Book Review by Mark Henchion: The Enemy by Charlie Higson

By Mark Henchion

Genre: Horror/Adventure/Post-apocalyptic thriller

Audience: Young Adult

The Enemy is a post-apocalyptic horror novel. The book takes place in London after a worldwide sickness has infected everyone over the age of 13, turning them into something akin to voracious, cannibalistic zombies. These bags of rotting flesh mindlessly roam the streets looking for their next meal, the kids. The surviving children must figure out what cause the outbreak but more importantly, how to survive.

I enjoyed this book because it was extremely exciting and difficult to put down. The age of the characters made it easy to relate to. I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. Goodreads gives the book an impressive 4 ½ out of 5. In terms of comparable novels, if you have read these books, you may like this title, or vice versa:

  • Out of the Dark by Gregg Hurwitz
  • The Suspect by Fiona Barton
  • The Merciless by Danielle Vega
  • The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
  • Ten by Gretchen McNeil
  • The Cherub series by Anthony Harrowitz