Death's Awakening (Eternal Sorrows #1)
by Sarra Cannon
For sixteen-year-old Parrish Sorrows, life is about to become a nightmare.
This is the night she’ll wake up to her mother’s convulsions. The night she’ll lose contact with her father and sister in New York. The night 911 will stop answering the phone.
This is the night a mysterious supernatural virus begins its deadly rampage across the globe, killing billions in a matter of days. And just when things can’t get worse, the dead begin to rise.
Parrish must find a way to survive the horror of this new world. Along the way, she’ll team up with the gorgeous boy next door she’s always been drawn to, the snobby ex-bff she’s hated for years, a genius computer nerd, and a young boy who never says a word but is somehow a kindred spirit.
DEATH’S AWAKENING is the first book in Sarra Cannon’s new Eternal Sorrows series. Told from alternating points of view, this story is packed with action, magic, and romance that will leave you begging to find out what happens as this group of teens struggles to survive the zombie apocalypse.
They are about to find out zombies are the least of their problems.
This is not your typical zombie story! OK so I loved Death's Awakening! Sarra created a magical twist on an apocalyptic zombie world. I seriously haven't read any other book like it. She really took an unusual (but very good) direction towards what would cause a Zombie Apocalypse. The book starts introducing a witch who lives in another realm but by a series of circumstances she ends up in our realm where the other characters are. At first I had a bit of difficulty reading the book because each chapter is a different character. Once each character was introduced and i found out how they were connected to one another I was able to read it very easily. It was actually refreshing to switch from character to character and experience from each one how they were feeling and what they were going through. We read about three teenagers, Parrish, Karmen, and Noah who have grown up together in the same neighborhood but live very different lives. Yet these three find themselves drawn together when a deadly virus appears and wipes out most of the world they once knew. Not only does the virus kill most of the people they once knew, but it also brings them back as flesh eating zombies. Together they must try to survive in the world that is now dangerous and deadly. Later on they meet up with another survivor, Crash, and together they try to figure out why this is happening and why they were not affected by the virus. The book ended with a big cliffhanger for the second installment in the series to pick up from. I will definitely be reading the next one! I am not a big zombie fan but I honestly loved this book! I loved most characters (while hating a few) lol. I loved how Sarra changed your typical zombie story and added a bit of magic into the mix! I am sitting here wishing I had book two! I would gladly recommend this book
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Sarra Cannon grew up in a small town in Georgia where she learned that being popular always comes at a price. She is the author of the young adult paranormal Peachville High Demons series, which she first began self-publishing in October of 2010. Since the series began, Sarra has sold over 110,000 copies and recently signed a contract with Sea Lion Books to create a graphic novel adaptation of Beautiful Demons, the first book in the series.
Sarra lives in North Carolina with her amazing husband, her new baby boy, and her teeny tiny Pomeranian, Snickerdoodle.