unfortunately life said otherwise, but man if I could have read it continuously from start to finish I would have!. Great characters - you vest in them fast, and good plot. I cannot wait for the next book so I can pick up on the journey with them again. Pix is a talented writer and deserves a read! You will not be disappointed in this book.
Rutvik Savsaviya
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you are a fan of zombie fiction, then you must must give this book a try. With a kickass and badass girl with some emotional problems and a little brother to protect from the infected world, it can give you thrilling experience alongwith some fear. This book is not only about survival but also how to keep yourself and your loved ones together in such dire consequences of apocalypse.
Boiget
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The story is emotional and beautiful, I've actually cried and fangirled over this story many times. The plot is well thought out and makes you want to read it again and again. I wish I could give this book 10 stars!!! I love zombies and romance so this book is perfect, there's also drama and suspense. I hope this book gets all the credit it deserves and more!!! :)
Jayde Dorland
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I may be slightly biased as the author lives in my hometown but this was brilliant!

A very gripping story that had lots of twists and turns. This book deserves a lot more publicity than it is getting!
Donny Wagner
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Interesting Read

I really enjoyed this read! It was interesting from the start! It was action packed and interesting from the start. I couldn't put it down, and it is a fresh new look at the zombie genre!
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