Saturday, July 14, 2012

REVIEW: The Weepers by Susanne Winnacker

Title: The Weepers (The Other Life, #1)
Author: Susanne Winnacker
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Horror, Dystopian
Format: Hardcover, 261 pages
Published:  Published May 15th 2012 by Marshall Cavendish (first published February 1st 2012) 
ISBN: 0761462759 (ISBN13: 9780761462750)

About the Author:

Susanne Winnacker studied law and lives with her husband, a dog and three bunnies in the Ruhrgebiet, Germany. She loves coffee (in every shape and form), traveling and animals.


3 years, 1 month, 1 week and 6 days since I’d seen daylight. One-fifth of my life.

Sherry and her family have lived sealed in a bunker in the garden since things went wrong up above. Her grandfather has been in the freezer for the last three months, her parents are at each other’s throats and two minutes ago they ran out of food.

Sherry and her father leave the safety of the bunker and find a devastated and empty LA, smashed to pieces by bombs and haunted by ‘Weepers’ - rabid humans infected with a weaponized rabies virus.

While searching for food in a supermarket, Sherry’s father disappears and Sherry is saved by Joshua, a boy-hunter. He takes her to Safe-haven, a tumble-down vineyard in the hills outside LA, where a handful of other survivors are picking up the pieces of their ‘other lives’. As she falls in love for the first time, Sherry must save her father, stay alive and keep Joshua safe when his desire for vengeance threatens them all.

My Thoughts:

Sherry and her family have lived in a bunker for exactly 3 years, 1 month, 1 week and 6 days. And just two minutes ago, they have eaten their last can of food. With their family starving, Sherry and her father have no other choice but to leave the bunker to find food.

Winnacker has delivered an electrifying fresh new series that will surely capture the hearts of everyone who loves dystopian books. The Weepers has me begging for the next installment! This book is a quick read that is impossible to put down.  Well drawn main characters, brilliant writing style, vivid imagery, breathtaking suspense, unforgettable love scenes, extraordinary plot - what more could you ask?

My Rating:

4.5 stars
An excellent read.

1 comment:

  1. I did really enjoy this one myself, I think ot was fresh for a survival novel and I can't wait to read more! Great review :0