Good Friday all, I have a great book for you today . I spent all night reading this one . I must say this is a new author to me and I loved every word . So if you apocalyptic stories and zombies this is the book for you FAMILY REUNION J when the apocalypse happens only one thing matters book 2 by P. Mark DeBryan
From the author of the wildly successful debut novel Family Reunion, P. Mark DeBryan, comes a new and terrifying apocalypse family novel. The South African flu had put the fear of God into the world. But the press and the government assured one and all that a revolutionary nanovaccine developed by Dr. Julian Ruegg had stopped the outbreak in its tracks. The vaccine had stopped the flu, yes. But two weeks later a strange and deadly side effect became apparent, a side effect worse than the flu—far, far worse. Jay Brant, mother of two and ex-FBI fingerprint analyst, is trying to survive and get back to her kids as society unravels around her. Nothing matters more than getting her son Mark and his wife to safety in West Virginia, and then rescuing her daughter Auddy, who lives in South Carolina. Jay had put her husband on a plane bound for his family reunion in Seattle, then set off on a road trip to the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. Her job requires the trip once every two weeks, and the four-hour drive and overnight stay are completely routine. As the day unfolds, she begins to realize that this trip will be anything but routine.
I got this book recommendation from a friend , so I decided to dive in . Not realizing that it was book two in the series . But honestly that didn't really matter too much . I know I would of gotten to know the characters better but the book flowed so well that I followed no problem . This is the story just after the South African flu was stopped with a nanovaccine with some really horrible side effects . This follows three different well we can say families . Jay is trying to get to her daughter and bring her back . There are the good guys and the bad guys and the crazies out there and everyone is on edge . Will they survive you will have to read .
I loved the characters in this book its nice to have an apocalypse book that has a really strong female lead . Jay is one kick ass woman, she takes no prisoners. All she wants to do is get her family together and kicks some ass while doing it . Auddy is her daughter who to me is kind of a wuss at the beginning but grows up pretty fast and becomes just like her mom kick ass. Julian is the other main character in the story , he is the creator of the vaccine to stop the flu. He knows there is something wrong and wants to correct it. He and his wife and child break out of the research facility to get away. You can see him struggling with what has happened and you see him a flawed guy just trying to do what is right. There are good guys and bad guys that they meet along the way . Some help them and some hinder them but they survive .
I started this book last night and man I couldn't put it down. The story flowed so well I was turning page after page. I had some giggles and some OMG moments . I honestly thought that this was actually the first book. Yes I am going to go back and read the first book just so I know more about the characters . This is a cool twist on the whole zombie apocalypse genre . coming from the angle of this starting as a vaccine that started it all. I really enjoyed this book and it gave me a book hangover which I must say I love when that happens . So if you want a great read that will keep you reading well into the night . Check out the FAMILY REUNION series by P. Mark DeBryan