The Other Life Review

"Danger isn’t the only thing that makes your heart beat faster.”

The Other Life : who we were before the virus. How we’ll never be again. It’s been 3 years, 1 month, 1 week and 6 days since Sherry has seen daylight. When things went wrong up above, she was sealed off from the world in a bunker with her family. But when they run out of food, Sherry and her dad must venture outside. There they find devastation, desolation...and the Weepers: savage mutant killers.
When Sherry’s dad is snatched from her, she joins Joshua. He’s handsome and strong but he’s also troubled and his thirst for revenge against the Weepers may put them both at risk.

“The seeds of first love are sown amongst the death and destruction of a nightmare future in this incredible debut novel. Beautifully and gut-wrenchingly gripping, it’s essential reading.” – Amazon.

For a debut, this is phenomenal! This novel puts Susanne Winnacker high up on the ladder of dystopian fiction. The plot injects adrenaline into your veins while the characters grasp at your heart strings, hanging on by their fingertips.

I read this book in one sitting which is something I usually try to avoid doing but could not resist on this occasion.

The characterisation was so real in comparison to other books. Sherry isn’t your typical “Katniss Everdeen” as so many protagonists are wrongly compared to. She doesn’t know how to throw a knife and can’t hit her target with a gun every time. Joshua isn’t invincible. He’s not superman. He’s a teenage boy who’s trying to survive in this all too real hell of a world.

I loved this book to pieces! Definitely a new favorite! It’s the first in a planned trilogy and I’m dying to get my hands on the next book! 

The only negative thing I can say about this novel is that it ended all too soon! *sigh* At least there’s a sequel!

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