Review-The Enemy by Charlie Higson

The Enemy by Charlie Higson
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
A sickness has afflicted everyone over the age of 16; anyone who is a “grown-up” has become a decomposing, brainless creature that survives by feeding on children. The children and teens have barricaded themselves in fortified buildings, fighting off attacks from the grown-ups who travel in packs, like hungry dogs. Before long, the young survivors are promised a safe haven in Buckingham Palace and make their way to it, crossing London on a perilous journey that will test them in harrowing ways. But their fight to stay alive is far from over—the threat from within is as real as the one on the outside.


I nommed this book like a zombie noms brains; in great, big, juicy chunks.  I even recommended this to my husband, who usually gives anything YA-associated the evil eye. This book follows two groups of teens who have come together to journey across zombie infested London to reach Buckingham Palace, where they have been promised a safe haven, but nothing is what it seems. The pacing is flawless and will keep you swiftly turning pages to find out what happens next, and there are some heartbreaking moments as well. If you’re anything like me, you’ll fall in love with Maxie, Arran, Whitney, Blue, and especially Small Sam as they battle their way to the promise of safety. Higson has created characters that are tough and resourceful, and that will go to any lengths to protect the ones they love. I adored this book and am eagerly awaiting The Dead (The Enemy, Book 2), due out in June, Order The Enemy:Amazon | Barnes and Noble

                                                  About the author
Charles Murray Higson (born 3 July 1958), more commonly known as Charlie Higson, is an English actor, comedian, author and former singer. He has also written and produced for television.
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  1. [I deleted the previous comment because I was redundant in my wording hehe!]

    I love how short & efficient that review was. I don't normally read this type of thing but I might now that I've checked out your review.

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  2. Kristin! Totally awesome review! I'm not sure how the heck I missed this title when I was combing the net the other day looking for some good reads about zombies. I love books like this even though they always seem to give me nightmares. lol. I guess I'm a glutton for punishment.

    Thanks so much for the follow. I really like your blog, so I'm a new follower now. And I'm stealing your button cause it's hella cool. Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

  3. Awesome review! This one has been in my TBR pile for ages now, and I've been kind of hesitant to give it a try. Though, now with your review, I really want to read it.

  4. I'm so glad to see you liked this one! I don't have much experience with zombie lit, but I won the UK edition of this and The Dead a while ago, and want to read them, especially because the girl I got them from was so excited someone from the US won, so that I could read it early.

    I hadn't heard much about them though, so I'm really glad to hear you liked it so much!

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