If there is one thing I hate about being out on the trail, it’s the God Damn Zombies!
Welcome to Utah in the fall. Grab your pitch fork as there is always work to be done. Especially for a half breed savage girl being raised by an Uncle. Eve doesn’t complain though, at least she has her friend Avery. Together they work Uncle Pat’s farm and make the best of the life they have. That is until one day when a party of outsiders comes knocking. The pay is too good for Uncle Pat to pass up (not that he would care if anything happened) and sends both Eve and Avery away with the outsiders as they search for the missing Donner Party. Some men are monsters, some monsters are men. Eve will find them both on this survival horror adventure!
The main Character in the story is Eve, an 18 year old girl who is half White, half Indian. After a short introduction to her life she is whisked away on an adventure to help find the missing Donner Party. Of course the band she is with finds way more than they were expecting.
This is a quick read and because of that I almost want to give a pass to my criticism. Saying that, I will still put it out there. I was not really drawn to the characters, it is a short book so there was not a lot of time to get to know the characters but I really just felt like I needed some back story to help me like the people I was reading about. It could be I am just used to long books where every detail of the character is fleshed out. This book introduces the characters and then moves on with the here and now of the story.
Survival is the name of the game in this novel by Karina Halle. Donners of the Dead is a quick run for your life as each minute promises death. Set in 1851 when people were still migrating west, this book is loosely based off the story of the Donner party. Although this novel should only be read by adults, the content is not over the top in violence or vulgarity.
This was a very enjoyable read. The book was fast paced and kept my attention the whole way through. Survival horror is one of my favorite genres of story and this was a nice, light run for your life. The book does not take long to get going and once it does, it is over before you know it.
3 fun and exciting stars and pair this one with some home-brewed moonshine!
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