Devil's Wake

Barnes, Steven & . Atria: S. & S. Aug. 2012. c.288p. ISBN 9781451617009. pap. $15. HORROR
When a mysterious epidemic transforms its victims into rage-filled creatures driven to attack and feed on other humans, a few survivors seek refuge in a world driven mad. Teenaged Kendra, set adrift when her family succumbs to the virus, encounters a group of young people in a school bus heading down the West Coast in the hope that they can find one of several rumored safe places before they fall prey to the many roving zombie gangs. The husband-and-wife writing team of Barnes (Great Sky Woman; Shadow Valley) and Due (My Soul To Keep; The Black Rose) puts a fresh spin on the zombie plague motif by hinting at an extraterrestrial origin of the phenomenon.
VERDICT Gruesome but not overly graphic, this tale of young people struggling to remain human—and humane
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