The Reapers Are the Angels: A Novel
Zombies have infested a fallen America. A young girl named Temple is on the run. Haunted by her past and pursued by a killer, Temple is surrounded by death and danger, hoping to be set free.
For twenty-five years, civilization has survived in meager enclaves, guarded against a plague of the dead. Temple wanders this blighted landscape, keeping to herself and keeping her demons inside her heart. She can't remember a time before the zombies, but she does remember an old man who took her in and the younger brother she cared for until the tragedy that set her on a personal journey toward redemption.
Moving back and forth between the insulated remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond, Temple must decide where ultimately to make a home and find the salvation she seeks.
“Alden Bell provides an astonishing twist on the southern gothic: like Flannery O'Connor with zombies.” —Michael Gruber, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Air and Shadows
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MikeFutcher - LibraryThing
The Reapers Are the Angels is the story of Temple, a fifteen-year-old girl born into a post-apocalyptic America overrun by the living dead. The major theme of the novel is of Temple identifying and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing
Re-read – this time for post-apocalyptic book club. I appreciated the novel more, this time around. After finding myself recommending it to quite a few people, as well as my book club; it definitely ... Read full review
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