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In an England full of zombies something much worse rises from the death and decay. And it's hunting a teenage girl.Through the remembered lessons of her favourite writers, sixteen-year-old Wye has been trying to make sense of a cruel new world. But it’s not working. Wherever she turns there are monsters and memories, both of them poised to devour her if she can’t find a w In an England full of zombies something much worse rises from the death and decay. And it's hunting a teenage girl.Through the remembered lessons of her favourite writers, sixteen-year-old Wye has been trying to make sense of a cruel new world. But it’s not working. Wherever she turns there are monsters and memories, both of them poised to devour her if she can’t find a way to live with herself. What follows is Wye’s last chance at salvation, what follows is her journal....

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ISBN : 25525093
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Number of Pages : 170 Pages
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wye a zombie novel Reviews

  • Lloyd Baron
    2019-04-26 18:45

    I had the unfortunate luck to be given a huge work assignment which would mean I had to travel back and forth from Portsmouth to London for a few days. That however, meant that I had plenty of time to read while on the train. My book of choice was Wye. I read the short story X in one sitting and was excited to get my hands on a copy of Wye which builds upon the idea created in X. The title character is Wye, a frightened Teenage girl who has to survive in a world after “Something” happens to most of its inhabitants. She is a normal person who has their life completely turned on its head. How would anyone cope with that? We get to see it through her eyes, or should I say her diary entries. For that is the format this book takes and it is a device that works very well.The writing is wonderful, the descriptions breath-taking and detailed and the characters and plot draw you in; which I would expect from the author.Overall this is a joy to read and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.Jack Croxall has written a real page turner. Get reading people.

  • Jaimie Admans
    2019-05-18 02:01

    Having been a big fan of Jack Croxall’s short story X, I couldn’t wait for Wye. This is a full-length novel set in the same world as X, and what a fantastic world it is! Dystopian Britain after the population has been turned into zombies by a virus, this is the journal of a girl called Wye, travelling across the almost-abandoned country with a small group of friends, struggling to survive in a land where humans are no more and nature has taken over. I absolutely loved reading from Wye’s point-of-view and found it fascinating to think of what life might be like as one of the last people left in the world.I’m not usually a big fan of dystopian stories, nor of zombie stories, but this is so much better than your usual zombie-outbreak book!It’s inventive, and it brings something new to the genre. There’s a brilliant twist towards the end, one that has been hiding in plain sight all along, but the writing is so clever that you don’t realise it.I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to everyone, along with Jack Croxall’s other works! The ending was perfect, and I would love to see a sequel to this, surely there’s another instalment just begging to be written?!

  • Netanella
    2019-05-02 19:48

    "Wye" is the journal narrative of Theodosia, who prefers to call herself "Wye" after the valley in which she grew up. It makes her feel closer to her family, whom she regretfully ignored in the months leading up to the Spread. She was a teenager then, she knew everything. And then she was alone, and she didn't.Wye journeys across The Wasteland, the name she's given the outdoor spaces of Dead England, months after the Spread, a terrible Ebola-like sickness that came out of South America to British shores. As Wye and her friends struggle to find food and the presumably safe cabin of her uncle's, Wye speculates on her life, the course of nature, and her favorite authors. Her journal is an amazing read. Very well done.

  • Mandy
    2019-04-26 22:57

    This review first featured on Addicted to Media.There are certain things you just shouldn't do. During a quiet moment at work, you shouldn't open up a book on the Kindle app on your iPhone and begin reading it and if you do, you most certainly shouldn't get hopelessly addicted to said book, to the extent that you simply cannot put it down. If you're going to do all that, might I suggest that there is no better book than Jack Croxall's standalone dystopian thriller Wye.Wye is a young girl, sixteen-years-old to be precise and she is making her way across the Wasteland of what is now Dead England. Pursued by zombies, Wye and her band of fellow survivors are making their way to the east, to a cabin that may or may not exist on the coast of England. Realising that they are perhaps the last people left alive on earth, Wye keeps a diary to document their journey as well as The Sickness and The Spread of the disease.If you think this sounds remotely familiar to anything you've read before, think again. Author Jack Croxall leads you down an overgrown path in the English countryside and then twists the story again and again... and again. Everything you thought you knew about zombie thrillers is here with allusions to Warm Bodies, The Walking Dead and everything inbetween but nothing, nothing is as it seems.I loved Jack Croxall's style of writing with a fervour I usually reserve for Lauren Oliver. And like Lauren Oliver, Jack has written a novel where nothing else matters in life except the moments where you are reading this story. Work? It'll take second place, as will any study or family commitments you might have. Valentine's Day? Fine, but only if there is a long afternoon reading session scheduled in there among all the chocolates, flowers and fancy dinners.There were entire paragraphs which I wanted to highlight, save or tweet but alas, I was too busy reading to stop for any length of time. Suffice to say, I loved Jack's lyrical style of writing and the voice that he gave to Wye.As a narrator, Wye is wonderfully flawed. You soon become aware that you can't trust a word she says and that is okay. More than okay, in fact, Wye is the perfect narrator to give a human touch to a most unusual catastrophe.It might only be February but I'm already claiming Wye to be my book of the year for 2016. It is so good that I considered downgrading all my previous star-ratings in order to adequately reflect the act of giving this book five stars.I give Wye by Jack Croxall a superb five out of five stars and would highly recommend it to any reader who is in the mood for a book that really moves them.

  • Rebecca Stow
    2019-05-18 23:49

    I can't really describe how much I love this book because to me, its one of the best books I've read this year (and I'm not being biased because I know the author :P).I think that because Wye is a character who relates to us all on so many levels, she's not a superhero, she feels fear and regret that it was impossible not to read and then re-read this book to uncover more of her personality. there's not only action, adventure and excitement, there's morals and emotions that we can all connect with and establish in our own lives (without the constant threat of being hunted of course).Overall this is a book that I'd recommend to anyone, the imagery is beautiful and the plot will drag you in, shock and surprise you and leave you wanted more, the only flaw for me is that it eventually came to a conclusion :(Jack Croxall has done himself proud with this masterpiece.

  • Jess
    2019-05-13 01:36

    I preferred 'X' the short story that this is based on, but overall this was an enjoyable read.

  • DoodlePanda
    2019-05-16 22:35

    Good idea for a book, I think the first half of the book was better than the second half though. I'm not sure why I have that feeling, I think that for me there was a lot of jumping in time and I guess my brain couldn't cope :DStill an interesting read!

  • Deborah
    2019-04-25 18:59

    This was a nice surprise. I enjoyed the characters, Wye particularly. There are no new favorites but I didn't dislike any of them. The journal format helped connect with the characters and their journey. I wish there were clear chapters/journal entries. There are breaks but no symbols, etc. It occasionally felt a bit long and difficult to focus because there were no pauses. I also enjoyed the timeline shifts but sometimes you didn't realize you had shifted timelines until you were halfway through the paragraph. There were two surprises/plot twists that I did not see coming: one I was confused by but ended up liking and the other I really enjoyed off the bat. The ending really sneaks up on you, and I like how it ended but I could have done with a bit more conflict. It almost felt too happy.Overall, I liked this. It's not necessarily something I was hugely excited by but it surprised multiple times and I definitely enjoyed myself.

  • Michelle
    2019-05-08 03:04

    Good storyline, wish it would have been longer.

  • Stacy
    2019-05-11 19:00

    What a surprising book! The book I finished and the book I started were two completely stories. Many props to the author for the twists in the story line that changed the entire story.Do not read the spoilers if you want to enjoy the book...but if you've read it and wonder if my thoughts match yours, click away!(view spoiler)[Group of teens actually imaginary friends. Brilliant. Zombie-pocalypse to pandemic. Love it. Instead of this being just-another-YA-zombie story, it's actually the psychological toll that being alone in a dead world can have.(hide spoiler)]

  • Kent Corlain
    2019-04-30 22:53

    This is hard to review without spoiling anything. The writing was good, but there is very little plot, and the whole thing relies a lot on a few tricks which I didn't find that exciting. I think the author has the skills to write something a lot better if he can come up with a stronger plot.

  • Dan Thompson
    2019-04-23 18:50

    Zombie novels aren't usually my cup of tea, but having been a fan of Jack Croxall for some years now, I wasn't going to let that ruin my reading experience with his much anticipated latest offering 'Wye'.Inspired by his short story X, Wye is a novel which follows a young teenager as she embarks across post-apocalyptic England after an unknown illness claims the lives of millions. Wye is very much a survival novel, but with a difference. Not only is it told in the first person, but also in a journal/diary format, which gives it a very personal and shocking tone. Like reading someone's diary, Wye recounts the innermost thoughts of a girl who is struggling to come to terms with her existence. What are the things roaming the cities? Why must she stick to the Wasteland in search of her uncle's cabin?I loved Wye's pace; some may find it a little slow in places, but I loved the claustrophobic atmosphere the author so effectively creates. The lack of dialogue also adds to the tension as we discover, one journal entry at a time, the truth behind everything that has lead to The Spread, and how it affects Wye.And there are some shocking truths to be discovered along the way - Wye is not the person we think she is. And this adds to her characterisation. She is a complex young woman, a person who must find her place in the world. I certainly would have gone mad if I was in her shoes, but she must be brave and strong. It is no wonder she notices the fine details of the world - and the lack of human interaction makes for a most emotional connection later in the novel with a goldfish. I particularly loved that bit.Wye is very much a bookish-type's novel. It even gives a few nods to Keats, Shakespeare, Pullman, and Sant. This was a nice touch. But it is its originality within the dystopian and zombie genre that elevates it. Journal formats are hard to pull off, but I think Wye is certainly Croxall's most interesting work to date. His understanding of the world shines through in a world that has died with disease.

  • Steve Caddy
    2019-04-27 00:05

    I read X some time ago, and finally we have Wye, which is a novel length reworking of the concept that X was built on. Basically, if you liked X, you'll love Wye.Jack Croxall has rediscovered his finest form, and written a rich story that obviously draws from his personal knowledge of the countryside, detailing activities that I can relate to from my own experiences of growing up in rural England. Jack includes many beautiful observations of the natural world, how basic our survival instinct is, and how that instinct conflicts with our educated minds. You're not going to learn how to survive the apocalypse by reading Wye, but it will make you see the world around you in a new light. Add to that a thrilling adventure that I've hardly had time to mention, told from the point of view of a frightened teenager in short diary entries, and you'll always want to find out what happens next - you really will be tempted to read it cover to cover in one sitting.The pace is even and consistent, the language is easy, and the story is a good one with enough factual information to be informative too. A very enjoyable book.

  • Ryan Guy
    2019-05-13 02:46

    Wye was a very addictive read. I found myself thinking about the plight of Wye and her companions even when I wasn't reading it. Croxall's vision of a dystopian England-- Dead England as he calls it-- was bleak and chilling, especially as I sat reading it in the warmth, comfort, and safety of my own home.Wye was a complex character; brave and scared, vulnerable and determined, lonely and profound. She poured her humanity into the pages of her journal and it made for a captivating read.This is not your typical zombie eat brains apocalyptic thriller, and I'm thankful for that.

  • D.M. Cain
    2019-05-19 00:52

    I loved this post-apocalyptic YA novel by the awesome Jack Croxall. An awesome psychological analysis of surviving in a desolate wasteland. Yet again, Croxall delivers a masterpiece. Check out my full video review here:

  • Hannah
    2019-05-18 18:59

    ' I envy the birds I see overhead, zipping joyfully from left to right and so far above the death and decay that pollute the lower levels.' Addictive writing, fast pace and relateable main character. What more can you ask for?

  • Sandra
    2019-05-04 19:52

    Great readI loved this book. I'm not normally interested in books from the perspectives off teens, but this one really did captivate me.

  • Sean
    2019-05-17 23:49

    Really interesting detail into people dealing with life after.