Oceans apart, a young musician and a “special” soldier embark on a perilous journey for home fueled by the unyielding pursuit of freedom from the Authority. Sixteen-year-old prodigy, Liza Randusky, waits imprisoned, blamed for the undead plague that’s slowly destroying the planet. Banished to an island where she’ll never play her beloved piano again, Liza’s steadfast sense of justice and passion for music may have the power to change her destiny. But will it be enough… To strike back at the new world order, the troubled son of a preacher, Thomas Ripley-Hatter, suffers unspeakable alterations by the Underground to join a secret Army. Tommy knows that all hope lies in human-weapons like himself, and that somehow he must cling to his sanity…while letting loose the monster to win. The battle begins for the last-standing sliver of humanity: Anthem.
I loved this book. I loved the characters and how attached I became to them from the start. Liza is spunky, afraid, vulnerable, and real. Hatter is doing what he can to survive, even under horrible conditions and experiments.
I loved how every time I turned the page and the chapter ended that I needed to keep going or I would surely faint from holding my breath until I found out what was going to happen next.
Keys uses music and writing imagery throughout the story, which added an element to the characters not usually seen in zombie novels. Being true to yourself and the things your passionate about really make life worth living!
Gods of Anthem was a unique take on the zombie apocalypse that includes evil dystopian government, rebels, love, heartbreak, and superpowers. Is book two out yet?