Wisteria (Wisteria, #1)
by Bisi Layton
Sixteen year old Wisteria Kuti has two options—track the infected around the Isle of Smythe or leave the only known safe haven and face a world infested with flesh eating biters. But even with well-armed trackers, things go wrong and Wisteria ends up alone facing certain death, until she is rescued by the mysterious Bach. Uninfected, Bach is able to survive among the hordes of living dead.
Eighteen year old Bach, from a race known as The Family, has no interest in human affairs. He was sent here to complete his Great Walk and return home as a man—as a Sen Son. The Family regard humans as Dirt People, but Bach is drawn to this Terran girl, whom he has never seen before, but somehow knows.
Hunted by flesh eaters, cannibals, and the mysterious blood thirsty group called Red Phoenix, Wisteria and Bach make their way back to the Isle of Smythe, a community built on secrets and lies.
My Review:Wow! Let's talk about surprises! I thought this would be a great book, but it was even better. It has aliens, it has zombies and it has romance. What else could we possibly wish for?
Most of the humans are infected by Nero disease which turns them into biters. Wisteria is living on the Isle of Smythe with her mother and her brother and she is a tracker. Her job is to kill all the biters that threten the Isle of Smythe, one of the last known places on Earth biters-free. But one day, something goes wrong and Wisteria is left alone with bunch of biters. She almost gets bitten but Bach, who is from another race called Family, saves her.
I won't tell much about the plot as it would be too spoilery, but let me tell you this. This book is made of 99% action awesomeness. There's always something happening, someting that makes you wanting to know what happens next. There is so much surprises and twists in this book that I lost count of them. It seems to me that every character has some secret of their own and will surprise you sooner or later.
I loved Wisteria. She's just a normal girl cought up in this dystopian world and she's a true kick-ass when in danger. I feel like I could really relate to her. Bach on the other hand was full of mysteries. It was hard to understand him sometimes as we don't know much about Family until much later in the book.
I really enjoyed this book, even though there were some minor things I had problem with, I really did enjoy it. I can't wait to get my hands on Myopia which is the second book in Wisteria series. I would recommend this book to everyone who likes zombies, aliens or something different. You won't regret giving the chance to this book.
About the Author:
Bisi Leyton was born in East London in 1978. She grew up in London, Nigeria and the States, listening to the stories life and love from aunts, cousins and big sisters.
She lives in London, but has worked around Europe including France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and the Czech Republic. She has a fondness for reading graphic novels.
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