Review: Mortality by Kellie Sheridan


Okay, so, I really wanted to give thus five stars, but there were a lot of little mistakes throughout that really just needed another set of eyes to fix. All the same, I can’t completely ignore it, so this is actually a 4.5 star review!

So, this was an engrossing tale of the zombie apocalypse that has torn apart society. In the wreckage, people have tried to rebuild, but it’s like the wild west, lawless and dangerous and not always for the reasons you expect.

At first, I kinda didn’t like Savannah. I thought she was a little too eager, a little too cocky, but by the end of the book I wanted her to ride off into the sunset with the guy of her choosing and Apocalypse Boy BFF Zack who is one of my favorite characters. He’s the strong, loyal, realist guy in all of this and it makes him very likeable. Alex is a jerk, Cole I’m undecided on (still) and Marybeth can shove it where the sun don’t shine.

Plot. It was well thought out and decently original, though it follows most of the same tropes of zombie apocalypse stories, but they were well done, coupled with a fast paced style and flow that makes them engaging and worth reading. I at first didn’t understand why Zarahs story was so important (beyond the obvious) but by the end I appreciated their paralleled tales.

All in all, I would recommend this to any zombie fan, especially if you like YA, strong (but not over the top) female characters and a good look at what it might be like to make it through the end – one way or another.


E.C. Orr

Book Information:

mortalityTitle: Mortality (The Hitchhiker Strain #1)
Author: Kellie Sheridan
Language: English
Approximate Length: 211 pages
Stars: ★★★★☆
I have both a boxset ebook copy and a physical softcover copy.


6 thoughts on “Review: Mortality by Kellie Sheridan

    1. Thank you! I think I would say that there is some graphic violence in here. I don’t think it’s gratuitous, but rather a result of the genre. I would give a mild warning on this. If you’re anti-violence at all, I wouldn’t recommend this to you. If you’re just not interested in gratuitous violence, you’ll probably be okay. But there are zombies and there are people being eaten. And the zombies being killed. I hope that helps some, lol. 🙂

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    1. Hey! I know, I’ll try lending this to you on Amazon! I have the boxset as ebooks, so it’ll give you a chance to read it AND test out the whole lending thing… Also, no rush or anything. I know you’ve been pretty busy with school and work, so no worries!


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