White Horse

White Horse

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When I wake the world is gone. Only fragments remain. And then I remember... Then: Her life may have taken a couple of wrong turns but thirty-year-old Zoe is trying to make the best of what she has. A part time cleaning job to pay for college, a weekly appointment with her therapist to straighten out the problems in her life. The same problems that any thirty-year-old girl would have. Nothing major. Nothing too life threatening. A few bad dreams. It's all going to be fine. Now: There is no other thought but survival. And so begins a treacherous post-apocalyptic trek across a desolate world in search of a life for her unborn baby.Through the remains of what was once civilisation, Zoe crosses continents strewn with fellow survivors, knowing the only thing that can keep her sane is normal human decency. But acts of kindness are few and far between in a world where untold horrors exist around every corner, where food and water is in desperately short supply, and the only chance of happiness is half a world away.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 24mm | 428g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0857209965
  • 9780857209962
  • 496,109

About Alex Adams

Alex Adams was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family. Visit her website at AlexAdamsBooks.com.
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3,072 ratings
3.48 out of 5 stars
5 19% (596)
4 33% (1,014)
3 30% (910)
2 12% (373)
1 6% (179)

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As I began this novel I could not help but be reminded of Pandora's box. You know the one. The box, or more accurately, the jar that Pandora opens and lets forth all the evils in the world. The reason for that is, that from the very beginning of White Horse, the very same thing occurred. Though I doubt that whether or not Zoe would have opened it sooner or not at all would have prevented the utter devastation that happened upon the world. And it is brutal. People drop like flies. It starts out like the flu, and before you know it, you are dead, finished, kaput. There are survivors, or those that have immunity to this plague virus. But they are very few and far in between. But in the beginnings of this devastating event, a strong love between two people buds. And Zoe will stop at nothing until she finds him, dead or alive... She can't stop, because that one goal is one of the things that keeps her hope alive. Yes, there are survivors. But the world becomes very changed. Survival sometimes brings out the worst in people... if they are still people. Because there is the 'something else'. That something else was sometimes described... at other times, the writer tantalizes your senses and allows you to imagine the possible horror of what that person has now become. Some of the mutations even defy the imagination and fill you with horror. Others... sadness. Either way, it painted a bleak world even after the virus, called White Horse, made its deadly sweep of the globe. I really do love pandemic novels, and I know how that can sound really morbid. I certainly can't even begin to understand my fascination with it. I certainly am horrified of the idea, and maybe that is the root of my fascination. And I never seem to get tired of reading them. This novel was riveting, with excellent world building. I admit that I initially had a difficult time with the constant flashes in time, but I told myself to be patient, and soon enough, it all aligned and came together. This story really was terrifying. It felt realistic and believable, from the how and why of how the virus White Horse came to be, to the characters throughout this novel. You HATE the bad guys, you tear up for the innocent ones that suffer, you feel a deep sadness for the changed that deserved better even if that meant death.. or maybe even life depending on who I speak of.... And most of all, you hope that Zoe makes it to the finish line. This is the beginning of a great pandemic series that you don't want to miss.show more
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