Sunday, June 17, 2012

#65: The Other Life - Susanne Winnacker

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The Other Life: who we were before the virus. How we'll never be again. It's been 3 years, 1 month, 1 week and 6 days since Sherry has seen daylight. When things went wrong up above, she was sealed off from the world in a bunker with her family. But when they run out of food, Sherry and her dad must venture outside. There they find devastation, desolation...and the Weepers: savage mutant killers. When her dad is snatched, Sherry joins forces with gorgeous but troubled Joshua - an Avenger, determined to destroy the Weepers. But can Sherry keep her family and Joshua safe, when his desire for vengeance threatens them all? The seeds of first love are sown amongst the death and destruction of a nightmare future in this incredible debut novel. Beautifully formed and gut-wrenchingly gripping, it's essential reading.
 
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Books (February 1, 2012)
  • ISBN: 9781409536086
Author Bio:
 Susanne Winnacker studied law and is currently doing her legal clerkship. As an offset to hours brooding over laws and their meaning, she spends every free minute in fantastical private worlds. The Other Life is Susanne's debut novel. She lives with her husband, a dog and four bunnies in the Ruhrgebiet, Germany. 

My Opinion:
I can't wait for February for book 2!
This was one of the coolest stories I have read in a while, and it's something I don't normally read about either. 
Could you imagine having to go underground while the earth above you changes for the worse? Could you imagine having to stay there for years?? Me either, but this story helps put that imagination on course. 
I just couldn't put it down either, and at bedtime it was a problem. Do I scare the crap out of myself and keep reading or take a break and pick up again tomorrow.... I'm glad I held on or I wouldn't have slept a lick!
Paranormal, zombie and dystopian fans will enjoy this book. 

5/5

Recommend? YES!!


DISCLAIMER: I won my copy. I was not compensated for my opinion or this post.

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