In the zombie apocalypse, your worst enemy may be yourself.
From the Until the End of the World and City Series universe comes the story of the virus on the West Coast. Where the end of the world is only the beginning
Rose Winter has enough problems. With a marriage going down the tubes and a dreaded anniversary party on the horizon, the last thing she needs is the...more
I loved this book! There are a handful of authors that I will drop everything when she releases a new book so that I can immediately start reading it. Sarah Lyons Fleming has made her way onto that list of authors. I knew that a book would be coming out soon but I wasn't exactly sure when it would be. Once I saw that this book was available, I couldn't download it fast enough. Let's just say that my expectations were high. This book ...more
The night before her twentieth anniversary, Rose Winters catches her husband using. Again. It's the last straw, but she's got a party to plan, kids to feed and now...a zombie apocalypse happening right at her doorstep. And a missing husband. Rose has a lot to deal with, and it's only just getting started. Because the zombies aren't going away anytime soon.
The fact that people fled, didn't listen to reports to stay inside, is why we're in this mess. They...more
There was a lot of focus on family in World Departed and in some ways that is the main theme with the zombies just providing the background. It feels a little like American Beauty ...more
Her attention to detail is phenomenal! I have no freaking clue how she kept all the highways, byways, railways, and trails of the PNW (Pacific Northwest) straight!
I was totally unsurprised to find myself falling in love with these new characters. I am especially thrilled with ...more
When you're reading the book it's like you're reading about your new best friends, or I at least wish they were my new best friends hehe. To be honest, I didn't want this book to end so when I saw I was at 100% I was pretty shattered... I even read the acknowledgements and stuff at the end.
Also, Ms. Sarah... please don't kill the lesbians!
In book 1 of the Cascadia series, we are back in the same apocalyptic world of her first two series, but this time on the west coast.
In World Departed, most of the action takes place in Eugene, Oregon when the zombie plague hits. Rose, her dad Sam, her two adult kids, neighbor Tom and his adult daughter, and best ...more
There are people in these books -- real, well-drawn three-dimensional characters. There's heartbreak and drama, but there's also laugh-out-loud humor. And Fleming has spent enough time in this world that she has a good handle on her ...more
Something you should know about me...... I wont finish the last of something because I don't want it to be gone. The last sip of juice, the last cookie, that one last avocado I know will go bad if i don't eat it. I am notorious for not finishing a tv series because I don't want it to be over. (Still have not seen the last episode of GoT)
That being said, I don't want this book to be over! It is an internal struggle, finish it, make it last, read, stop. I find myself ...more
I loved seeing yet another angle on the world that Fleming has created. Different people respond ...more
This is so well ...more
While Word Departed is set in the same universe as ...more
I don't know how ...more
Rating : 5 Stars
Holy shit, this was so awesome.
I've read her other books and they're amazing as well, but she does it again with this one, which is again zombies but has a different set of characters, and feels different than the rest, but just as awesome.
I liked Rose, she felt real, as did the other characters.
The overall feel of this book is hopeful, even through the hardships they face and I really like that.
I've read and loved Sarah's other books (Until the End of the World series and The City series ).
This book is wonderful. With deep, rich characters full of quirks and flaws. I felt connected and totally drawn into what was happening with their lives enmeshed with zombies, new and old friendships and new love. So much so that I didn't want the story to end.
Ended on an cliffhanger of sorts, and knowing the authors other books... I'm anxious to find out about these characters continued existence. ...more
I enjoyed the book without being blown away with the story. Compared to some of the other zombie type stories that I have read this one was a little slow and maybe over thought? For me a zombie story is all action almost from the beginning where this book is very dialogue driven, and it makes me think (😊) which is not something I read a zombie story for...
Another great apocalypse story set in the same apocalypse as her two previous series.
Im loving the characters for several reasons: character development is never an issue with Lyons-Fleming so the reader really gets to know her characters (I still miss the characters from the two original series!); I love that theres more of an age spread with the main characters being in their 40s and the younger main characters being in their early 20s (its interesting get the apocalypse ...more
As usual, ...more
The newest series is just as amazing as the last two. The characters have great personalities, their lives very realistic and they are easy to relate to. I feel like any reader could find a connection to the characters.
I felt very connected to Rose, as I am 41 (only ...more
I knew when I started this that was I going to be sad when it was over and I have to wait for the next book but I love the world this author has created and there was no way I could wait. This series feels very different for me from the other two. I was very surprised with how little excitement this book had and that makes me think the next book is going to be a blood bath lol. I liked getting to know the characters and definitely had a few that it took me while to like but I ...more
Besides an unhealthy obsession with home-canned food and Bug Out Bag equipment, I love books, making artsy stuff and laughing my arse off. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, I now live in Oregon with my family ...more