Ten years ago, a horrifying disease began spreading across the West Texas desert. Infected peopleshakesattacked the living and created havoc and destruction. No one has ever survived the infection. Daisy Wilcox, known as Willie, has been protecting her siblings within the relatively safe walls of Glory, Texas. When Willies good-for-nothing father steals a fortune from one of the most dangerous shake-hunters in town, she finds herself on the hook for his debt. With two hunters, including the gruff and handsome Ben, to accompany her, she sets out across the desert in search of her father. But the desert is not kind to travelers, and not everyone will pass through alive....
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Devils Unto Dust Reviews
Review Originally Posted On The Sassy Book Geek
****ARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review****
What an amazing debut novel! I can’t believe this is Berquist’s first book, she writes like a pro and honestly this book had pretty much everything I love and look for! This was just overall extremely well written and well executed, I could gush on and on!
First of all I’d like to say this is more of a infection-style book than a zombie book, they’re ...more
Couldn’t put it down
I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books*
Even if this book releases on 2018 I could keep it down. The Wild West meets zombies in this engaging trip from one city to another and a girl's attempt to save her family.
Willie, her brother Micah and her twins brother and sister live in poverty in the small town of Glory. It's the 19th century and Northern America has literally abandoned everyone to the South after the terrifying dis ...more
I am sad to finish this book. I loved the desert & fever dream scenes, as well as being on the road with Willie. She leaves Glory to search for her father in order to rescue herself and protect her siblings. Ms. Berquist is especially good at characterizing the closeness of siblings & travelers; she conveys their longings and anguish with restraint. I was surprised many times! Can hardly wait for the sequel!!
I love a zombie western, it is quickly becoming my favorite subgenre within the zombie world. The western has taken a fabulous turn over the past few years, alright, a few decades if I go back to the Unforgiven. The black and white Stetsons don’t mean what they used to, there is a shade of gray that seems to cover all of the characters.
Emma Berquist avoided the term zombie like the plague, in fact, I think it was around the forty percent mark before we even encountered a monster. It wa ...more
But I know better than that; this desert may have my heart, but this town will take my bones.
This is a tough book to review because 1. I just read another YA zombie book that ventures into western territory also set within the same decade (1877), albeit different in concept but reading these close together made it hard for this one to feel quite as fresh. 2. I predicted the biggest twist in the novel the second it happened which severely affected the pacing. I did, however, manage to trek thro ...more
This book was fan-freaking-tastic!!!! I started it one evening and ended up staying up til 2:30am just to finish it!
Think True Grit meets the Walking Dead...wonderful, strong characters, gripping story line and just enough romance to make me a swoon a little bit.
I hope (fingers crossed Emma Berquist hears my pleas to the universe) that there is a follow up just because I want to learn more about Willie, but in all honesty I could survive with this book alone...my imagination is ...more
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Let's just break this one down in a "yay versus nay" fashion, mostly because I said so.
The Stuff I Liked:
The setting was pretty great. I mean, Western stuff is cool. And then you add this sickness, and undead humans, and yeah. That's as messy as you'd expect, especially when you're talking about a time when technology and life comforts are in their infancy. Basically, it ups the stak ...more