In a community struggling to survive fifteen years after a zombie outbreak destroyed modern life as we know it, sensitive homemaker Peter sticks out like a sore thumb from his tough, unsentimental neighbours. He watches Cooper, the rugged and practical darling of Wranglestone from afar, convinced Cooper doesn't know he exists.
When Peter makes a deadly mistake, he is forced out into the wilderness surrounding the survivors' compound, and Cooper accompanies him. The two boys realise they adore each other, and their romance begins. However, the pair uncover an earth-shattering secret, one that could destroy their way of life. And when one of the boys is bitten, it seems like their love is finished before it even gets started...
This beautifully written, completely gripping novel takes a fresh approach to the well-worn zombie outbreak trope. Offering more than enough stomach-curdling descriptions of zombie-bashing to keep horror fans happy, the love story between the two leads is gently and romantically portrayed, giving Peter and Cooper a chance to develop and mature throughout the book. With an appealing set-up and some genuinely heart-stopping moments, this is a fantastic debut with good shelf appeal. Essential for any teen collection.