Review- Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater

ISBN: 0765331276 (ISBN13: 9780765331274)
Author: Rhiannon Frater
Publisher: Tor Books
Published: November 8,2011 (first published February 17th 2009)
Page Count: 368 Pages
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Picking up where The First Days ends, Fighting to Survive features the further zombie-killing, civilization-saving adventures of a pair of sexy, kick butt heroines and the men who love them. A hundred or so survivors of the zombie plague have found tenuous safety in the walled off center of a small Texas town. Now the hard work of survival begins—finding enough food; creating safe, weather-resistant shelter; establishing laws; and fighting off both the undead who want to eat them and the living bandits who want to rob and kill them.

I borrowed a copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for them.


Fighting to Survive continues the story first established in The First Days. Unfortunately for the survivors in Ashley Oaks there is a new menace in town and this time it's not just the Zombies.

I really enjoyed this sequel to The First Days. It felt comforting seeing the characters again. By the start of Fighting to Survive the people living in the fort have swelled in numbers. Naturally that means it is finally time for them to clear out the hotel. Once they entered the hotel the action picked up. The whole sequence reminded me of an old school horror movie. I could envision the survivors creeping through this dark hotel jumping at every little bump, dreading every turn and just when they think it's clear and start relaxing WHAM the doors burst open and your left fighting for your life against a large group of undead.

I love that we also saw more of the marauders. Next to the zombies these would certainly be the biggest threat if a Zombie apocalypse happened. These guys were mean and I was cheering every single death that happened to them. They not the zombies were the truly frightening part of this book. It is hard imaging that after the horrors this new world has inflicted on them, living people can still prove to be worse.

Fighting to Survive had something for everyone. Love, Death, Sex, Murder,Mystery and lots of Zombie carnage. Overall this was a great book, I have no complaints. I highly recommend picking this up if you haven't already. I will be giving Fighting to Survive 4 ★★★★.


  1. I totally agree! There's something for even the most hesitant of zombie book reader! I enjoyed your review! I just finished Fighting to Survive and can't wait for the next one! :D


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