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Siege by Rhiannon Frater
Series: As the World Dies #3
Published by Tor on April 24, 2012
Genres: Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic, Horror
Source: the Publisher
Also by this author: The First Days, Fighting to Survive, The Last Bastion of the Living: A Futuristic Zombie Novel
Siege is the conclusion to Rhiannon Frater’s As the World Dies trilogy, which should appeal to fans of The Walking Dead. Both The First Days and Fighting to Survive won the Dead Letter Award from Mail Order Zombie. The First Days was named one of the Best Zombie Books of the Decade by the Harrisburg Book Examiner.
The zombie illness has shattered civilization. The survivors who have found tenuous safety in Texas defend their fort against the walking dead and living bandits.
Katie has made peace with the death of her wife and is pregnant and married to Travis, who has been elected Mayor. Jenni, her stepson, Jason; and Juan—Travis’s righthand man—are a happy family, though Jenni suffers from PTSD. Both women are deadly zombie killers.
In Siege, the people of Ashley Oaks are stunned to discover that the vice president of the United States is alive and commanding the remnants of the US military. What’s left of the US government has plans for this group of determined survivors.
Today is my official day on the Siege Blog Tour and I’m super excited to have Rhiannon stop by with a guest post on her favorite zombie stuff today! How fun right?? But first… check out my review for Siege.
That was damn awesome. 🙂 Siege was hands down my favorite from this entire series. I loved how everything was concluded because it was far from perfect and typical of what one might expect from a world with zombies: nothing ever goes right and NO ONE is safe!! In Siege, fighting the zombies has become the least of their worries. After a member of their community betrays them it causes everyone to realize that the zombies are not the only things that people need to fear.
The thing I loved most about this small community of survivors was how strong, independent and extremely resilient they all were. (Almost) everyone was ready and willing to work hard and do their part in the community but of course there were the individuals that still thought themselves better in various ways and wouldn’t be ‘reduced’ to menial labor. Those particular characters cracked me up because I know for a fact there will always be those people in the world, especially the women still wearing high heels and makeup while the world is going to shit.
This one had me on the edge of my seat for almost the entire story. It was exciting, nerve-racking, emotional and incredibly realistic… a real nail biter. A well written story of survival and doing anything and everything to secure it. Siege didn’t lose any of its original snarky humor but still managed to be one highly emotional thrill ride. If you’re any kind of zombie fan, do not deny yourself this series!
And now let’s see what Rhiannon’s favorite zombie items are!
Ever since I started writing about zombies, I have been given a ton of cute zombie merchandise by family, friends, and fans. I decided to compile a list of some of my favorite zombie stuff that is available for purchase. Some of the items I already own, some I don’t.
10. Brain Cupcakes
How cute are these? I totally want them! Perfect for when the nieces and nephews are over and playing zombie video games or watching zombie movies.
Available at Amazon.
9. Dismember-Me Plush Zombie
This was a gift from a friend and I love him! He’s so much fun to pull apart when a book is frustrating me. Right now he’s in pieces on my desk!Available at Think Geek.
8. Ghoulia Yelps from Monster High
My niece LOVES Monster High. And I admit, so do I. My husband bought me Ghoulia Yelps, the daughter of the Zombies, as a gift. I love her. She’s so adorable despite being dead. In the cartoon on the Monster High website she’s the smartest of all the kids, though she can only talk in moans.
Available at stores everywhere!
7. The Zombie of Montclaire Moors Statue
I saw this guy on the table of another author while at an event in Los Angeles. I WANT HIM! Of course, the neighbors would have a fit. Oh, well, I guess that is what back yards are for.
You can get him at Toscano.
6. My Zombie Ate Your Honor Student Bumper Sticker
Yes, I have this on my car. yes, I love it. And yes, I’m sick of all those honor student bumper stickers on the SUV’s careening around Austin. *evil grin*
5. Zombie Head Cookie Jar
Need, want, will kill to have it! I love this cookie jar so much. It makes me giggle whenever I look at it. Since I love making cookies, this is a must have item on my next birthday.
4. Zombiewood Wench Dress
I admit I would have to hit the treadmill a lot more often to fit into this dress, but I think it’s so adorable. I love it.
3. Zombie Necklace
I would definitely wear this and with pride. I love the old school font and the sparkles. ACK…does this count as a sparkling zombie?
2. Iron Fist Zombie Shoes
I own these! I wanted them so much I ordered them from the UK long before they became available in the US. I like to wear them at book signings and at conventions. I’ve busted the heels TWICE, but always get them repaired. Love them!
1. Iron Fist Zombie Purse
When to purses, I’m a Betsey Johnson girl, but when I saw this purse, I squealed. WANT IT! WILL HAVE IT
What is some of your favorite zombie stuff?
Thanks so much for stopping by Rhiannon, your top ten list is awesome (and I totally want that bumper sticker!!!) Be sure and check out the rest of her As The World Dies: Zombie Trilogy below on Goodreads.