Days slip through Paul’s graying fingers. Humanity faces the end. His brother has the virus and is dying, too.
Paul’s hopes ride on Heather’s genetic code. Her immunity leaves her unchanged and untouchable. What would she see in the zombie he was becoming anyway?
Dominic’s army of infected grows, capturing the south and leaving little alive in its wake.
While Paul and his friends work on the vaccine, protecting the north becomes protecting the world. Heather is taken hostage and Paul races toward Dominic to save his heart.
With his time “alive” shortened, Paul must do more than protect the uninfected. He has to get his brother and Heather back to Sandpoint before the zombies find them. Paul needs to survive the upcoming war before he finds himself defecting to the other side and leaving Heather to Dominic’s mercy.
He has three days to get the cure or he might as well find a fire to call home.
*This is book #2 in the Barely Alive series. This series is sequential and should not be read out of order.*
** This is ADULT THEMED and for MATURE YA audiences. Language and content is - again - mature.**
First off, I am SO glad that I was able to read this series back to back because I don't think I could have waited for the next one to come out after reading just one! Now with that said...I LOVE how the book started right where Barely Alive left off. If you thought that there were intense scenes in book 1, you have another thing coming with this book! The characters are even more developed, there are more action packed scenes than you can count, and one character (Paul) is highlighted so well that you can't help but fall in love with him. And that ending...oh lordy! I don't think another ending could have been better than how the author has written it. I'm so happy that I took a chance on this series and can't wait to see what happens in book 3, Mostly Dead :)
Character Interview with Paul:
• If you were granted three wishes, what would you ask for?
Heather, a cure to this stupid virus, and more time with my dad. I think I love Heather, but don’t tell her. I’m not ready for that.
• What three things would you take to a Desert Island?
Heather, a string bikini – for her, of course – and a herd of cows, I’m digging their raw flesh.
• In your relationship with others, how are you different with family than you are with friends? Why?
I hope I’m not different. I consider the friends I have to be like family. But… well, I think I tend to treat family a little more rudely. I don’t do it on purpose, but I push them away to see if they’re going to quit on me – like my dad did. At least that’s what the therapist said. Whatever.
• How do you fall in love? At first sight? Over a long period?I’d say it took a fiercely dangerous road trip and some run-ins with zombies to help me fall in love. I don’t want to brag, but until that point, I’d have to say I was some kind of player. But now, I’m looking at only one girl. And she’s hot.
• What parts of loving come easy for you? Hard?
I think the attraction part is easy, it’s the vulnerability that is hard – that and the craving to eat her flesh I had to overcome. • What do you wish your special talent was?
Confidence. I do things but I second-guess myself constantly.
• What are you most proud of about your life?
Not much. I’ve screwed up so much before I got the virus. I would like to go back and change so many things. I wish I was in a time traveler’s story instead of a zombie one.
• What's the worst thing you've ever done? Why?
Eating those people. I hate that I did that. I also wish I would’ve saved Tom instead of turned my back on him. I… well, I didn’t help out a friend. I hope he’s dead and not trapped anymore.
*clears throat* Thank you for having me. Bonnie made sure and reminded me to practice my manners. So, um, thank you.
About the Author:
Bonnie R. Paulson mixes her science and medical background with reality and possibilities, (‘cause zombies are so plausible, right?) to make even myths seem likely and give every romance the genetic strength to survive. Please travel with her to the other side where Happy-Ever-Afters are real, the journey is just harder.
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