When a red-eye flight from London to Los Angeles brings two strangers together, they have no idea that it’s the end of the bloody world! Rose, a British runaway, is ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Her hopes are high, her funds are low, and nothing is going to rain on her parade. Except maybe the apocalypse! Sam is an American ballerina on her way home from a hellish vacation. She’s tired of culture, tired of traveling, and seriously tired of men. She can’t wait to get home. That is until everyone turns into flesh-eating zombies! Neither woman expects their exhausting overnight flight to devolve into bloody carnage of terror and mayhem. But when you’re over 30,000 feet in the air and there’s nowhere to run and nowhere to hide…what else can you do but team up with as many survivors as possible and try to stay alive?*Start this epic zombie apocalypse thriller written by USA Today Bestseller Claire C. Riley and Victoria Cage Author Eli Constant.
Red Eye has had me on the edge of my seat from one episode to the next. With each episode, I’ve grown more and more attached to the characters, both the ones I love as well as the ones I hate.
From the first scenes in this series, I was hooked. I mean, HOOKED. I love zombie stories and these are 2 of my favorite zombie authors, so them coming together to write a story is like a dream come true for me. I’m glad it released when it did though because if it had released a week or two earlier, I never would have flown across the country from Florida for a book event in Oregon. No way would you have gotten me onto a plane after those first few scenes.
Rose is English, so some of her phrases are a little different than what we are used to hearing here, but it’s easy to get the gist of what she’s saying. Her dynamic with Sam is great. They both seem like the kind of person I would appreciate having in my own life. They have complex, yet relatable backstories that are revealed a little more in each episode.
Nolan and Barrett. I have no idea what to think of these guys. I’m pretty sure Nolan has grown on me, but the jury is still out on Barrett. I just can’t quite figure him out.
One thing I really love about this series is how personal it feels. I have a family. A husband and 3 kids. So, in every zombie book I read, I relate the story to how I would respond in my own life in that situation. Rose and Sam don’t have kids, but they acquire their own family of sorts. They are protective. They think about more than just themselves most of the time. To me, that is one thing that can create a great character that I can relate to. Someone who thinks in similar ways to how I think and that sort of thing.
This truly is a great series and I cannot wait to see where it goes next.