Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Undying by Ethan Reid

Summary on Goodreads.

"Jeanie and Ben arrive in Paris just in time for a festive New Year’s Eve celebration with local friends. They eat and drink and carry on until suddenly, at midnight, all the lights go out. Everywhere they look, buildings and streets are dark, as though the legendary Parisian revelry has somehow short circuited the entire city.

By the next morning, all hell has broken loose. Fireballs rain down from the sky, the temperatures are rising, and people run screaming through the streets. Whatever has happened in Paris—rumors are of a comet striking the earth—Jeanie and Ben have no way of knowing how far it has spread, or how much worse it will get. As they attempt to flee the burning Latin Quarter—a harrowing journey..." [+ more]

The story starts with a prologue of the end. So I already know that everybody is dead, the baby taken away, and that she goes to rescue the baby. Then the story goes back to when they were planning the trip to Paris and everything else.

Why invest my time in characters that I already know will die? "The Walking Dead" (as the book is advertised) this is not. DNF because it didn't engage me.

Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this title.