Der teenagers in charge with life and death of sacrifice and loyalty RUN fire or die Fighting the grown ups is a must to live another day but when the fighting power struggle backstabbing and manipulation grow within the bands of kids each one must learn to stand up pick a side lead follow or uestion The kids always assumed the dangers would come from the outside drooling sick mad grown ups trying to get in But what if the enemy is inside in charge or right beside you Can trust and loyalty survive the bloodbath and slaughter of this zombie like disaster HahaI told myself I would not ramble on but hell I haven t even touched on the characters yet Some of these voices and kids hell I haven t even touched on the characters yet Some of these voices and kids my heart right away while others slowly grew on me through the battles and chaos Several were gone in a blink of an eye while others made me root cheer and hope to see them lead in the future So many kids woven together with their own voices humor and style I loved them all Each one contributed leadership heart intelligence compassion strength and ingenuity All coming to together to form a society The way the different threads and ingredients twisted together here on the page was amazing Brilliant I have to shout love out for a few of my favorites thoughArran A leader we all hope for in real life One who pulls everyone together by example strength and teamwork Maxie The heart of the story for me Pumping compassion and loyalty into the madnessOh Whitney hahaGirl you are kickass D I would hug ya but I m willing to bet you would kick my assSmall Sam Too cute for words little man He tiptoed right into my heart with his tenacity and courage The Kid I can t wait to see what this half clever half stupid and half crazy boy has up his sleeve A character I kind of put in the same league as my love and obsession with Dodger from Oliver Twist A character to keep your eye on at all timesAnd now to my personal favorite If I was forced to pick one anyway ACHILLEUS He forged a fierce path through this story with humor strength and blood shakes head The boy made a dent in my heart the size of Texas Hell they all didThis brutal no holds barred punch was filled with gruesome and disgusting detail No illusions No mercy No pulled punches Honest bloody slaughter like style that hit me in all the right places This is their life now Some kids could let go of the old life accept change and survive in the new brutal way of things Others could not Sad bitter and heartbreaking one minute hilarious and hopeful the next This story clawed at my insides in ways than oneI am reading book two as we speak so I m sure you will hear of my gushing soon Will the gang survive the royal zombie treatment at the Palace Hope you dive in and find outRead it Charlie Higson s world is unforgettable The Enemy by Charlie Higson I got to hear Charlie speak at the Disney Hyperion dinner at BEA in New York He said he tried to make this book as scary as possible and would read scenes to his son ratcheting them up until his son had trouble sleeping at night I figured this must be worth checking out The best description I can think of The Enemy is The Lord of the Flies with zombies It s set in London after a mysterious sickness has killed off most everyone over the age of sixteen but left some adults alive as mutated brainless creatures who want to kill and eat the surviving children Gruesome enough for you Bands of children roam the streets looking for food and trying to survive One such group has created a fortress at a supermarket but they are out of supplies and the situation looks grim until a mysterious messenger arrives with an invitati 355 StarsSummaryThis book takes place in dystopian London and all adults have succumbed to this disease making them zombie like There are only the kids left unharmed and now they have to survive daily life With the threat of the grown ups around every corner we follow a large group of children who are ust trying to make it to the next dayDislikesI m a very character driven reader and this book uickly throws people at you So I found it a bit difficult to connect to anyoneLikesThe world building was great and I appreciated the plot Aw yeah This is like itI usually read books that are romance heavy and reading this has really proven to me that I needed a break This book was SO GOOD you guysI m not much into summarizing so in short for some unknown reason all adults and older teens at the time the illness struck have either died or turned into a zombie like creature They will kill and eat any children they can The Enemy is about a large cast of young characters trying to stay safe by any means necessary Favorite CharactersArran The head honcho of the kids He is the uintessential leader character with a heart of gold to match He gets much love from me view spoilerI was genuinely shocked when he died especially because it was so early in the book I thought he was going to 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F children begin their uest across London where all through the city down alleyways in deserted houses underground the grown ups lie in waitBut can they make it there aliveThis edition contains the first chapter of the second book The Dead. .
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Perhaps the most brutal and goriest YA dystopia novel I ever read It s bloodfest almost every chapter The novel is am packed with things that makes pea Can you enjoy a book where pretty much every one of your favourite characters gets chomped on by a zombieI m going to say yes because this book was brilliantThis book was genuinely creepy and I like to think I m made of strong stuff Unless clowns are involved and boatsand like those huge Australian bugs that Mandee and Reynje take so much pleasure in sending me pictures of when I m expecting wallabies and koala bearsOK actually Maybe I am a bit of a wussBut one thing that struck me about this book was how atmospheric it was I know I made a similar observation in my review for This is Not a Test but one of the first scenes the bit in the swimming pool for those who have read it was like the beginning of a horror filmA group of kids are inside somewhere and it s uiet Too uiet But they re safe in here Aren t they You get an idea of the individual characters You have the leader the cocky one the cheeky two and the one who keeps looking over his shoulder Better safe than sorry right And they re all talking and sniping at each other and behaving like boys do And none of them have noticed that something is wrong Really wrongAnd that s where I ll stopI can t describe it because I m not a writer like Mr Higson I mean you ve read my other reviews right He d always been scared of the dark His mum had told him not to worry If you can t see the monsters they can t see you Back then there had been no monsters Not real ones Only imaginaryNow SeeshuddersFYI That uote is from my favourite scenes in the book SO GOODAnd also it s bloody disgusting It s really gruesome We re talking Yancey s The Monstrumologist gruesome The skin blackened shrivelled and split the overripe flesh inside sueezing out His insides had turned to mush Arran prodded the body with his trainer As he did so the skin popped a stream of pus oozed out followed by a bright pink blossom of soft fat I mean that s disgusting right That s so vile That s absolutely horrendousIt s also AWESOME And that s not even the best bit That comes later and eeerrrrrrgrgrghhhh it s brilliantMr Higson certainly knows how to write a story The twists and turns were perfectly executed and even though if you ve ever read a zombook or a zombie film you may guess some of the twists and turns it didn t bother me at all There were certain scenes and certain things that happened that had me completely thrown Mr Higson really took the phrase Kill your darlings to a whole new level Or at least Kill Jo s darlings so yeah THANKS THE ANGST CHARLIE HIGSONI think without Mr Higson s attention to detail ANGST CHARLIE think without Mr Higson s attention to detail the characters this could have fallen into the Oh a zombie book Now that s original trap I have lots and lots of notes about my favourite characters in this book but seeing as I ve told you that most of em turn into Zombie Snacks similar to Scooby Snacks by the way but um living I m not going to share my specific thoughts and feelings I kind of loved every single one of them Their back stories their dialogue their reactions to what was happening around them how strong they were whenthingshappened Love love loveBut even though I loved a lot of the characters individually I adored how they worked as a group They all had their roles to play without it being clich and box ticky Yeah we have the smart one and yeah we have the one who wants to go zombie hunting and the one who isn t sure what to do but everyone s looking at for help Yep they re there too But it felt fresh and exciting and by the time I got to the end I really felt like I was part of their groupThough that s probably wishful thinking because I would want to be part of their group Because ifwhen a zombie apocalypse happens I m going to be used for bait I know this and I ve accepted this But maybe if I stuck with the kids in this book I d last a little bit longer before they dress me in a bright colour and shove me out into the street before locking the door behind meAnywayYou know that feeling when you read the first book of a series although from my understanding they don t follow on Just the same universe though I may ust be telling you vicious lies and you get all excited and giddy and you look at every grown up thinking they might eat you I have it with this book and I m really excited to read because if that ending is anything to go on a lot scary brilliance this way comesOh and also zombie monkeysWhat was that You want me to elaborateNo wayIf the phrase zombie monkeys doesn t make you immediately add this to your reading list I don t think anything willAnyway I m gonna have to go because there s this really creepy bloke Dancing at Armageddon just standing outside my house I mean what kind of grown man wears a St George s flag t shirt and oh my god I don t believe it He sust got his friends to come too and nope I m not having this Hold that thought I ll be right back When a mys. Charlie Higson's The Enemy is the first in a aw dropping zombie horror series for teens Everyone over the age of fourteen has succumbed to a deadly zombie virus and now the kids must keep themselves aliveWhen the sickness came every paren. ,
Terious virus turns all of the adults into kid devouring zombies the children must do all that they can to survive Can they while out running devouring zombies the children must do all that they can to survive Can they while out running adult zombies and find a place they can call safe Read on for yourself and find outThis was a pretty good Ya zombie book that was a different take on the zombie mythos Definitely check this out if you are a fan of horror and zombie books This book is available at hastings and wherever books are sold One of my least favorite books from 9th grade English class was Lord of the Flies I hated its theme I hated its deliberate cruelty I hated its vision of an island that was about the exact opposite of Island of the Blue Dolphins a far preferable tale The Enemy is Lord of the Flies amped up and while adding zombies would seem a natural fit for addressing survival in a world without adults not even the undead can reanimate this into a pleasurable tale Essentially even the undead can reanimate this into a pleasurable
"tale essentially enemy "Essentially Enemy zombies with the world of adolescents scatters in a generous helping of random violence all in a base layer of basic prose Something has either killed the adults or turned them into zombies leaving small groups of children under sixteen on their own The setting is basic urban survival and a band of youngsters is steadily growing desperate when a pied piper comes to lead them to London Specifically to Buckingham Palace I suppose if you are going to hole up in the apocalypse why not go big There s a parallel plot with a member of the group Small Sam seeking to rejoin his sister Ella after getting separated and another limited storyline that deals with a boy who didn t want to leave their fortress Overall while the plot wasn t particularly surprising it does moves uickly despite kids arguing virtually every step of the wayThere were a couple of interesting offshoots but unfortunately they were likely there as teasers as they weren t addressed before story end For instance view spoiler why did the zombies carry away Little Sam and not immediately eat him What were the grey beasts near the zoo trying to do Why were the zombies in the London mall playing dress up Why were the grown ups able to live underground but melted up top hide spoiler SO GROSS And yet so satisfying Recommended for those with an iron stomach and are not faint of heart Check out my video review June 2016This is the fourth time I ve read this and I love it than the first time Can t wait to finally finish this seriesThis series is going under my favorite YA zombie books Even though I wouldn t really call the grownups zombies but oh well It s gory has plenty of action has great characters and I love that it takes place somewhere else besides the US I also love the fact that a lot of characters die The author isn t afraid to kill of some characters It s like how GOT isso my tip is to NOT to get attached to anyone I made that mistake the first time I read this years ago Got attached to one specific character and Bam they die Can t wait to finish rereading them all and I can t wait to get my hands on a copy of the last book in November We can t lose all we believe in Our sense of right and wrong said Maxie Just to surviveJust to survive There s no ust about it Survival is everything Have you ever noticed that big budget everyone is pretty as all hell even covered in blood Hollywood horror movies hardly ever kill kids The kids escape live to tell the tale and walk off into the sunset with their happily ever after tucked under their arms Welllet me say here and now the same can NOT be said for a Charlie Higson world The man has no problems slaughtering his characters his kids I realize that might sound sick but hey I m talking horror here haha So yeah I love the man already and this is ust book one DCome on Let me introduce you to Charlie Higson s world The Enemy pulls readers into a world a year in to a disaster that made every grown up 16 years or older sick crazed and diseased Adults overwhelmed with madness tear through the streets of London with a hunger for blood and flesh Mothers and fathers turn on their own children Teachers show students whole new kinds of bloody lessons Neighbors killing neighbors So in return the children must take up arms and defend themselves Kids killing parents brothers sisters and friends Brutal bloody disgusting battles of survival that will rip your soul to shreds All over London groups of armed to the teeth kids have holed up to fight work and hopefully survive together Readers meet two groups of kids banded together in supermarkets faced with hard decisions low food supplies and constant attacks from the grown ups When news comes down and around about a better place a safe place with kids protection and food the kids decide to risk it all and head to Buckingham Palace Yes I said Buckingham Palace HahaBloody brilliant right As a history geek Higson is my hero He has infused history lessons into a zombie tale Hahabows head in aweThe groups of children range from the very small to the ol. T police officer politician every adult fell ill The lucky ones died The others are crazed confused and hungry Only children under fourteen remain and they're fighting to surviveNow there are rumours of a safe place to hide And so a gang ,