By Sean Platt and David Wright
This is the first book in a series of I believe 3 books. It is an apocalyptic tale which naturally caught my interest right off the bat and it is pretty similar to The Hunger Games, but I still enjoyed the read and will definitely be finishing the series.
It takes place in this city behind a wall that keeps its people safe from zombies. You’d think it would be awesome there, but according to some, the city sucks. There are so many rules and laws and if you disobey them, you get thrown in jail and wind up playing the Darwin Games. Some people create an underground society that goes against all of the city’s rules and helps people escape to a better place.
In the Darwin Games you fight against zombies and other prisoners until the very end and only one can survive to win a trip to the not so fabulous City 7. That’s where we find the Jonah Lovecraft who wins the games at the beginning, goes to what he thinks is this heaven on earth place, only to wind up a prisoner of a man he wronged in the past. Meanwhile, he daughter, Ana, gets into trouble on her own without meaning to and winds up getting a first class trip to play in the games as well. Jonah also has a son, Adam, who is this sweet kid that is kind of a loser in the group home where he lives. He ends up being at the wrong end of someone who tries taking advantage of him and things go really bad really fast for the boy.
I don’t want to give away too much, but I am totally looking forward to the next one in the series.
This book is filled with blood, guts, and gore. I loved how it wasn’t all about the girl finding her true love, although they sort of hint about a crush she has one boy, Liam. There’s action and suspense around every corner. This is truly a keep you on the edge of your seat kind of book. I recommend this to zombie lovers everywhere, just beware of the gory scenes. I’m not sure if die hard fans of The Hunger Games would enjoy it because of how similar it is to that series, but you never know. I loved The Hunger Games and I really enjoyed this read as well.
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