"Since the beginning of mankind, civilizations have fallen: the Romans, the Greeks, the Aztecs...and now us. Huge earthquakes rock the world. Cities are destroyed. But something even more awful is happening: An ancient evil has been unleashed, and it's turning everyday people into hunters, killers, and crazies. This is the world Mason, Aries, Clementine, and Michael are living in--or rather, trying to survive. Each is fleeing unspeakable horror, from murderous chaos to brutal natural disasters, and each is traveling the same road in a world gone mad. Amid the throes of the apocalypse and clinging to love and meaning wherever it can be found, these four teens are on a journey into the heart of darkness--and to find each other and a place of safety"
There are 4 main characters in this story with different POV's ; Aries, Clementine, Michael, and Mason. The story had started off really nice and it continued with a thrilling suspense all the way. The world started collapsing and people all over the world lose their sanity, changing them into a different kind almost like a zombie creature turning violent and killing people who appears on their way. However, there were people (mostly teens) who survived from different areas and are now fraught with peril as they journey to find other survivors to create a larger group. This book filled me with so much excitement and interest as I read the perspectives from different characters and how they have different views of the apocalyptic world.I love all the characters in the story so far for they bring strength and hope in them as they carry on with their lives. I especially adore Aries's role in the story because of her great leadership and because of her selflessness, she cares deeply for her friends and is willing to risk her life to save those ones in trouble.
The setting of the story is another element in which it made the whole reading atmosphere seemed realistic and a bit more suspenseful. The whole world was in devastation and living in chaos, seeing most people turn into what they call 'Baggers' or crazies and tt was kinda creepy knowing how people turn into one, it's like an inner demon possessing and manipulating both their minds and bodies by whispering words to their heads commanding them to do bad things.
Overall I think the story was well-written considering the shift of point of views from the different characters and how they strive to survive the ordeal. They eventually intersect paths with each other and help one another in the end.
There's more to this story so I highly suggest people to read this book especially if you're a fan of post-apocalypse.