The Enemy (The Enemy #1)
In the wake of a devastating disease, everyone sixteen and older is either dead or a decomposing, brainless creature with a ravenous appetite for flesh. Teens have barricaded themselves in buildings throughout London and venture outside only when they need to scavenge for food. The group of kids... show more
In the wake of a devastating disease, everyone sixteen and older is either dead or a decomposing, brainless creature with a ravenous appetite for flesh. Teens have barricaded themselves in buildings throughout London and venture outside only when they need to scavenge for food. The group of kids living a Waitrose supermarket is beginning to run out of options. When a mysterious traveler arrives and offers them safe haven at Buckingham Palace, they begin a harrowing journey across London. But their fight is far from over—the threat from within the palace is as real as the one outside it.Full of unexpected twists and quick-thinking heroes, The Enemy is a fast-paced, white-knuckle tale of survival in the face of unimaginable horror.
Publish date: May 10th 2011
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
Series: The Enemy (#1)
Before I get into a big review on this book, I will honestly state that I'm easily comparing this to the Rot and Ruin series, which was the first and only other zombie apocalypse story I've read. I should also state that R and R is probably my favorite young adult series out there right now. Because...
I haven't read a lot of zombie books, but I find this one interesting. Charlie Higson used the unique concept of kids being survivors and the grown-ups as contractors of the disease. Nobody knew where and how it started. But one thing is for sure - they need to survive. And to survive, they needed e...
This novel holds nothing back, and I should warn you not to get too attached to anyone. You will be surprised at how quick Higson is to rip characters from the pages of this book and it's best just to accept their fate and move along. Read the rest of this review at Notes in the Margin.
This was a fairly good read. But I won't read on with this series. It was gripping and creepy and interesting. But it was about kids. And teenagers. Well done, well portrayed. But not my thing.
Book 1: The Enemy 4 stars. Fast paced. Fun. Gory, and truly sickening in places. Great characters, with realistic reactions to the disintegration of the world around them. Book 2: The Dead 4 stars. Book 3: The Fear 2 stars. So why have I rated this book 2 stars, and the preceding two, b...