Saturday, April 6, 2013

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Mortality by Kellie Sheridan

Title: Mortality
Author: Kellie Sheridan
Publisher: Self published
Age Group: Young Adult
Category: Paranormal/Horror
Release date: March 19th, 2013
Pages: 280 (ebook)
Rating: 5 out of 5
Source: Author
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After surviving a deadly plague outbreak, sixteen-year-old Savannah thought she had lived through the very worst of human history. There was no way to know that the miracle vaccine would put everyone at risk for a fate worse than un-death. 

Now, two very different kinds of infected walk the Earth, intent on nothing but feeding and destroying what little remains of civilization. When the inoculated are bitten, infection means watching on in silent horror as self-control disappears and the idea of feasting on loved ones becomes increasingly hard to ignore. 

Starving and forced to live inside of the abandoned high school, all Savannah wants is the chance to fight back. When a strange boy arrives with a plan to set everything right, she gets her chance. Meeting Cole changes everything. Mere survival will never be enough.

With beautiful writing and a plot that pulls you in, I have to say that Mortality is one of the best zombie books I've ever read.  The world has seemingly come to an end, and those who have survived have no choice but to live in fear.  Savannah is just a normal teenager, or at least she was before the infection took over.  Now she lives with nearly two hundred other people in the local high school, but when the zombies force them out, they must find a new safe haven...except no where is safe.  Throughout the story, they encounter many new people and even have some difficulties, but the one good thing about all of this is finding Cole along the way.

I loved the plot, and the fact that there are two types of viruses.  We've seen all types of zombies in the horror genre, but the fact that the author combines traditional slow moving zombies and terrifying super-fast zombies was what kept me interested.  Not knowing what type the group would stumble upon next was the most thrilling part of reading.  As for the characters, they grew on me very quickly.  I enjoyed how badass Savannah was, and the fact that she never waited for someone else to take out a zombie, she just did it herself.  Full of courage, sass, and enough knowledge to survive, I found her to be the perfect protagonist.

This was exactly the type of book I needed to help me get out of my reading slump!  Mortality was full of action scenes, but I found it to be so much more than that.  It was about survival, but even more, it was about hope and the fact that these people were willing to do anything to survive and live as they once did with the help of a possible cure.  Another thing I really loved was that this book wasn't only about Savannah, but it was also about a girl named Zarah too, which tells a completely different but familiar story.  I can't imagine Mortality without these different perspectives, and it's one of the many things that made it unique.

Overall, I believe that fans of the television show, The Walking Dead, and Courtney Summer's This Is Not a Test will fall in love with Mortality.  It's a book that both the male and female audience will easily be able to become involved in.  Though it is a self published debut, it's definitely a new favorite of mine.  Jam-packed full of action, tough-but-lovable characters and so much excitement, this is one zombie novel you won't want to miss!

In celebration of the season finale of The Walking Dead, Mortality is currently 40% off!  Hurry and get your copy at AmazonBarnes & Noble, Kobo, and iTunes.

The author is also offering a giveaway of an ebook of the prequel to Mortality titled End Dayz.

-Open internationally
-Ends April 30th, 2013
-Winner must claim prize within 48 hours
-Enter in the Rafflecopter below!  (Comment entries won't be counted)


  1. Well, I'm not typically into the whole horror/ paranormal genre, but it seems like a pretty interesting read! Besides, who am I to turn up my nose at a book whose lead character shares my name, right? :)

  2. Thank you so much for hosting this tour stop, and I am so so glad you enjoyed the book!