The day I died was given to me by Book Sirens exchange for a review. All thoughts and decisions are my own.
Book: The Day I died
Author: Aya Knight
Publication Date: 27th August 2019
Genre: young adult, sci-fi, dystopian
Rating: 3 STARS
She had to die, to find the truth.
Oshin fletcher lives by three rules: obey authority, don’t draw unnecessary attention to yourself, and above all else, never leave the city walls. Some say that rules are meant to be broken. For Oshin, her world shattered on the day she was betrayed. A secret meeting leads her beyond the safety of her city. Lured by ignorance that comes with being lonely and hopeful, Oshin was about to discover just how severe consequences could be. Lost and alone, she waited; no one came. But they did. The infected, the decaying the undead. Oshin wakes to find herself in an abandoned house, deep within the forest. Her body was changing, her desire to feed, uncontrollable. She was a marionette – her hunger, the puppeteer. She pivots on a line between life and death. They say the undead are mindless, but Oshin was dry much aware. She sets out in an unknown world where the worst evils aren’t the undead, but humanity itself. With only days before the effects of the disease take hold and decay sets in, Oshin must race to find a way back home for a cure. She soon discovers that home is not everything she thought it to be. Dark secrets have been in play since the moment she was born. An emotionally intense Zombie survival story.
I’m so happy that I got to review this book. The day I died was such a quick, easy, enjoyable read that I would 100% reread and recommend to anyone who loves the Young Adult and sci-fi genre.
The prologue of this story really set the tone perfectly. We know from reading the blurb that Oshin dies and begins turning into one of the undead but we don’t know how this came about.
The first few chapters are before Oshin leaves her gated community/safe haven behind and we learn a little more about her as a character which if I’m being honest didn’t really like but I’ll get into that a little bit later on.
Throughout this story we witness a lot of violence, gore and very descriptive scenes which I really liked because we don’t see that very often within a young adult story, so it was quite nice to see.
Some of the “plot twists” I seen coming which was slightly disappointing and docked those two stars for me.
We don’t meet many characters within this story but the ones who are a huge part of this story I truly fell in love and felt everything they did especially Lace. Although we didn’t learn a lot about her I loved her as a character and she was such a sweet, caring and loving young girl who truly worked her way into my heart.
Oshin’s naivety really annoyed me at times, especially at the start when she foolishly did anything that her “love interest” asked of her even though you could see he was an asshole.
Final thoughts and emotions
I really enjoyed this book and it’s a great three star read if you’re looking for some sci-fi, gore and zombies then this is the bookq for you!