I am ecstatic to be able to tell you guys that Odium IV, the 4th book in Claire C. Riley’s bad ass zombie series is finally out! Today is release day, and it would make me super happy if you guys could check it out. If you even slightly like zombies, take a chance with this series. You won’t regret it!
Also by this author: Limerence, Odium II, Limerence 2
The Dead Aren’t the only thing to fear…
A kid, an old lady, and a heartbroken man…what could possibly go wrong?
Mikey is holding true to his promise to Nina, and is doing everything he can to keep the group alive. But when something attacks the threesome in the middle of the night, things begin to take a turn for the worst.
Luckily a new group—the N.E.O.s are on hand to ease Mikey’s burden and help fight alongside him. But first he must prove his worth to the leader Aiken and the people that follow him. Within this new group, Mikey begins to find a form of peace that he didn’t think was possible after losing Nina, and he discovers his place within this new world. A place where killing isn’t for fun, and is only ever committed as a last resort.
His heart is still aching, but at the end of the world there’s no time to stop and mourn, and as he searches out a Circus Freak Show and the horrors begin to stack up around him, Nina slips far from his mind.
It’s probably best, because there are many more terrors in store for him. Because within the folds of a small town, inside an old candy store, he meets a woman named Clare, her two dogs and something that he never saw coming.
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This book and this series are amazing. I think Odium IV might just be my favorite so far. It’s a close race with the other books in the series though. Action packed and full of surprises, I couldn’t put it down until I had devoured the entire thing. Riley puts so much heart into each of her books, it’s hard not to fall in love with them!
For the majority of this book we are following Mikey’s story after he leaves Nina to sacrifice herself in an attempt to handle Fallon and his cronies. Mikey’s emotions are at the forefront of everything he does. He is now in charge of Joan aka “crazy pants” and Adam. I really don’t want to say much more about the plot because I’m worried I will give something away.
As usual, Riley gives us a well-written, entertaining, while emotional (in a good way) book. There is definitely one scene where I wanted to strangle Mikey, and several where I wanted to strangle Claire Riley. If an author can make me feel that strongly about their book, to me, they are worth their weight in gold. I was honestly pissed at Mikey, to the point where I had to put the book down for a bit. When I say “a bit,” I mean more like 2 minutes, but still. Though not surprised by a typical man, I was quite disgruntled.
This may be my favorite book in the series, not necessarily because of who dies near the end. However, it did make me surprisingly giddy. I haven’t yet decided if that is a good or a bad thing, but at least it was entertaining, to me anyway!
I highly recommend this series and this book! If you haven’t started or checked out this series, please do. It really is more about the people than the zombies and it’s amazingly easy to get attached to these characters.