Kill or Cure by Pixie Britton @PixieBritton #Review #YA #Dystopian #Zombies #Debut #IndieAuthor

Book Review

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I love me some zombies and it’s been ages since I’ve read a book like this. I’m so glad I found it because it’s the start of what will surely be a really fun series!

Kill or Cure (Release Date: February 4, 2018)

Kill or Cure is a YA romance-infused sci-fi novel.
It focuses on human relationships in an undead, apocalyptic world.
A girl who will stop at nothing to protect her brother.

In a dystopian world ravaged by infection, society as we know it has fallen to the mouths of the dead. The remaining fragments of civilisation survive in walled compounds, scattered in the depths of the countryside. When her little brother becomes sick with a suspected flu virus, Alyx Silverthorne will do anything to keep Tommy alive.

With limited medical supplies and only herbal alternatives, his prospects of surviving this mystery illness are bleak. But saving Tommy is just the beginning. The infected are not the only monsters that exist in this new world, and human nature can be more destructive than the dead.

In a race against time, Alyx and her best friend Will stop at nothing to protect him, even from the same people who swore to protect them all.

Kill or Cure is a dynamic, multifaceted story of teenage love and gut wrenching loss in a dystopian world

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My Thoughts…

This is a genre that has been done in a million different ways for a million different readers, and one is hard-pressed to find a book that is a little different or offers something new. I’m thrilled (and relieved) to say that this book does that in addition to being entertaining and well-written.

It’s true, this is indie author, Pixie Britton’s debut but you would never guess it from reading it and it’s a series debut as well. Huge undertaking, but if book #1 is any indication then I think we can continue to expect great things from this author.

This is the story of teen siblings being raised by their uncle in a post-apocalyptic world that is ravaged by the ‘Infected’. It gets your heart pumping right away with ‘Alyx’ and her best friend ‘Will’ outside the walls of their protected village, slashing their way through Infected because they are looking for something they desperately need for Alyx’s brother ‘Tommy’. It’s perfectly gruesome which is a fantastic way to start a story if you ask me.

And so begins a gut-wrenching tale about familial bonds, young love, and of course zombies!

This is a good one guys, so if you’re thinking “Ugh, read it a thousand times!”, you may want to give this book a read. Yes some elements are familiar, but honestly the author has created interesting characters and an imaginative storyline that are really enjoyable. I myself look forward to the next installment.

Rating… A

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*Thanks to Netgalley for my copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

6 thoughts on “Kill or Cure by Pixie Britton @PixieBritton #Review #YA #Dystopian #Zombies #Debut #IndieAuthor

  1. I don’t remember if you’ve written about this or not but have you read ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’ by M.R. Carey? I know it received some acclaim and was adapted into an Amazon movie (or some streaming version) when it came out. I read the novel last year after a friend of mine told me I absolutely had to. He didn’t oversell it. This was a zombie story unlike any I’d read before. There’s no rush of course but, if you’re looking for a unique take on the zombie genre, that one’s worth a look when you have a moment.

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      1. I avoided the Amazon movie because I was worried it couldn’t capture what the book did. It looks like I may’ve made the right choice! However, I’ll have to go back and check out your review to be sure. Sorry it was sort of lame though :/.

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