Today I am reviewing Days of Love and Blood by R. S. Carter.
Blurb: The Demon Virus spreads worldwide in a matter of days leaving nothing but a few uninfected people in its path along with disease-riddled survivors who possess homicidal tendencies.
Carson drives across the country, back to her parents’ farm, with her son Ronan to begin a new life in a post-apocalyptic world. There she discovers more uninfected people like herself and attempts to build new relationships after the devastating loss of her husband.
Two men distract Carson from her grief, each possessing different characteristics that she found, loved and needed in her husband. Cooper has a bad attitude but gives Carson the space she needs with his self-sufficient, independent ways. Ben panders after her but exhibits a kindness she appreciates. Neither of them embody all of which she lost in her husband’s death.
The need for human interaction intertwines with the daily struggle of tribulation, remorse and adjustment, revolving around the constant battles between the uninfected and the last remaining homicidal maniacs. Days of Love and Blood is a story which examines the bonds created between people in times of change with an unexpected shocking end that will have you questioning your own threshold for pain.
My Review: The virus that kills off the majority of the population within a number of days is bad enough but the ones that don’t die right away is where the real horror lies. Turned into homicidals with one desire to kill the uninfected anyway possible you can do two things run or fight. Carson after loosing her husband to a pack of the monsters chooses to fight to protect her young son. Her weapon of choice is two Katana swords. The choice of weapons in this book is one of the best ideas, loved it. I have to say this is one of the best post-apocalyptic books I have ran across. The action is great and the relationships between the survivors is masterful. The obstacles that they face are believable and the solutions unique. A reader gets totally wrapped up in the story and cares deeply for the characters. I consider this a must read for the lovers of TEOTWAWKI stories.The book is well written and edited I found no continuity problems in the book . I would re-read it just to absorb what I might have missed in the first go around. This book gets 5 stars.