Shelf Control – The First Days by Rhiannon Frater

December 9, 2015 Blog, Shelf Control 0

shelf-controlA weekly features celebrating unread books on our shelves! Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up.

My Shelf Control picks will be books that I already own — either physical copies from my overflowing shelves, or one of the many unread titles elbowing each other out of the way on my Kindle.

So, although Bookshelf Fantasies is only counting actual books I’m also going to add in any books that I’ve received from authors and Netgalley that need to be read… so, here goes!


Oh boy… this one has a special story behind it.

A friend of mine enjoys horror just as much as I do. Two years ago (TWO!) we were discussing zombies (yes, that’s a normal day for us) and he said that he had read this trilogy. He was shocked that I had not read it yet and so I said why don’t you send it to me. He did, which is not the shocker. He actually had to go BUY the books! He had read it but got it from a friend or something and that portion of his story went over my head. So, he bought the books for me and sent them for Christmas.

Two years later and I still have not read them! I’m appalled at myself, more so after I heard that he had to buy them, and yet still the trilogy sits on my bookshelf!

Hilarious and true. I’ll probably get to these soon so he’ll get off my back! But he does have good reason.

The First Days


The First Days by Rhiannon Frater

Paperback, 335 pages
Published July 5th 2011 by Tor Books

Katie is driving to work one beautiful day when a dead man jumps into her car and tries to eat her.  That same morning, Jenni opens a bedroom door to find her husband devouring their toddler son.

Fate puts Jenni and Katie—total strangers—together in a pickup, fleeing the suddenly zombie-filled streets of the Texas city in which they live. Before the sun has set, they have become more than just friends and allies—they are bonded as tightly as any two people who have been to war together.

During their cross-Texas odyssey to find and rescue Jenni’s oldest son, Jenni discovers the joy of watching a zombie’s head explode when she shoots its brains out. Katie learns that she’s a terrific tactician—and a pretty good shot.

A chance encounter puts them on the road to an isolated, fortified town, besieged by zombies, where fewer than one hundred people cling to the shreds of civilization.

It looks like the end of the world. But Katie and Jenni and many others will do whatever they have to to stay alive. Run, fight, pick each other up when they stumble, fall in love…anything is possible at the end of the world.

What’s on your TO READ shelf?

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