Frail is Book 2 of Joan Frances Turner‘s The Resurgam Trilogy. In Frail, we follow Amy’s story in a post-apocalyptic world, devastated by a plague. In the beginning, there were zombies. Then the disease came that made everyone hungry. No matter what they ate– food, objects, their own children, etc.– their hunger were unsatisfied. It was terrifying for those who weren’t affected and were forced into hiding before they became someone’s meal.
Then one day, suddenly, everyone recovered and transformed into something more than human, more than zombies. The ex-zombies became self-aware again but they were not human. The ex-humans became some thing more than human. The strange hunger was still there but they’ve become almost immortal with super human strength.
Amy is one of the few human beings that survived and is referred to as a ‘frail.’ She was on her own after all the adults that took her of her passed away. She was surviving, hoping to not fall victim to one of the ex’es. They were predators and she was an easy prey. All the while a feral dog stalked her but she doesn’t know if he’s real or if she is going crazy.
Then she meets Lisa, one of the ex who is hanging onto her humanity. Reluctantly, Amy was forced to form an uneasy alliance with this female ex.