When a mad scientist is put in charge of creating a great new mining machine, the Boneshaker, disaster ensues, beginning with the destruction of Seattle. Soon a toxic gas escapes from the depths of earth and poisons thousands of people, turning them into zombies. In an effort to save lives, walls are hastily erected that keep the gas inside the city.
Years later, Zeke has more questions than answers about the walled city and the disaster. He puts on a gas mask and runs away from home in the hopes of uncovering the truth about his father and the invention he created. Knowing that her son is in danger, Briar follows in an impossible quest to find and rescue Zeke.
Boneshaker takes the reader on a fast-paced journey through the ruins of Seattle on a steam-powered airship, through gas-filled streets where zombies roam, and tunnels that are still used by the inhabitants who chose to remain in the condemned city.
Although zombie stories are not my first or second choice when selecting a book to read, I think Boneshaker is a well written novel, and anyone who picks it up won't be disappointed. It is a page turner that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat while the mysteries are slowly unraveled.