Deadlands

by Lily Herne

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LoveReading View on Deadlands

Yes there are zombies in this book, but don’t be put off as you will miss a gritty, sharply written, even at times funny, dystopian novel. An unspecified apocalypse leaves Capetown a wasteland of zombies and cowering humans protected by ‘The Guardians’ whose protection comes at a human cost. Great teen fiction that will be loved by fans of The Hunger Games and it knocks Twilight into a ‘zombie’ cocked hat. First in a series with Death of a Saint out in late 2013.

 

reader reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Deadlands a small number of readers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'A must read for fans of tales like Hunger Games. It does not disappoint...I REALLY enjoyed this book.'

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Deadlands Synopsis

Welcome to the Deadlands, where life is a lottery. Since the apocalypse, Cape Town's suburbs have become zombie-infested Deadlands.

 

 

Human survivors are protected from the living dead by sinister, shrouded figures - the Guardians. In return, five teenagers are 'chosen' and handed over to them for a mysterious purpose: this year, Lele de la Fontein's name is picked. But Lele will not stick around and face whatever shady fate the Guardians have in store for her. She escapes, willing to take her chances in the Deadlands. Alone, exiled and unable to return home, she runs into a misfit gang of renegade teens: Saint, a tough Batswana girl; Ginger, a wise-cracking Brit; and handsome Ash, a former child soldier. Under their tutelage, Lele learns how to seriously destroy zombies and together they uncover the corruption endemic in Cape Town, and come to learn the sickening truth about the Guardians...

Deadlands Reader Reviews

A small number of readers were lucky enough to be invited to review Deadlands. Read their reviews below.

 

Safiyah Afghan, age 15 - 'Riveting and frightening Deadlands is a perfect book for readers looking for a thrill.'  Click Here to read the full review.

Lola Bridgeman, age 16 - 'a new perspective on a modern genre, the dystopian post apocalyptic zombie...Dead-Lands is addictive, it plays on your mind long after you put it down and leaves you hungry for the next in the series.Click Here to read the full review.

Harriet Cunningham -
'Deadlands is an intelligent zombie book, its refreshing and really well written. I would definitely recommend!'  Click Here to read the full review.
 
Rosa Boran -
'I thought this book was just amazing. Lily Herne brought just the right amount of adventure, romance and suspense. I really got into it and can't wait to read Death of a Saint!Click Here to read the full review.
 
Ethan Cooper -
'This Book Is one of the best I've read...Overall I think it gets 5/5!'  Click Here to read the full review.

Josh Hall -
'A must read for fans of tales like Hunger Games. It does not disappoint...I REALLY enjoyed this book.'  Click Here to read the full review.
 

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Further praise for Deadlands.

 

'Herne has masterfully created a fictional war-torn South Africa that is slowly being reclaimed by nature... The real story lies in the lives of the teen exiles, told with meticulous detail... Worthy to be ranked among the likes of Twilight and The Hunger Games.' The Times (South Africa)

 

'Fantastic! Teen-fighting-zombie fun, The Hunger Games meets The Walking Dead!' Lauren Beukes

Deadlands Press Reviews

A small number of readers were lucky enough to be invited to review Deadlands. Read their reviews below.

 

Safiyah Afghan, age 15 - 'Riveting and frightening Deadlands is a perfect book for readers looking for a thrill.'  Click Here to read the full review.

Lola Bridgeman, age 16 - 'a new perspective on a modern genre, the dystopian post apocalyptic zombie...Dead-Lands is addictive, it plays on your mind long after you put it down and leaves you hungry for the next in the series.Click Here to read the full review.

Harriet Cunningham -
'Deadlands is an intelligent zombie book, its refreshing and really well written. I would definitely recommend!'  Click Here to read the full review.
 
Rosa Boran -
'I thought this book was just amazing. Lily Herne brought just the right amount of adventure, romance and suspense. I really got into it and can't wait to read Death of a Saint!Click Here to read the full review.
 
Ethan Cooper -
'This Book Is one of the best I've read...Overall I think it gets 5/5!'  Click Here to read the full review.

Josh Hall -
'A must read for fans of tales like Hunger Games. It does not disappoint...I REALLY enjoyed this book.'  Click Here to read the full review.
 

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Further praise for Deadlands.

 

'Herne has masterfully created a fictional war-torn South Africa that is slowly being reclaimed by nature... The real story lies in the lives of the teen exiles, told with meticulous detail... Worthy to be ranked among the likes of Twilight and The Hunger Games.' The Times (South Africa)

 

'Fantastic! Teen-fighting-zombie fun, The Hunger Games meets The Walking Dead!' Lauren Beukes

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ISBN: 9781472100900
Publication date: 18/04/2013
Publisher: Much-In-Little an imprint of Constable and Robinson
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472100900
Publication date: 18th April 2013
Author: Lily Herne
Publisher: Much-In-Little an imprint of Constable and Robinson
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage),

About Lily Herne

Lily Herne (@Hearne13) divides her time between Cape Town and Norwich, UK, and can sometimes be found in both places at once. Her interests include chainsaws, Steampunk and cake. The second book in the Deadlands trilogy, Death of a Saint, is published in October 2013.

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