Title: Sadie Walker is Stranded
Author: Madeleine Roux
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin 2012
Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Zombie; Mount TBR; Fall into Reading
How I Got It: I own it!
Sadie Walker is one of the survivors in this new world. Living in north Seattle behind barrier that keep the living in and the dead out, she trying to get back to a normal life, while raising her eight-year-old nephew, if anyone even knows what “normal” is anymore. Then everything goes sideways when Shane is kidnapped by a group of black market thieves and they bring down a crucial barrier in the city while trying to escape, and flood the city with the walking dead. After rescuing her nephew, Sadie and Shane escape Seattle on the last remaining boat, along with other survivors. However, now they must face the complete chaos of a world filled with flesh eating zombies and humans who are playing with a whole new rule book when it comes to survival in their journey to find a new place that they can call home.
Oh! Such ambiance. Such suspense. Such horror. I was concerned that a continuation of Allison Hewitt’s story would disappoint. That book had such vibrant characters that I worried. Thankfully I was wrong in my concerns. This story jumps right into the action and never stops. We follow Sadie and a ragtag band of misfits as they try to survive after The Outbreak. I loved the setting of the Pacific Northwest. I could almost hear the seagulls and smell the brisk salt air wind. This zombie novel doesn’t have much gore, but it sure has enough terror and gotcha moments. I loved this book so much that I plowed right through it in one sitting. Great novel!