Review: The Girl Who Shot First

About the book:

Not Every Girl Can Be Katniss Everdeen.

Did she learn to hunt and survive in a post-crisis world?

No. Her father was a scientist.

Her battle is with a parasitic virus that is threatening to wipe out all life on the planet.

The world needs her data before it’s too late. There’s just one problem…

…she’s three hundred miles away from the people that can do something with it.

Review by Katy Haye:

This week, I picked up several books and put them down within a chapter or two, so it was a welcome relief to start The Girl Who Shot First, because it was an absolute, apocalyptic, zombie-filled treat.

I loved Alex, as well as the secondary characters (her sister’s a piece of work, eh?).

The zig-zag narrative that alternated between events leading up to the apocalypse and life after it (“now”) worked really well.

The chapters were well-crafted and tense and drove me effortlessly through the story with numerous good twists along the way.

If you enjoyed Megan Crewe’s The Way We Fall Series, you should try The Girl Who Shot First. There are some obvious apocalyptic comparisons, but chiefly they are both very well written, cracking stories.

Katy Haye writes speculative YA fiction. Check out the first book in her new YA fantasy series, Awakened by Magic, while it’s just 99c/p. Kyann only wants to save her sister, but a greater destiny of myth and magic awaits her in the Empire of Charnrosa.

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