The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker
Labels: Book Reviews, Dystopian, Susanne Winnacker, Usborne, Young Adult · Who posted this? Mina B at 10:00
Release Date: February 1st 2012
Source: For Review from Publishers
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3 years, 1 month, 1 week and 6 days since I’d seen daylight. One-fifth of my life. 98,409,602 seconds since the heavy, steel door had fallen shut and sealed us off from the world
Sherry has lived with her family in a sealed bunker since things went wrong up above. But when they run out of food, Sherry and her dad must venture outside. There they find a world of devastation, desolation...and the Weepers: savage, mutant killers.
When Sherry's dad is snatched, she 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?
Basically. The Other Life is my perfect cup of tea. It had me engaged, from the very first page. No doubt about it. It's about zombies and it's a dystopian. Both of which I love a lot. Okay zombies not so much, they’re all crinkly and ugly but usually zombies make good stories. The Other Life is an example of a good story. Nope, that’s not the only word though. Just good is really underrated. It was so so so so so GOOD! (I apologise for my great lack in vocabulary!)
The Other Life was one of those books in which I loved just by reading a few pages. And its mainly because of the writing. I love her writing style. It’s pretty much similar to Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. There were those same feelings of confinement, claustrophobia and freedom. The counting of days, hours, minutes and even seconds of how much time really has passed by constantly driven by numbers. How much these figures can really get to you.
Sherry and her family have been confined to their homes for such a long time. They can go out into the open, but not if they’d want to risk their lives. Getting killed or eaten by zombies? Not so much. But what happens when you run out of food? Would you rather starve to death or go out and try to find something to eat and also risk getting killed?
Sherry is one determined girl. She cares about her family and she really does her best to pry them out of harms way. Even with her Father, although she's very stubborn however, she's stubborn in the right choices so that she can do the right things. When does, enter Joshua. Joshua is cool. He's got that fierce determination and he's pretty hot too ;) ...then the story really kicks in.
I loved reading this. I loved reading it a lot. You've got suspense. Action. Zombies. ROMANCE. What else do you need? Dig right in!