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Savages by Christina Bergling
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Blow..me...away...

This book is one I will never forget, it impacted me on so many levels and is an absolutely stunning, scary and disturbing read. After reading The Waning and really liking Christina's writing style I was super keen to read this one too and she did not let me down. Just wow! Really powerful stuff here. This book made my Top 20 Reads of 2015.

I don't read zombie books, end of story. What I liked about this book is that it's not a clear-cut zombie book, whilst set in a post-apocalyptic wilderness with savages and inhumane activities, this is not your normal zombie book, so just ignore that bit if you also don't like zombie books and read it. Horror fans will just love this one. I can't recommend it enough.

Mindless murdering savages.
Are they zombies?
Are they still human?

Whatever the other survivors have become, they no longer speak; they only kill and live like animals. Parker and Marcus navigate through the ruins of America and battle through these lingering savages with no answers, searching for the last strain of humanity.

Civilization was just a flickering illusion. Turn out the lights long enough and you see what we really are.

Until one discovery changes everything.


From the first word in this book I was immersed and escaped into another time and place, a place so disturbing I truly prayed the world would never, ever end up in this stage of affairs. If it does - we all are stuffed quite frankly.

Two survivors...

Parker (female) and Marcus plod the tiresome journey across a ravaged and unrecognisable America looking for anything that helps their survival, food, water, shelter but most of all are their ANY other human beings that have not become like...them..the ones..the savages they must kill or be killed by. These savages and the way they are depicted is really thought-provoking stuff and disturbing on so many levels, why? Because it could happen, it's not really science-fiction. Imagine. No don't.

A turn of events totally changes their journey and I could not turn pages fast enough at this point, I felt every emotion possible and more and was just entranced and repelled all at the same time. Rave, rave, rave. Christina Bergling is a stunning new author that I think will soon be gathering a strong following of fans. I for one, am leading the way. 5 very strong stars from me for this one. Can't recommend it enough.

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Reading Progress

October 6, 2015 – Shelved
October 6, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
November 4, 2015 – Shelved as: 2015-reading-challenge
November 4, 2015 –
30.0% "Astonishing book. Christina was born to write. The suspense is tangible." (Paperback Edition)
November 4, 2015 –
100.0% "Incredible book. 5 stars. Review to follow."
November 22, 2015 – Started Reading
November 22, 2015 – Shelved as: author-direct-reviews-done
November 22, 2015 – Shelved as: 2015-five-star-books
November 22, 2015 – Shelved as: post-apocalyptic
November 22, 2015 – Shelved as: favourite-authors
November 22, 2015 – Shelved as: books-that-made-me-think
November 22, 2015 – Shelved as: could-not-put-down
November 22, 2015 – Shelved as: horror-books-read
November 22, 2015 – Shelved as: maxine-favourites
November 22, 2015 – Finished Reading

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Angela DeSilva Oooh yeah, sounds sweet


Maxine (Booklover Catlady) Fantastic book Angela.


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Angela DeSilva I have to read The Waning,then I want to read this one.


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