This was a good starter book for the series. I'm not sure if that was what Gena Showalter was going for but that's what it felt like to me. Just an introduction to Alice's world, sort of preparing us for (hopefully) bigger things to come. I really liked Alice, she wasn't annoying like some teenage heroine's can be, but instead was really determined to fight the Zombies and keep people safe. I liked Cole too, he is a very rough but loveable hero (My favourite kind!) And I thought that the Zombies were interesting, not your run of the mill brain eaters. I basically love everything Gena Showalter writes and I'll be interested in reading the next book to see where this series is going.