Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Review: Siege by Rhiannon Frater (ATWD #3)

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  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Pages: 368
  • Source: Finished copy from the Publisher for review
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As the survivors continue to seek stability in their lives,
forces both inside and outside the fort walls move
them toward a final, climactic conflict between
the living and the dead.  Jenni, Katie and the others
discover that they are not alone, that there is another
enclave of survivors whose leaders plan to take over the fort.

Faced with a series of difficult decisions, each choice they
make could lead to the deaths of those they love or, if not
careful, their own demise.

Meanwhile, an army of the dead is descending on the fort.
Soon, the living will face their ultimate fear...

...a siege by the dead.

But they will fight to the end to survive...

As the world dies.

My Thoughts 

OMG! This was just friggin unbelievably epic!! I don't think anything I say could possibly even come close to how I feel about this book and series!! I will try to keep this review as coherent as possible and spoiler free of course!! I thought that the first two books were intense and emotional, but they have nothing on this one!! Of course it is the awesome writing and story telling in those that lead you to love the characters so much which in turn makes this book such an emotional ride!! I think this may be my new favorite series ever!

Intense is a complete understatement. Emotional doesn't begin to touch on how this book affected me. I don't think I have ever read a book that I actually have had to stop and regroup because I was that emotionally broken. I am getting teary eyed trying to write this review. That is how much this book, and series work their way into your heart. Just as with the previous book there is even more added threat to their survival. They are doing pretty well in the fort, but they are still in real danger. The Vigilante still hasn't been caught, there is the new military threat, there is a massively huge horde of zombies coming, and people seem to be turning on each other. We also have the added element of the ghosts who are trapped between and can't move on. It is a perfect addition to an already epic story!

The characters are just as kick ass, and we meet a few new characters. Some I loved, some I hated. (Paige would be one I hated.) Rhiannon's ability to make you feel like you personally know them is just amazing, and makes it even more devastating when bad things happen. She also does a great job at keeping the humor and touching moments in there too, which make you smile even through the tears that will undoubtedly be streaming down your face! That humor and caring makes it that much harder on you because you love the characters so much. It is great how they come together as a community and are willing to risk themselves to help others. 

This book is an amazingly awesome conclusion to the As The World Dies series. It really could not have been better. I think that when I finished the book and closed it, the pieces of my broken heart stayed scattered among the pages inside! This is one of the most heart-pounding, tension filled, emotional books I have ever read. I was sobbing uncontrollably through a lot of the book. I felt like someone was squeezing my heart, and found myself holding my breath numerous times. This series is a truly touching story about survival even in the worst of times. It shows you how selfless some people can be, and how selfish and oblivious others can be. I can't say enough how great this book is. I just want everyone to read it!! I would give this a million stars in a heartbeat! (That is if I had not left my heart in the pages of this book.) 5 out of 5 stars!!


  1. Awww girl this is a fantastic review! I love the broken heart reference I felt the exact same way. Even now if I think about it my heart breaks all over again. Honestly it's the book with the most palpable emotion I've ever read. It's one of the reasons why I love it so much and why I formed a cult! :)

    Amazing review chick I'm glad you gave in to my threats and that you loved it! Now we'll have to re-read it together! :D And Bastion next which I also loved as much as this!

    1. I am really excited for Bastion. The way you talk about it I know it will be amazing!! I am so glad that I gave into you and picked up this series!! It is one of my favorites of all time now!!

  2. Ah Amy! Wonderful review! I definitely love books that make me heartwarmed! Sounds like a great series I should try despite my dislike of zombies. (from horror movies, maybe book zombies are not too creepy)
    Anyways I really enjoyed your review of a book you love!!!!!!!!!!

    1. It's not so creepy because you don't have to see them. I won't lie though, there is definitely a high creepy factor. They are fighting to survive a world taken over by zombies. The overall story is just so great though, so even if you aren't a zombie person, the characters and the will to survive are just amazing.

  3. I have never heard of this book (probably because of the zombie thing) but I am all about trying stuff out of my comfort zone, so maybe I will muster up my courage and give it a try. A good book is a good book!

    1. I know that you don't like the whole zombie thing, but seriously, this series is amazing!! You will fall in love with the characters and want to protect them the way they are trying to protect each other. These books worked their way into my heart and shattered it in this final one.

  4. Well said! Complete emotional overload. Glad you made it through it to the end and have recovered a bit. This series truly says with you.

    1. Yes, I am emotionally scarred for a while I think. It was such a fantastic series and I am so happy that I read it.


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