Fighting to Survive

Katie and Jenni have found new lives with the survivors of their makeshift fort, but danger still lurks Nothing is easy in the new world where the dead walk and every day is a struggle to keep safe.As the elements, bandits, and the zombie horde threaten their safe haven, Jenni and Katie join the other survivors in fighting to survive as the world dies.Listening Length 12Katie and Jenni have found new lives with the survivors of their makeshift fort, but danger still lurks Nothing is easy in the new world where the dead walk and every day is a struggle to keep safe.As the elements, bandits, and the zombie horde threaten their safe haven, Jenni and Katie join the other survivors in fighting to survive as the world dies.Listening Length 12 hours and 55 minutes
Fighting to Survive Katie and Jenni have found new lives with the survivors of their makeshift fort but danger still lurks Nothing is easy in the new world where the dead walk and every day is a struggle to keep safe As

  • Title: Fighting to Survive
  • Author: Rhiannon Frater
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Audiobook
  • 1 thought on “Fighting to Survive”

    1. Sometimes when a plan goes awry, it still works out as intended, side effects and all. After finishing Frater's first book, The First Days, I quickly ordered the sequel from the library, planning to save it for a slow and deadly boring night of the living dead shift. Unfortunately, I was placed 'on-call,' which meant while I didn't have to work that moment, it was quite possible in the next eight hours I would be needed for brains to work. I celebrated my night almost-off by staying up afraid of [...]

    2. Zombies. They're scary aren't they? They eat your flesh, they don't feel pain, and they never EVER stop. But what about humans? Humans who are dead set on surviving? Humans who have a screwed up sense of humanity in this dying world? And these humans, they may not eat your face, or pound themselves on a wall for days on end to get a taste of you, but they have intelligence, they have strength… and they have weapons. Zombies are NOT the only enemy anymore! I'm not even sure which I fear the mos [...]

    3. Juan flicked the brim of his cowboy hat up. "Never a dull moment.""I miss dull moments," Travis mused.3.5 stars. Surviving the zombie apocalypse has never interested me more than it does right now. The As The World Dies trilogy is the perfect thing to fill in the gap for me until The Walking Dead comes back on television.Three cheers for books which give me a variety of things to read about :~ Violence, gore and all-around ass-kicking.~ People battling their inner demons.~ Conflict within the ra [...]

    4. Know how to beat a crippling addiction to zombie books? Find the most poorly written series available and read until your eyes bleed. I think that this book has finally shaken the last vestiges of my zombie love from me. The scenes with actual zombies are mildly entertaining, but the endless (ENDLESS!) pages of characters shacking up with one another, thinking about shacking up with one another, or agonizing about having shacked up with someone had me wanting to pull my eyes out and flush them a [...]

    5. This book, well really this serial, is precisely the equivalent of a cheesy tv show or maybe some sort of a snack food. It has that certain quality of being just good enough without really providing any substance. Yet if it's there, it's just entertaining enough or serviceable enough to keep eating or not change the chanel, depending on which metaphor you went with there. The best word to describe it is adequate. Yes, there are strong female characters, but all of their emotions are overexplaine [...]

    6. This is a review of both book 1 and 2.I had a couple problems with these books, but overall I found them to be fairly enjoyable.SPOILERS AHEADFirst, Nerit needs her own book. Best character by far.One of my major issues was the constant descriptions of Jenni as “crazy.” Yes, she was in an abusive relationship and was dealing with the psychological trauma of that as well as the trauma of the Zombie apocalypse, but I didn’t really understand what she did to be described as crazy all the time [...]

    7. Rhiannon Frater has amazing talent to take a topic that has been written about a lot and turn it into something new, fresh and different. Fighting to Survive is the second in the As the World series and it delivers gory, scary zombie goodness with great survival drama.Fighting to Survive continues to be told from the alternating point of views of both Katie and Jennie who were introduced in The First Days. The story takes off exactly where it left off at the end of First Days, the group of survi [...]

    8. I learned a valuable lesson while reading this book. My habit of reading right before bed has never been too much of an issue but with Fighting to Survive (as well as As The World Dies) it made it impossible to get any sleep. I could not put the books down, believe me I tried! Once I started reading I did not feel tired at all so I simply kept reading all through the night. I enjoyed reading more about Katie & Jenni and all the other characters from the first book that I came to like. I also [...]

    9. Katie and Jenni have settled into their new life in the fort. But tensions are increasing on both sides of the wall. Someone within the fort is delivering vigilante justice, while on the outside bandits are roaming the countryside picking off small settlements of survivors. With the continuing threat of zombies and bandits, and winter fast approaching they make the decision to claim the hotel that adjoins the fort and bring any survivors they can find inside the walls. The carnage continues in F [...]

    10. Whew! Man, my head is in a whirl. That was intense! While I'm glad that I don't live in a world where I need to be, there's a part of me that wishes I were as badass as Nerit. That bitch ROCKS.The trucks were about ten feet from the gate when Juan gave the signal. The crane, which had been stationed overhead early that morning, dropped a small storage unit onto the bandits' vehicles. Nerit smiled with satisfaction as it crashed down, clipping the front end of the blue truck and sending the hood [...]

    11. Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog!The StorylineFighting to Survive picks up a few weeks after The First Days left off: Katie and Jenni are helping establish a new life on the fort and working to minimize the ongoing danger of the zombies. Nothing much happens (in my opinion) in regards to the zombie as this book focused mainly on expanding on new characters, the growing of existing relationships, and establishing more problems outside of the zombie issue. The writing was still a bi [...]

    12. I can't say enough wonderful things about not only this book, but the series. I want everyone to know that I am the last person on earth that would have ever believed I'd like a book like this. Imagine my shock when I not only liked it- but LOVED it! Rhiannon Frater has a true gift people- I'm so serious! I plan on reading more "zombie" books in the future but I don't have a huge hope that any will compare to this. I don't even see it as possible. Don't think that because I don't know my way aro [...]

    13. Well, if you know me at all- even if you don't and we're just passing acquaintances you've heard me talk about Rhiannon Frater's As the World Dies trilogy. This series is by far my favorite horror/zombie series of books EVER. I'm literally DYING for the release of Siege in April!Fighting to Survive is the second book in this series of zombie epic-ness, otherwise known as the As The World Dies trilogy. In The First Days, Katie and Jenny survived the zombie hordes that swarmed their city, and safe [...]

    14. Tomorrow was a new day. A new beginning. And that was all any of them could hope for anymore. Fighting to Survive starts up right after the first book in the As the World Dies Trilogy. The first chapter, each section is dedicated to getting us up to date with whats happening with our favorite survivors. This is another non-stop zombie thrilling kill ride our ever growing rag-tag group of survivors has a vigilantes and bandits are on the way. Not to mention hords of zombies are showing up daily. [...]

    15. In this, the second book of a trilogy that was first produced on the internet, the author moves us past the first few days of the zombie apocalypse detailed in book 1 and on to the nuts and bolts of the survivors living in a construction site in a small Texas town trying to rebuild the world around themor at least trying to give themselves someplace safe to call their own. This book is not focused on one particular plot point, as we are given some of the "days of our lives" treatment of what is [...]

    16. This was another page-turner! I really enjoyed reading about the characters' continuing struggles to survive. And the hotel-clearing scene was absolutely nail-biting! I'm also glad that tough decisions--the right ones--were made when necessary. I absolutely love Nerit, and was happy that she played such a big role in this book. Jenni and Katie occasionally drove me crazy, as with the first book. The mystery of the vigilante continues in this book and the person is not yet revealed, but some clue [...]

    17. In a genre dominated by male writer. It's refreshing to read a zombie trilogy from a female writer. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of action. The story picks up after the outbreak and the survivors have found a fort. Not only they have to fight zombies, there is a well woven plot of the struggle and life within the fort. The reads like a nice screenplay. If it was to be made into a movie, it would be Resident Evil filmed by Lifetime network

    18. An oxymoron of a title to Rhiannon Frator's livin' the zombie life second novel, "Fighting To Survive: As The World Dies". Still working hard to protect their Ashley Oaks fortified "fort" are fiery female duo of Jenni and Katie taking care of zoned out zombies or marauding banditos. They are focused on taking control of a hotel within their fortification, a massive source of majorly needed resources and direly needed housing the new six story structure would provide their group.New relationships [...]

    19. Originally posted onBook Chick City. 9/10 on the blog.“Fighting To Survive” is absolutely brilliant! It's the second instalment of the 'As the World Dies' trilogy by horror writer, Rhiannon Frater. I loved the first book, 'The First Days' but this was even better. It was just so good I couldn't bear to put it down. I read it in two sittings and the story remained with me long after I finished the last page. The action came thick and fast and didn’t let go, but was so wonderfully paced I di [...]

    20. *Rating* 4.0*Genre* Dystopian/Zombies*Review*I absolutely loved Nerit the former Israeli army sniper who suffered a devastating loss in the First Days, Volume I of this series. She is seriously awesome with a weapon. Takes crap from nobody. Makes final calls and trains everyone to fight back and shoot straight. When others blink or have second thougths. She charges ahead and protects the fort from zombies and bandits.Katie and Travis's relationship is one that will most likely be talked about fo [...]

    21. 4.5 starsI dug into this one as soon as I finished book one, The First Days. I feel as if I’ve been camping out at the fort with the survivors. That’s how immersed I was in this book.In The First Days, there was a lot of running, shooting, zombie encounters and general craziness. What I liked about this installment is that it wasn’t just more of the same. Don’t get me wrong, there is still plenty of zombie insanity, but that’s not the primary focus in this installment.While the survivo [...]

    22. I love Rhiannon Frater's AS the World Dies series. Though it's been out for awhile now, I only recently discovered it.World building is always my favorite part of novels. And Rhiannon Frater does not disappoint. Haunted survivors desperately try to carve out an oasis of safety in a world where both the dead and the living can be a threat. Reclaiming the hotel was incredibly tense. Every time I started to feel safe that feeling of security was instantly snatched away.Despite the length of this se [...]

    23. Fighting To Survive is the second book in the As The World Dies series by Rhiannon Frater from TOR.Book Blurb:The hundred or so survivors in the fortified heart of Ashley Oaks are running out of food and room.The newly renovated historic hotel seems a perfect sanctuary - if it can be emptied of zombies.As search-and-rescue teams bring food, supplies - and more survivors - back to town, they draw unwanted attention.Bandits.My thoughts:Katie and Jenni and the survivors within the fort have settled [...]

    24. Read for Fun/Listened for Review (Kindle/Paperback/BrillianceOverall Rating 4.75Story Rating 4.75Character Rating 4.75Zombie Gore---AWESOME!Audio Rating: 4.25 (not part of the overall rating)First Thought when Finished: Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater also stood the reread test. Just as good the 2nd time around!Original ReviewWhat I Loved: When I started the book I was worried about the "middle book" syndrome but this book suffered from none of that! The characters were just what I rememb [...]

    25. After absolutely loving the first book in this trilogy, THE FIRST DAYS, I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next to Katie and Jenni.Jenni might be a happy zombie killer and have a hot Latino boyfriend to stand by her side--as well as having her stepson alive and safe--but she's constantly haunted by her abusive dead husband and the death of her two young sons.Katie's trying to deny her attraction to Travis, but when she finally realises that they're living in a world where the next d [...]

    26. If you thought The First Days was action-packed and crawling with zombies, wait till you read Fighting to Survive. Fort Ashley Oaks is settling in. They are expanding the fort cautiously and making sweeps outside the walls to collect supplies and survivors. Things are going smoothly till they rescue the resident rich guy and his high-maintenance wife. Blanche’s accommodations aren’t up to her standards. You know alive and zombie-free isn’t enough, so she pushes for the Fort into taking the [...]

    27. Tossing up between a 2 1/2 and a 3 on this oneWell if you read my review of the first book, you'll know I didn't really like the character of Jenni. Unfortunately she became even more annoying in this book. There's a constant thing about her being crazy/loca (in a lighthearted, teasing way of course), but seriously it's mentioned enough to make me want to stop reading, because nothing she does is really that noteworthy that it deserves to be repeated constantly.The banter between Jenni and Juan [...]

    28. This book is a gem of a find and it has sucked me in and wouldn't let go from the first page! I don't usually read horror stories with Zombies but Rhiannon Frater has converted me! I loved the plot, the unforgettable realistic characters and the authors writing style, her ability to manipulate my emotions and sweep me along in every moment of the story. When you find an author who can keep you equally engaged and fascinating in the quite moments of the story as well as when the action heats up t [...]

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