’m an avid romance reader. I very rarely venture outside of my nice, comfy, and-they-lived-happily-ever-after comfort zone. But I’m also not one to say no to a dare. So when The Design Dude double-dog dared me to read his favorite genre, post-apocalypse dystopian, I said what the hell? I enjoy The Walking Dead. I’ll give it a go.
Here’s the results of our little social experiment:
Hope exists in the countryside, in the form of a self-sustaining underground facility designed to withstand any calamity. But in order to reach its safety, the survivors must travel hundreds of treacherous miles, with the night—and the creatures that dwell within it—always at their backs.
The rules are simple: stay out of the dark, load up on silver bullets, and whatever you do, stay alive.
The road to salvation has begun …
What I liked
What I didn’t like
This romance reader has officially ventured outside of her comfort zone and really enjoyed the journey. I downloaded the rest of the series immediately. All it took was a few pages for me to be invested enough in the characters to see what the author ultimately had in store for them (even if it’s not a happily ever after). I might even consider adding Will and Danny to my ultimate zombie apocalypse team.
Long-story-short: Thanks for the double-dog dare, Design Dude!
What about all you readers out there? Ever ventured outside of your reading comfort zone? Have a double-dog dare for us? We’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below or if you're a bit shy in public, drop us a line.
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