Written by: Paula Limbaugh
The Colony: Genesis, What a refreshing read. This is the first of a series and if this is any indication of what’s to come, count me in! Michaelbrent Collings is a brilliant bestselling novelist and screenwriter. Author to the likes of The Haunted and Darkbound, he doesn’t disappoint.
The story opens in Boise, Idaho where Ken Strickland a high school teacher is overseeing his students, taking a test. 10 minutes into the test, the world is forever changed. It begins with bugs. Bugs everywhere, thousands of them, are clinging to a single pane of glass outside the classroom window. While the horrified classroom stares at the insects, an airplane falls from the sky, and then 2 stealth fighters collide mid-air. Their world is falling apart right before their eyes. Matt, a student suddenly falls to the floor in seizure. Becca is attacked by another student, her throat torn out and still screaming. Students are attacking each other. The classroom has just gone to hell right in front of Ken’s eyes. This is just the opening act, what follows is a rollercoaster ride that doesn’t stop.
We follow Ken through this apocalyptic new world as he battles zombies who are far from typical. These zombies are not the slow shuffling mindless creatures that we are used to seeing. These zombies are fast, cunning and oh so dangerous. Ken has only one goal in mind, find his wife and children.
If I could, I would gladly give this novel a 10 star rating! The Colony: Genesis is that good. I highly recommend this book. I can hardly wait for The Colony: Renegades to be released!