The Blood Will Dry

Fiction - Science Fiction
319 Pages
Reviewed on 08/18/2017
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Author Biography

Kate L. Mary is an award-winning author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, ranging from Post-apocalyptic tales of the undead, to Speculative Fiction and Contemporary Romance. Her YA book, When We Were Human, was the 2015 Children's Moonbeam Book Awards Silver Medal Winner for Young Adult Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fiction, and the 2016 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner for Young Adult Science Fiction.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

The Blood Will Dry by Kate L. Mary is a post-apocalyptic novel that goes beyond the generic zombies that seem to have taken over this whole genre. It is refreshingly terrifying and sometimes too real for comfort, but all of these things make this novel so much more attractive to me. Of course, the subplots and the element of romance were a great hit for me as well as this beautifully crafted, terrifyingly real story that gave me goose bumps. The plot is the main focal point and it is too interesting to ignore or let the minds of readers wander.

The story follows Diana Foster; she is young, bright and healthy, but the fact that she is barely surviving in the post-apocalyptic world is sucking the life out of her and everyone else who survived this disaster. Five years ago, the earth was ravaged by aliens and the people who survived had to claw and fight their way out of the bleak, dark environment. Diana lost everything five years ago, but she is not giving up. The survivors are banding together, but when she discovers a face from the past, she knows that her world will once again undergo turmoil. Even though challenging, this blast from the past gives her the one thing she needed the most: hope for the future. Together, she and the survivors are planning to go up against the aliens in a brave quest, but will they survive? Can they survive against a race that has every advantage?

What can I say about this novel? The characters are developed to perfection. I loved the contrast between Diana and Daisy, both of them very courageous girls, yet at the same time they are so different from each other. Bryan was also a great character, and the tension between him and Diana made way for their romance. Everything was so on-point in this novel, there was no fault to be found and I actually did not even want to find any because The Blood Will Dry by Kate L. Mary is perfect just the way it is.