Friday, January 30, 2015

Book Review: Thicker Than Blood by Madeline Sheehan and Claire C. Riley

Just finished this book and what can I say? It was outstanding. I am a huge longtime Madeline fan a brand new Claire fan. This was so well written and punches you right in the feels.

Leisel and Evelyn are best friends, true sisters of the heart. They have been through so much together and as the book opens, we can see they will have a lot more to go through. The world is different now; four short years ago a virus started infecting humans and they died horribly but didn't stay dead. Lei and Eve have lost and lived through danger and tragedy. It didn't take long for the world to revert to older times when women were no more than chattel property to be used at a man's will. In the thriving but small community that we find them in they have been married off for years to high ranking men they do not want or love. Lei suffers all manners of abuse from her "husband" and when she finally snaps and retaliates, she and Eve are on the run.

My love for all things zombie-ish are well documented here, here, and here:

So many things happen and there are so many potential spoilers here, so I will just let the 5 stars speak for themselves. MS and CC were a terrific team who wrote a poignant novel about the bonds of unconditional love. You can't choose your family, but you can choose your friends, and these strong women have made a pact to take care of each other until the end and beyond. The only thing better than this book is knowing that there is another one coming!

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