I really wanted to like Mortality. It has a lot going for it. There is a feisty heroine, another heroine who shares a unknown connection to the first, a cute guy, and zombies. Actually two kinds of zombies. The usual shuffling brainless zombies and the uber-zombies who are fast and smart. What’s not to like?
My problem is that I had a hard time buying into the premise. The feisty girl, Savannah, is sent with her crew to pick up some medicine from a store. They are part of an almost para-military group whole up in a school. She decides it would be brilliant to go to the hospital and grab even more plunder from there. Even though it is directly contrary to orders, though they all know it isn’t safe, though they all know it is stupid, but it is like the horror movies. If they don’t make ridiculous decisions, there is no story. It is a case of the author needing a circumstance to move the story forward. I understand that, but the group flip flop between desperation and acting like they are on a trip to the mall.
I can see that there are a lot of good elements in this book, but it just didn’t come together for me.