Monday, February 11, 2013

"Days of Love And Blood"- R.S Carter

My Rating: 5 stars


A post-apocalyptic zombie book for women
Without the zombies
Worse than zombies;
The Demon Virus spreads worldwide in a matter of days leaving nothing but a few uninfected people in its path along with disease-riddled survivors who possess homicidal tendencies.
Carson drives across the country, back to her parents’ farm, with her son Ronan to begin a new life in a post-apocalyptic world. There she discovers more uninfected people like herself and attempts to build new relationships after the devastating loss of her husband.
Two men distract Carson from her grief, each possessing different characteristics that she found, loved and needed in her husband. Cooper has a bad attitude but gives Carson the space she needs with his self-sufficient, independent ways. Ben panders after her but exhibits a kindness she appreciates. Neither of them embody all of which she lost in her husband’s death.
The need for human interaction intertwines with the daily struggle of tribulation, remorse and adjustment, revolving around the constant battles between the uninfected and the last remaining homicidal maniacs. Days of Love and Blood is a story, which examines the bonds created between people in times of change with an unexpected shocking end that will have you questioning your own threshold for pain.

My Thoughts:

Carter is Brilliant

Carson is traveling to find her parents and will do anything to protect her child. Its like when you come across a baby bear, you don’t go near it or else you will get mauled. That’s Carson, she is strong and independent, and she does everything in her power to make sure her son is safe. She is everything a mother should be. She is grieving for her husband, and throughout the book you get to see what her life was like before him.
She makes it to her parent’s house and comes across a group of survivors, one of them is her old high school friend, and then there’s Cooper. Cooper is one of those southern country redneck guys, with a shotgun, what more could you want in an apocalypse. For most of this book I wanted to jump into the pages and either beat him with a bat or steal him for myself. He is an ass most of the time, but he has his moments. When Carson starts to get close to him he recoils, the times he’s not an ass you just cant help but fall for him. He has some very big secrets of his own. The other guy she meets is Ben, he is a sweet guy, but nothing like Cooper, Ben is a coward and doesn’t even know how to protect himself. The fact that Carson even considers looking at him as more then a friend, made me extremely angry, I wouldn’t want a guy like that with my kid in an apocalypse. By throwing in a guy like that into the middle of the survivors made it more believable, we can’t all be shotgun-loving rednecks. Cooper was by far my favorite character in the book.

This book really made me think about what life could be like, and Carter touches on some pretty raw emotions, and some things that you never think, she also makes you think about what some people are capable of. I still managed to sit down and read in one sitting, and even when I tried to put it down, I just could not, and believe me I did try to put it down it was about 4 am when I finished it.
All in all, this entire book is a romance but it has action and drama in all the right places, and will keep you on the edge of you seat until you finish it. So Go Ahead and pick it up. 

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like such an interesting book! I love post-apocalyptic stories, especially relating to zombies ;) I also watch the Walking Dead series and this seems like a story which could be told on that serie! Very interesting how the book intertwines horror and romance together!
    Thank you for the review! :)

    Floretine @ Readiculously-Peachy