Reviewed at http://www.mandikayereads.com/archives/1535 (4/23/12)Mutant zombie beasts caused by rabies.After swearing I'd never read a zombie book, I seem to be reading lots of books like this lately. The fun thing is that while the genre is definitely picking up momentum, I don't feel like each book I read is simply a retelling of the last. They are all fresh and new.The zombies in this book aren't true zombies, per se. They are mutated humans (aka Weepers, named for the milky fluid that leaks from their eyes), not the walking dead. But once they have transformed, they start jonesing for meat and blood and will eat you in a flash.But really, the story is less about the Weepers and more about the survivors. Which is really how any good story should be.And truth be told, the only thing I didn't like about this book is that it was so danged short. While the hardcover may be 256 pages, my eGalley was only 180. It ended before the story really had time to get started. It was just long enough to introduce us to all of the characters and throw in a plot twist that won't be resolved until later in the series.And I liked it well enough that I'm kind of annoyed it ended so soon. I want more. And I want more now.