Love in an Undead Age by A.M. Geever
Surviving the zombie apocalypse was hard but saving the human race might be fatal.
Ten years after the zombie apocalypse a good man is still hard to find... just ask Miranda Tucci. Most are ill-equipped to breach Miranda's emotional defenses, and even in San Jose, California, the most technologically advanced outpost of civilization left on the planet, there's no app for mending a broken heart. But when Connor MacGuire turns up at nearby Santa Clara University, even Miranda begins to wonder if she has finally found someone she can trust.
The Jesuit priests who lead the community at Santa Clara University are the only counter-balance to the ruthless City Council that rules Silicon Valley. They have hatched a scheme to break the monopoly on a vaccine for the zombie virus that the Council and its powerful ally, Mario Santorello, control.
As the Jesuits' plan approaches a critical stage and Miranda is recruited to join their mission, the ghosts of her past collide with the present, plunging her into territory both strange and familiar. Will corruption continue to spread and the vaccine be used for political advantage, or can Miranda survive long enough to usher in a new age of civilization? It's only the fate of humanity that’s suddenly resting on her shoulders. If she can bring her love life back from the dead, how tough can saving the world be?
You know I love good Zombie books, and this is one of the better ones I’ve read in quite a while. It leans a little heavier to the romance side rather than the horror side, but it grabs you and doesn’t let go.
It covers all the zombie tropes, but they’re incorporated into the story well and I never felt cheated or like it was the same old zombie story rehashed. It had some fresh ideas and compelling characters.
What surprised me was that the main character, Miranda, was not my favorite. Conner actually held that spot. He was dedicated to his cause, he was loyal to his friends and he never stopped trying to achieve their team’s goals.
This book has an ending that some might call a cliffhanger, but I was satisfied with the ending. If Geever decides to write a follow-up to this book, I will definitely pick it up.