Sara's Review: The Loudest Silence by Kate L Mary
KINDLE UNLIMITED PUBLISHER: Twisted Press, LLC RELEASED: July 23, 2018 GENRE: SCIFI, DYSTOPIAN LENGTH: 322 pages FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK
When Regan was a young girl living in the small town of Altus, OK, Kellan was just her brother's best friend. Then the virus came, turning the world's population into zombies, and he became so much more. They were only kids, but he saved her. Watched over her. Kept her alive. And he's been doing the same thing every day since. After living the apocalypse for nine years, Regan thought they'd experienced every kind of loss and terror imaginable. But when a new group starts wreaking havoc in the Oklahoma wastelands where they live, Regan and Kellan are faced with a new set of horrors. When they cross paths with a teenage girl, offering to help seems like the right thing to do. But Regan and Kellan soon discover that lending aid to the girl very well could lead to their undoing.
FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
We did a blog tour on this book, and it peaked my interest. I never read anything from Mary before but, every once in a while I love a great post-apocalyptic series. Add in a little romance, and I love it even more. Regan and Kellan have been together since the start of the apocalypse, he was her older brother best friend, and when their families all died, he took care of her. Nine years later her at 21 and him at 24 Regan is discovering that Kellan is a man, a handsome man. I laughed at this and thought to myself (late bloomer there) that should have happed around 16 at the latest. They have been living in an underground bunker with a group of people just surviving the zombie apocalypse. In this world. The zombies are no longer the problem other people are. I hadn’t read Mary’s other series Broken World which this series is an offshoot of. The setting is bleak and desolate, with a very Mad Max Fury Road feel to it (my favorite movie) It has only been nine years since most of the world died, but the things we loved like electricity, internet, facebook, television are things of the past. It’s an unbelievable world all about survival of the fittest. The imagery is intense and is paired with great action and suspense. The love story was one I enjoyed, and I was disappointed that all the buildup and it was so light on the details however the rest of the book was so phenomenal I can overlook it. I will be reading the Broken World series next. I am giving The Loudest Silence: A Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Novel 5 Boundless stars, I loved it.