The Weepers by Susanne Winnacker

The Weepers by Susanne Winnacker
Marshall Cavendish
Length: 315 pages
Genera: Science Fiction
Subjects: dystopia, horror, paranormal, survival

[Goodreads Summary]
 3 years, 1 month, 1 week and 6 days since I’d seen daylight. One-fifth of my life. 98,409,602 seconds since the heavy, steel door had fallen shut and sealed us off from the world

Sherry has lived with her family in a sealed bunker since things went wrong up above. But when they run out of food, Sherry and her dad must venture outside. There they find a world of devastation, desolation…and the Weepers: savage, mutant killers.

When Sherry’s dad is snatched, she joins forces with gorgeous but troubled Joshua – an Avenger, determined to destroy the Weepers.

But can Sherry keep her family and Joshua safe, when his desire for vengeance threatens them all?

This book was ok, I guess. I loved the first 10% of the book. It reminded me of Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer which I thought was ok as well. There were a lot of redeeming qualities in the book which I’ll start with.

The Good:

  • The “Zombies”
  • The Bunker
  • The flashbacks?

The Bad:

  • The Characters
  • The Blandness
  • The Romance

Not too bad. Now onto explaining it.

Sherry wasn’t a Mary Sue. Why? She had no personality. It’s not like she was bad, she just wasn’t there. It felt like a robot was narrating. I did this. He said that.


Joshua was the average troubled male love interest. He wasn’t anything new. He took care of his entire family (of course he did -_-) and cooked wonderfully. That’s all I can really say about him ’cause it’s all I know about him.

The romance between these two characters  was abrupt and seemingly for no reason. One second they were fighting Weepers, the next they were kissing. What happened there?!?!?

Plot & Writing:
thing. The zombies collect food, have bases, and lots strategy. They were much more interesting than normal zombies.

 The plot didn’t really start till 40% in. The next 40% was going from place to place looking for Sherry’s father. The last 20% was them hanging around Safe-Haven. It wasn’t exactly bad as not exactly exciting.

The plot could ave been so much more. I saw a lot of potential but the author didn’t take all the opportunities as she could have taken.

The writing was very robotic. She did this. She felt like this. He said this. He did this. It was bland and made me feel detached. I didn’t care what happened because I didn’t know what anyone was feeling. For a first person story, it was bland and didn’t give me any insight on what Sherry thought/felt.

I really enjoyed the use of flashbacks.  At first they were pretty bland, but I really liked to know a bit of Sherry before she was in Weeper Land.

What I liked and disliked:

  • The New Zombies like things
  • The Bunker Scenes
  • The flashbacks


  • The Romance
  • The Characters
  • The Writing
  • The Slowish Pace

In conclusion:
This book wasn’t really bad. It was ok. If you don’t have anything to read, try this one. If you’re like me and have way too many to read, skip this. You’ll be wasting your time.


Favorite Character: N/A
Favorite Quote: 


Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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