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Like its predecessor this it isn't your stereotypical run of the mill, zombie apocalypse novel, I thoroughly enjoy the way Pixie takes the zombie genre and gives it her own unique twist. It does have zombies but it is also loaded with, Family bonding and their willing to overcome any obstacle that may come in between them. The dynamic between three of the main characters creates a well-developed and complex love triangle. Again, this book isn’t just about survival but how to keep your family together in the disastrous consequences of the apocalypse.
I fell in love with Kill or Cure and couldn't wait to read the second book and the wait was worth it. Bloodlust picks up right where the first book left off and continues to follow Alyx as she continues to battle the infected. But now we have a couple of added bonuses of military tyrants and good old-fashioned gangsters. Axle is seventeen and despite all the events from the first book, you can still tell she’s a teenager, unlike some dystopian books where you need to remind yourself the age of the main characters.
I love Alyx’s character growth she’s still kickass but even more so as she has to protect her brother Tommy and with Pixies writing you’re right there with them. The virus hasn’t consumed Tommy…yet. However, the “delightful” General Sinter is determined to capture him for his own malevolent schemes. My emotions were everywhere I wanted to protect Tommy and I want to punch other characters.
The book pulls you into a new world and once you are there it’s hard to leave. If it wasn’t for the 6 nations rugby, I would have finished this book in one sitting. I adore Pixie’s books because they are so effortless to read as they are well developed and easy to picture. I really don’t know how Pixie does it but the balance between the character and story development is delightful and a joy to read. The journey through the desert and back streets to Alhena delivers an epic dystopian landscape that’s easy to picture. Keeping the characterisation and story growth balanced while having this book set against a busy world that has been destroyed by an infection that turns people into zombies and the uninfected located in walled cities is magical to read.
I don’t think I can recommend this series enough and if you haven’t read the first one please check it out. The series is worth a read just to get a new take on the Zombie genre or if you’re a fan of zombies with some comedy thrown in for good measure.
by Readers Enjoy Authors' Dreams
After reading book one in the series, read my review HERE, I could not wait to just jump right into this one! I adore all the characters and the story line itself. This is a post apocalyptic zombie read….but…the story is not all about a group trying to evade the evil dead. There is so much more going on here and although they do encounter the brain eaters, it is few and far between.
There was so much more action in this installment. It was literally non. stop. Every time you thought the group was going to get a break, think again because lurking behind every corner was something or someone trying to stop them for their own personal gain.
I very much admired Alyx in this book and loved the way she had grown from a young girl into a young woman whom is looked at as a leader. She really took control and realized that she is stronger as a person than she ever thought could be possible. I also had a huge fondness of Winter and I would LOVE a novella from her POV from before she met the group. She is definitely a kick ass female that often gets over looked because she seems so shy and timid. She is not either of those things and has surprised some of our much hated villians in the most amusing ways.
With the group trying to race the clock to save Tommy, I am so nervous as to what will come next. I cannot wait for the next installment and will jump on it straight away as soon as it is in my hot little hands!
Thank you to author, Pixie Britton, for the review copy in exchange of my honest review.
by Heather - Nightly Reading
Great characters, including a fantastic female protagonist!
Gotta love a good series where the lead character is a layered young woman, who is smart as she is brave, and is as bad-ass as they come!
In this second thrilling installment of the Kill of Cure series, Alyx is desperately trying to get her brother the help he needs. As his bloodlust and craving for human flesh starts to takeover, Alyx, along with her motley crew of friends, take a risky journey to Alhena in order to find the one person who can help them.
I am loving these books guys! This one especially! There is so much action, and everyone has to step out of their roles in order to achieve their mission, which is fantastic because as far as I’m concerned, good characters need to evolve, in order for a series to thrive. Trust me, there are no stagnant characters here. Even Winter (love her so much!), is starting to develop new traits and skills. Of course, Tommy is trying to hold onto his humanity for as long as he can, but his physical evolution is very frightening.
Great writing, tons of action, amazing characters, all set in a terrifying post-apocalyptic world, where the undead aren’t even the most dangerous thing to watch out for. What more can you ask for?
You'll want to read book one to get the full effect of this book. Alyx has grown up since book one, and there are things other than the walking dead she needs to worry about. The military and rogue gangs now challenge her and those around her. But Alyx stays true to herself through it all, and you won't be able to put this book down!
by The Faerie Review
The group is on the way to Alhena to try to find a cure for Tommy. But the path to Alhena is full of infected and General Sinter is still out there after Ally and Tommy. And even if they can get to Alhena it doesn’t mean that they could get in or if the person they are looking for could even help them.
There is so much stacked against them but the group still keeps fighting. I loved seeing how everyone has grown since the first book. I loved little Winter, she is so cute and so much more than the little mouse she comes across as. Of course you will have the love triangle but it has matured as well and not as awkward.
I really like where this series is going and can’t wait for the last book. It’s a fresh look at zombies and in Kill or Cure Bloodlust the group is on constant fight or flight mode. There is no room for a breath of fresh air. And even though they are fighting the infected and Sinter, I loved how the family was there for each other.
This is a great series and one that I recommend to those that like a good zombie and dystopian story. It’s one you really need to check out.
by J Bronder Book Reviews
I chose to read book 2 in the series because it reminded me of The Passage by Justin Cronin. However, I recommend reading book 1 first because there were vague references to previous events in the first book as well as it took a while to get a sense of who the characters were.
With that being said, the story is well written and full of lots of action and adventure. The characters are very interesting and there is a love triangle in the middle of trying to save Ally’s brother Tommy who was scratched by one of the Infected and may be part of the cure.
I loved the storyline and I look forward to reading the next in the series because it was left as a cliffhanger. Highly recommend!
Thank you to Pixie Britton and R & R Book Tours for giving me the opportunity to review this book with no expectations of a positive review given.
by Eclectic Review
Pixie Britton is a full time indie author, podcaster and public speaker. When she's not writing her debut YA series, she's working with local schools running creative writing workshops and advocating child literacy.