Instauration (by Sarah Lyons Fleming)

Post-Apocalyptic / Zombies

Instauration is book 3 in the City Series. For the best reading experience, read Mordacious and Peripeteia first.

After Walt and his gang attacked the Sunset Park Safe Zone (book 2 Peripeteia) Sylvie, Eric and the other survivors find themselves on the run.  They take refuge in the Stuyvesant Town Safe Zone where they plan their revenge on Walt.  But things are anything but safe in the city and zombies aren’t even the worst of it. Sylvie and her friends are assailed on all sides by psychopaths who think nothing of murdering and raping to get ahead.


Most zombie books are fluff. They are basically comics and you can’t take them too seriously. That’s not the case with Instauration. It’s brutal, uncomfortable and hard to read in parts.

You desperately want all the people you have come to love over the three books to get their happy ending. Not all of them will.

Kill the Queen (by Jennifer Estep)

Fantasy

This book is Jennifer Estep at her most “Jennifer Estep-iest”.

An orphan with a rare type of magic does battle with an evil queen to save the kingdom and prevent a war. If that doesn’t sound familiar my question is, where have you been?

So yeah. It’s pretty much every Jennifer Estep book but I don’t think that’s a problem. Most of those books were pretty damned entertaining and Kill the Queen is up there with the best of them.

5 Stars because it’s great, minus 1 Star because it really is just like every other Jennifer Estep book.