Original review: http://onabookbender.com/2011/11/30/review-the-first-days-by-rhiannon-frater/Despite not being a zombie fan, I am most definitely a Rhiannon Frater fan. From the opening lines, Rhiannon Frater draws you in with chilling descriptions and a sense of foreboding that refuses to dissipate. Reading The First Days left me feeling on edge, waiting for the next catastrophic event to happen. I found the characters to be interesting — flawed, but honest and real, even if the characters occasionally got on my nerves.In many ways, Jenni and Katie are complete opposites. And yet, the two of them have been thrown together — by chance and luck, no less — and form a strong bond. The adage that opposites attract works well for the relationship between Jenni and Katie. They both fulfill an important role in the other’s world. Eventually we meet more people who will become central to our characters: Jason, Travis, Juan, Ralph and Nerit, all of whom are vital to the story in some way.I found myself putting the book down a lot, though I suspect the reason for this is has to do more with me than anything related to the book. The post-apocalyptic genre doesn’t quite appeal to me. If you do like this genre, or you like zombie horror stories, The First Days will a book you do not want to miss.