The Fear (The Enemy #3)
by Charlie Higson
What is it about:
The sickness struck everyone sixteen and over. Mothers and fathers, older brothers, sisters, and best friends. No one escaped its touch. And now children across London are being hunted by ferocious grown-ups who are hungry, bloodthirsty, and not giving up.
DogNut and the rest of his crew, in search of the friends they lost during the fire, set off on a deadly mission from the Tower of London to Buckingham Palace and beyond, as the sickos lie in wait. But who are their friends and who is the enemy in this changed world?
What did I think of it:
I am really enjoying this series. It has zombie-like creatures, cool characters, and lots of action.
The events in this book take place after those in book 2, but overlap with events from book 1. So this series isn't written in a chronological order, which made me stop and think at times, to remember what happened in the other books to make sense of certain events in this book.
I liked that in this book the kids mostly talked about sickos, or zombies, instead of referring to the changed adults as mothers and fathers. They still do this at times though, and I still think it's highly unlikely that anyone (whatever his/her age) would call a crazed zombie-like being by such a friendly name.
What I also like about this series is that Higson doesn't shy away from killing off characters. And it's not just the side characters that are in danger of losing their life. Anyone can die at any moment, making this series an intense read, because you never know if your favorite character will live to see the next chapter so to speak. (And those who know my luck in these things can guess what happens to my favorite characters ;-)
All in all this is a really cool read, and you can be sure I will be getting my trotters on the next book somewhere in the future.
Why should you read it:
It's a really cool Zombie read.