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Review: Silent World (Broken World #7) by Kate L. Mary @kmary0622

Silent World

Broken World #7

by Kate L. Mary

July 5, 2016

Genre: Science Fiction, Apocalyptic, Post-apocalyptic, Zombies, Horror

Blurb:

Book Seven in the Broken World Series...

When Jim ran out of that farmhouse in Forgotten World, not only did he leave the promise of safety behind, but he was sure he was about to meet a horrible end.

Amira has lived most of her life surrounded by silence, and this new world has dangers lurking around every corner that could mean the end for her.

When two survivors, never meant to meet, find each other in the middle of an apocalypse, it will mean the difference between life and death. With silence as their constant companion, and the threat of death always hanging over their heads, Jim and Amira will learn not only what it means to trust another person, but how to let go of the past so they can survive this new world of violence.

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My Review:

The last time we saw Jim he was leading a horde of zombies away from the group so Vivian, Axl, Angus, and the rest of the group could leave safely. Jim put his own life in danger to save everyone. His main concern was for the new baby in the group, Megan.

This was when the group was on their way to Atlanta. They were trying to get Angus to the CDC. When the scientist at the CDC was informed that Angus was immune to the zombie virus they needed him to help find a cure for the virus.

Silent World picks Jim up just as he is running away from the zombies. In the process, he is injured and finds a safe place to rest in an SUV parked inside a garage.

Silent World is told from two points of view. One being Jim’s of course and the other is Amira’s. Amira is a twenty-one-year-old deaf girl. Amira was staying in her attic but needed supplies. Her dad went out on a supply run but never made it back. When Amira returned she found Jim injured and semi-unconscious in her garage and decided to help him.

I was very impressed with Amira and all the ways she came up with to help protect herself from zombies and living people as well. She had to learn to adapt when she became death so it isn’t hard to believe that she adapted even more for zombies.

I loved how her father taught her different survival skills and how to be quiet/silent. I can’t tell you how thrilled and in awe I was when the connection with the title finally dawned on me.

It was really touching when Jim tells Amira that he would be her ears now. But then on the other hand there was something about it that didn’t sit too well with me. Although it was a lovely idea, I still thought and hoped that Amira would not stop using all her senses to survive either. I mean she could find herself alone sometime through no fault of her own or Jim’s. I mean Amira using all her senses to survive is the same as someone who knows karate uses their senses.

After his recovery, Jim wants to head out to Atlanta to be with his friends but Amira is hesitant to make this move as she is still hoping that her father will return. Every day more and more zombies are surrounding their place making it more and more unsafe. Amira sees the sensibility of going to Atlanta but is afraid she will never see her dad again if she leaves. Amira reluctantly decides to go to Atlanta with Jim. The trip to Atlanta will be a rough, hard one for two people alone in a zombie-filled world especially with one of them being deaf but they are both strong people who knew how to survive before the apocalypse, right? Will they make it to Atlanta safely? Will Jim find his friends in Atlanta?

I have so loved this journey through a Broken World and hope to keep visiting this world in future books. Hopefully with some of the same characters but a few new ones would be ok too. I have enjoyed seeing Jim again and learning of his fate after leading those zombies away from Vivian, Axl, Angus, and the others. I have enjoyed getting know Jim and learning more about him and who he was/is. I was glad to have been introduced to a new character, Amira, and getting to know her.

I love zombies so I highly recommend Silent World to all those zombie fans out there. Grab your copy of Silent World today and join Jim and Amira on their journey. But I do suggest that you read the Broken World stories in order as they are not stand-alone, well, all but Jim and Amira’s story, Silent World that can be read as a stand-alone but still in order.

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