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Reviewed by Nicholus Schroeder for Readers' Favorite
One: Book 2 of the Sanctuary Chronicles is a dystopian book by Greg Rode. The world is in ruins and overrun with flesh-eating zombies, and the protagonist’s group--consisting of three women--has decided to head to upstate New York, hoping that the horde of the city hasn’t ventured into the sparsely populated countryside. That’s reason one and reason two is that zombies don’t fare so well in extreme cold. Therefore, the group decides to make the long drive to their safe haven. For the most part, they fared pretty well, considering the odds. That all changed, though, when the group was separated from Eve, and it sunk in that their new family could fall apart at any moment. Awaiting them in the countryside village, however, were a few surprises that could threaten to tear down their new family and they might just wish that they’d never made the trip. What shocking discoveries will they come across on their journey? And what lies in wait for them at their “safe” haven?
One was an absolute delight to read. This book has one of the best plots I’ve read in the zombie genre or books that have an apocalyptic setting overrun with zombies. The plot was fun and had me hooked within a few minutes and the last few scenes were beyond incredible. The points of interest that the group visited along their long trek were also meaningful and I liked getting to know more about the world and the unique zombies. I was impressed by how formidable the undead are in this book as they stage ambushes and had quite a few more tricks up their sleeves that kept the action fresh and unpredictable.
Character development was a huge positive for me as the characters were life-like and relatable. The protagonist, in particular, was my favorite; he’s a really funny guy and it’s hilarious how he refers to his knife as “the KNIFE” even when he’s armed with a shotgun, as he still has more faith in “the KNIFE” than a firearm. Action scenes were also a blast and I’m more than satisfied with them. Another positive aspect worth mentioning is Greg Rode’s stellar descriptive style of writing. He conveyed each scene with remarkable detail and his descriptions never went over my head; picturing it all unfold was relatively easy and fun, especially the action scenes. I’d recommend this book to readers that love the supernatural genre, zombies, and apocalyptic settings. This book has a plot worth reading and a cast of characters that is sure to tug at your heartstrings. This book is well worth your time.