Fantasy,  Horror,  Young Adult

Survival: Survival Series Prequel

By: Rhonda Hopkins

Some days, the only plan is survival.

When Sarah escapes from her brutal abductors, she promises to return to rescue her twin sister, but with the walking dead invading Fort Worth, TX, she is forced to rely on a competitive coworker who made her work life hell for years. With her coworker weakened by cancer treatments, her sister still imprisoned, and zombies looking for an easy meal, Sarah’s only plan, if she can pull it off, is Survival.

5 stars

Bring it On…

  • by Tom Benson

I’m not a horror fan, which means zombie-related stories come pretty far down my list of interests. I am however a fan of good writing, and heroism if it’s played out well. If the bravery is matched to a pretty young woman who can handle herself and is capable of using firearms, so much the better.

In this prequel, Rhonda Hopkins has produced an enthralling episode of action. Bad guys don’t always go down when hit, but that’s not a problem, because they can be hit again; harder. Within this short story the action is choreographed with care and it works. The dialogue and confrontation with the ‘nasties’ provide a pace so urgent the reader’s breathing rate will change.

Okay, there has to be a niggling negative. If the cover graphic was more realistic than cartoon standard it would give the story the credibility it richly deserves. Inanimate objects occasionally work for a cover, but when a person is to be used – for me, they must look real.

In summary, this is my first time reading this author, but the standard of her work is enough to guarantee I’ll follow this series as it takes off.

An American, Multi-Genre author of Paranormal, Criminal Suspense, Police Procedural and Romance novels. Melanie's uses her education and experience to make her stories exciting, action-packed and gripping. In addition to writing, she also loves to read.

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