I just received word that Publishers Weekly gave THE FIRST DAYS a starred review!!! This is a huge honor and just has me dizzy with delight. I just can't believe it.
Excuse me while I go hyperventilate.
The First Days
Rhiannon Frater. Tor, $14.99 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-0-7653-3126-7
"This world is fragile." This truth lies at the core of Frater's intensely compelling first novel. When Jenni wakes up one morning and discovers her husband devouring their baby, she flees into a world suddenly populated by zombies. She is rescued by Katie, a lawyer haunted by her abandonment of her now-undead wife. The two traumatized women escape the city and discover unsuspected reserves of strength as they meet other survivors, some waiting for the government to save them and others trying to support one another through the chaos. Katie and Jenni join a group in a fortified site and are faced with the enormous task of rebuilding the world. This outstanding first effort, the first book in a trilogy, will appeal greatly to zombie fans, but the undead are merely the catalyst for a far more disquieting tale of societal collapse. (July)
Reviewed on: 05/16/2011