A true friendship never dies.
Leisel and Evelyn lost everything. Husbands. Families. Friends. Lives that made sense. All they had left was each other, and a friendship that could withstand anything…
Even an apocalypse.
Until one fateful night, the marginal safety they’d come to rely on comes to a vicious and brutal end. With the help of Alex & Jami, both unlikely allies, Leisel and Evelyn are able to escape their shattered sanctuary only to find themselves face-to-face with a much altered, much crueler life where they have to find the way—and the will—to stay alive in a world they no longer recognize.
Traveling across a broken and infection-ridden country; the road-weary group are pitted against endless violence, improbable circumstances, and the ultimate loss.
Everything comes at a price—especially safety, the cost of which could very well strip them of the one thing they’ve tried so hard to cling to: their humanity.
Yet along with all the trials they’re forced to endure, there’s also hope in the form of love. Having loved Leisel from afar, Alex attempts to put the pieces of her fractured heart back together.
But in such a savage world, is there room for love?
In a place of nightmares-made-reality, where the living should be feared far more than the dead, an unbreakable friendship and a love amongst all odds can mean the difference between life and death.
There are friends…
And then there are Leisel and Evelyn.
Thicker Than Blood by Madeline Sheehan and Claire C Riley
Leisel & Evelyn
THELMA & LOUISE MEET THE APOCALYPSE
I received this book free from the Author for an honest opinion
I totally gave myself 24 hours between finishing this and reviewing it. Should be enough time to calm down right? Wrong!!! I am still speechless. I can’t believe I loved a book like this. I can’t believe how connected I got to these characters and their horror story! This is a story of survival in the truest sense of the word. It will slash open your soul, tear your heart out, and leave you feeling content, yet sad! And just when you think it can’t get any worse for these two courageous girls, it does! Thicker Than Blood is, well, Thelma and Louise meet World War Z and then stubble upon Mad Max!
Leisel, oh my God, Leisel! I wanted to shriek from the rooftops… “You are not nothing, you are not an empty head and a pretty face,” and most importantly, “You are NOT just a hole to fuck!” This woman had my full attention from the very beginning. Throughout this story, she endured so much heartbreak, so much death, and so much misfortune that I myself would have given up and imploded in on myself. Not Leisel. No way. Of course she always had a powerful cheerleader in her corner, Evelyn! I’m not sure she would have made it as far as she didn’t without her “Eve”! I wear my pink fuzzy slippers proud today!
Now Evelyn was my hero all along! She kept her chin up through thick and thin and never tried to look back. Eve was the optimist in this fucked up relationship. Always looking and marching forward onto new and hopefully better things. She not only kept Leisel going, but she kept me going as well. The things this woman underwent to procure much needed supplies for her friends nearly killed me. Her need to be Leisel’s keeper and protector was overwhelming and awe-inspiring. I could only hope for such a great friend in my lifetime!
Great supporting character cast. Alex, Jami, E, Jeffers, Liv, and so many more. Although Alex played more of a main character, I felt he was still in the supporting role. He’s the silent but deadly type. He made me swoon more times than I can count! What a first-class guy. Though he may describe himself as something all together diverse, his heart was in the right place. Now, for Jeffers, E, and Liv, well, I have no words! Wait! I do have some words. Jeffers is a pussy wiped asshole who wouldn’t know his ass from a whole in the ground if Liv didn’t show him the difference. Liv is a huge, giant, gaping cunt that should be swallowed up by the depths of hell. And E, well, I’m not sure what to think about him just yet, the jury’s still out on that one. I’m sure he had good intentions, but his mannerisms and his gait scared the hell outta me!
Of all the places our characters were and/or visited, Purgatory, the church, Hotel de la Zombies, (ha – love that one), The Cabin, or the Inn… Purgatory was the one that stood out to me. It seemed to run like a well oiled machine. A dirty, filthy well oiled machine with Satan and the helm. Looking forward to revisiting that place in the near future!
Ok, so, to wrap this up and tell you all to go buy this one ASAP!!! It’s scary, it’s dark, it’s actually funny sometimes, and within it’s 366 (kindle version) pages, you’ll be intimidated, freaked way outta your mind, and unexpectedly satisfied. Thicker Than Blood is persuasive. It will take you to the top of the food chain and drop your ass off into the pits of hell. The dialogue flows, the storyline is powerful, and the tension created by these two amazing women will leave you breathless.