Review: The First Days (As The World Dies: A Zombie Trilogy #1) by Rhiannon Frater (Rating 5+ Wine Glasses)

Posted August 29, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 21 Comments


From Goodreads: The morning that the world ends, Katie is getting ready for court and housewife Jenni is taking care of her family. Less than two hours later, they are fleeing for their lives from a zombie horde.

Thrown together by circumstance, Jenni and Katie become a powerful zombie-killing partnership, mowing down zombies as they rescue Jenni’s stepson, Jason, from an infected campground.

They find sanctuary in a tiny, roughly fortified Texas town.  There Jenni and Katie find they are both attracted to Travis, leader of the survivors; and the refugees must slaughter people they know, who have returned in zombie form. 

Fast-paced and exciting, filled with characters who grab your heart, The First Days: As the World Dies is the beginning of a frightening trilogy.

Bought for Myself
Overall Rating 5.00
Story Rating 5.00
Character Rating 5.00

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NOTE: I picked this up because of Ashley, The Bookish Brunette. She was right this book sticks with you and that is a good thing!

What I Loved: Realism! I wish there was a way to accurately describe just how realistic The First Days truly was. From the moment the story begins until the Epilogue, everything read like a true account of what it was to run into the Zombie Apocalypse. It brought up a million questions: What would you do? How would you react? Could you make it through? Could you do what was needed to survive? Each character (major and minor) gave you a glimpse into so many facets of surviving that sometimes you forgot this was a work of fiction. There were small fractions of humor mixed into the story but it was macabre and gut-wrenching overall. I was literally trying to read faster to figure out who was going to survive, how they were going to do it, and how this little society was going to grow. This was a read in one day book with very little “take a break” time.

Why I Gave it a 5? As you noticed I just skipped the What do I Like and Complaints section! I just loved every minute of this story. I will read it again before Fighting to Survive comes out on Nov 8, 2011. Just an absolutely fantastic read! This is tied with A Discovery of Witches as my favorite read of 2011 so far!

Rhiannon Frater

Books in Series:
The First Days (As The World Dies A Zombie Trilogy #1)Fighting to Survive (As The World Dies A Zombie Trilogy, #2)

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21 responses to “Review: The First Days (As The World Dies: A Zombie Trilogy #1) by Rhiannon Frater (Rating 5+ Wine Glasses)

  1. Tara SG (25 Hour Boo

    I'm not a big fan of zombie books, but how can I pass up a book that gets a solid 5 star rating from you?

  2. Twimom227

    Wow! I have never been a huge zombie-genre fan, but this actually sounds really good. Thanks for the review!

  3. Ali

    ooh, great review… I have this book and was wondering when I should get to it… might have to move to the top of my list now πŸ™‚

  4. Vanessa theJeepDiva

    I have to make a BAM order today…. This just got added to the list of stuff to buy. Great review. I love me some zombie apocalypse!

  5. Blodeuedd

    There seems to be zombies everywhere I look today o_O Scary! Lol, but they are so fun to read about

  6. Rhiannon Frater

    kah, It's Texas because I'm Texan.Thanks for the great review! This made my day, Felicia.

  7. Kah Woei

    Why Texas ? That's also where humanity's last stronghold is for The Passage, isn't it ? πŸ˜‰

  8. toothybooks

    wow! five stars? i'm definitely adding this to my wishlist. thanks for the great review of the book!

  9. Bailey

    WOW! This sounds phenomenal. It is so hard to find a book where you love everything about it so I am glad you LOVED this one. =D I will definitely check it out!

  10. Danielle

    I've never been one for zombies but after Ashley's review and now yours I am going to HAVE to read this book!

  11. Melissa (Books and T

    I've wanted to read this since Ashley's review and now you??? It's a conspiracy! I needs it! NEEDS! BRaaaiiinnsss….

  12. Marq

    I got this book at AAD. Tigris Eden had me read the first paragraph and I was instantly hooked. Tiny fingers! I haven't read it yet but I hope to get to it soon.

  13. Bookish Brunette

    YAY!!! I am SO glad you loved it!!! This is DEFINITELY one of my favorite books of all time!

  14. Tina

    ooooo-awesome review. Ive seen nothing but good reviews and this scared me reviews out there!! I put it on the TBR…!!