The cover of Wisteria caught my interest and the synopsis did as well. It has been a while since I've read zombie books so I felt this would be perfect. Wisteria was an entertaining book filled with action scenes, suspenseful moments, and realistic views of humanity in a post-apocalyptic world. Not only was this book about zombies and survival, but it also had a twist of having other-world beings.
I greatly enjoyed the plot of the story. I wanted to know more about the cause of the Nero Disease and wanted to know how the different sectors of the human population, as well as The Family, played a role in the disease. I liked how the story followed Wisteria as she tried to survive in the infested world yet still be able to be a teenager. The story made me wonder how our world will be if something like this were to happen. Will we become violent and selfish? Will we resort to any means of survival even if it means cannibalism? This world and the questions that were brought up was what made me enjoyed the book the most.
The characters were also great. I liked the fact that Wisteria was your average girl. She was not the prettiest or skinniest and she was not a love-sick fool either. She had a strong head and was compassionate. Bach was a little irritating at first with his constant thoughts of being better than "Terrans." As the book developed though, he became more "human" and his good side came out. I also liked the other characters in the book. These characters showed the different ways that humans can turn into in a post-apocalyptic world.
As much as I liked the book, there were a couple of things that I disliked. One, the constant repetition that Terrans were nothing but dirt (this annoyed me a bit after reading it for the tenth time). Also, how quickly Bach became nice to Wisteria within seconds of being a jerk. This made me scratch my head the first time it happened. No worries, these things were minor and did not stop me from appreciating the rest of the book.
Overall, I liked the story line and the characters in Wisteria. I also enjoyed that there were other species in this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book.”