This is a 4.5 star review.I've always steered clear of books about zombies. They just don't appeal to me in the least. At least, not in theory. Turns out that it's a completely different matter in practise. I didn't know anything about this book before I started, which was probably a good idea, or I doubt I'd ever have picked it up, but - surprise, surprise - I ended up being completely unable to put it down!It probably helped quite a bit that it wasn't your stereotypical zombie tale, but more a dystopian novel that just happened to include zombies. My biggest problem with the book was that I felt there were a lot of questions that didn't get answered. I'm hoping some of them will be addressed in the sequel.