The Infection by Craig DiLouie

Hey everyone I hope you had a great weekend. It's Halloween today and the perfect day for a spooky, scary book. So when the Tick-or-treaters finally call it a night you can finish off the evening with the perfect eerie book.
I had been searching around the net for a book that would be good to read leading up to Halloween when I came across this one. It was highly recommended by a few different sight. The description seemed to have an original spin on things so i thought I'd give it a shot.
From the very first chapter I noticed that this was a new take on a zombie novel. The longer I read the more things began to change. I had many more questions than the beginning that seemed like there would be no answer to.
Let me tell you a bit about it:

Over a week after a horrible virus spread through the globe five survivors huddle together in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle traveling across the country. Before all of this they were ordinary people without any fighting experience. Then the Screaming happened.
In an instant one third of the population dropped to the ground, screaming in agony. All at once the screaming stopped and the world was plunged into silence as those people fell into commas. Three days later they woke up infected with one goal: infect everyone else.
They are relentless in their hunt to infect every human. They're violent and unstoppable, turning a person in less than five minutes. And some infected are turning into monsters that no one could possibly believe existed.
Our group of hero's will have to use everything they have learned to survive. As they search for a place where they can make a permanent home their pasts are slowly revealed. Each have lost someone important to them, gaining the attitude and hatred needed to survive in a world where your loved ones are your worst enemy.
Follow each of them as they find a place for themselves in this new world. But when monsters keep getting bigger and more dangerous how can a small group of humans ever hope to find safety?

I loved this book right from the beginning. The characters were well written, well developed, and kept to their origins throughout the series. They didn't give you their back story all at once. Instead, it mixed in flashbacks that coincided with the storyline.
With so many characters each chapter gives a different point of view of a situation making it easier to see how the world has changed. I read it so fast that I had the second book purchased while I was in class.
Plot: A
Pace: B+
Characters: A
Setting: B
Ending: A
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Have a great day everyone and happy reading!
- K


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