Book Review: Mortality by Kellie Sheridan

  • Review: Mortality
  • Series: Hitchhiker Strain #1
  • Author: Kellie Sheridan
  • No of Pages: 271
  • Release Date: March 19th 2013 by Snarky Books
  • Received From: DA Arc Tours


After surviving a deadly plague outbreak, sixteen-year-old Savannah thought she had lived through the very worst of human history. There was no way to know that the miracle vaccine would put everyone at risk for a fate worse than un-death.

Now, two very different kinds of infected walk the Earth, intent on nothing but feeding and destroying what little remains of civilization. When the inoculated are bitten, infection means watching on in silent horror as self-control disappears and the idea of feasting on loved ones becomes increasingly hard to ignore.

Starving and forced to live inside of the abandoned high school, all Savannah wants is the chance to fight back. When a strange boy arrives with a plan to set everything right, she gets her chance. Meeting Cole changes everything. Mere survival will never be enough.

My thoughts:

This was a really fun but difficult read! Super fun TO read but what these girls go through is tragic, dramatic, and brought tears to my eyes more than once! There is no crying in zombie books!!! Or so I told myself over and over!

Savannah is amazing. She’s definitely a tough girl and wants to help her little town through this infestation. Sadly, she comes up with an idea that might be the catalyst to a lot of bad things, and then her friends blame her instead of realizing that they also were part of the plan, and even agreed to it! Oyy… this part had me yelling at the book, literally.

But that’s just the beginning. Savannah goes through so much. And then you meet Cole. Their relationship is totally engaging. I love the sarcastic remarks and how they grow together.

Zarah was my favorite by far. Her entire story line. It was an awesome take on zombies and I was pulling for her the entire time. Being able to see what she was thinking was amazing and I loved this take.

If you enjoy zombies, you’ll love reading about two girls whose paths collide. Dramatic to the end! Awesome the entire way. Definitely a must have for zombie lovers. I can’t wait for book two!!


About the author:

I have been in love with stories in all of their forms for as long as I can remember. Admittedly, sometimes that means falling into places like Stars Hollow and Sunnydale, but books have always been my true love. In early 2011 I began writing a book blog in order to share my favorite reads with book lovers. From there, the bookish community encouraged me to stop sitting on my own stories and share them instead. Since then I’ve been madly devouring everything I can about digital publishing.

For the past two years I have been mainly obsessed with young adult books, but my favorite stories still come from the adult fantasy genre. As far as I’m concerned, Briggs, Bishop, Vincent and Vaughn are all must reads.

I spent part of my twenties living in Galway, Ireland and swooning after various lilting accents but am now back home in Ontario, Canada. My family includes two Glen of Imaal Terriers and a Green Cheek Conure.

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