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Waiting For Daybreak by Amanda McNeil
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Jun 04, 2012

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bookshelves: 2012-releases
Read on July 12, 2012

*Genre* Dystopian, Zombies
*Rating* 3.5


WAITING FOR DAYBREAK is the story about Frieda (no last name) a presumed 20 something who lives in Boston and works in a hospital. She survived the end of the world as we know it and learned how to live with the threat from The Afflicted (zombies) who now rule the roost and roam freely without anyone to stop them.

Frieda is a character who is far from perfect. She suffers from crippling Depression and battles reality as well as the zombie hoard. McNeil states emphatically that the cause of this epidemic was a virus that quickly spread around the world after some sort of conflict in the Middle East. Unaware airline travelers spread the disease far and wide because they didn't know they were carriers of the virus.

Frieda is also clever. She has learned how to keep herself safe from the hoards, as well as growing her own food. She lives in a comfortable yet strategically placed apartment on the top floor where zombies don't normally look for their food. She also has an adorable cat named Snuggles who is her only companion.

It's fun to read other reviewers who state this is a take off of I am Legend. Having read that book, and seen the original Charleton Heston and Will Smith's Remake, I can see basic correlations like the fact that Frieda believes she is the last human alive on planet earth. Yet, there are differences as well and that's because McNeil tossed in a love interest by the name of Mike to make things interesting.

Final thoughts* After speaking at length with the author, there will be another book in this series and we will get to see more of Frieda and Snuggles! Yay!

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