Review: Deadland’s Harvest (Deadland Saga #2) by Rachel Aukes

June 7, 2014 Review 0

Review: Deadland’s Harvest (Deadland Saga #2) by Rachel Aukes

The seven deadly sins with a shambling twist.

The critically acclaimed DEADLAND SAGA:
Book 1: 100 Days in Deadland
Book 2: Deadland’s Harvest
Book 3: Deadland Rising

It has been one hundred days since the zombies claimed the world. Cash, along with forty-two survivors, have found safety in the secluded and well-guarded Fox National Park. The leaves are changing colors, a beautiful, brutal reminder that winter is coming. As the survivors prepare for freezing months without electricity and not enough food, they learn of massive zombie herds several hundred miles north…and headed their way.

To save the park, Cash must find a place for the survivors to hide from the migrating herds. If Cash and her small band of volunteers don’t succeed by winter, the Fox survivors just may become Deadland’s Harvest.

(Deadland’s Harvest is a journey through Dante Alighieri's classic tale on the seven deadly sins… zombie apocalypse style!)

Title: Deadland’s Harvest
Author: Rachel Aukes
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: 100 Days in Deadland
Series: Deadland Saga
Source: Author
Published: April 26, 2014
Genres: Horror, Zombie Apocalypse
Pages: 405
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Purchase your copy: Amazon
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Stars: five-stars

Rachel Aukes hits another one out of the park in Deadland’s Harvest, the second book in the Deadland Saga! Picking up where the first book left off, Aukes continues to build upon her post-apocalyptic world, using the seven deadly sins to propel the story, while once again telling it in first-person voice through Cash’s eyes. In order to have the best reader experience, it is best to read the Deadland Saga in order.

Cash and Clutch are recovering from the injuries they suffered at the end of the first book, and it takes them awhile to be physically able to fight the Zebs (Zombies) again. With Clutch’s injuries being more severe, Cash realizes that she needs to be patient with him because his personality has been affected too, which I adored about her. Cash is a thoroughly entertaining character because she really is a survivor. I’d like to think that I would be strong like Cash is in facing the Zebs. I also loved that she is a straight shooter, just telling it like it is. Currently, the Zebs have started to travel in herds, migrating south for the winter. Unfortunately, Camp Fox is in the direct path of the herd, which forces their camp leader to trust another survivor group for help, all the while hoping that they’ll not be betrayed in the process. Aukes does a wonderful job of balancing the characters’ emotional growth while also keeping the characters feeling like real people in the harsh world that they are living in now. The pulse-pounding fight scenes with the Zebs along with the stunning, and at times, heartbreaking plot twists keep the pages flying by right up to the stunning conclusion.

Once again, I was completely captivated by Cash, Clutch, and the other survivors as well as their battles with the Zebs—I read Deadland’s Harvest in one sitting! Needless to say, I’m looking forward to the concluding story. I’m thinking it will be epic!

 


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