The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury

The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury - Jay Bonansinga, Robert Kirkman In this follow-up to The Rise of the Governor we follow a rag-tag group of survivors as they go from one encampment to another. Lily and Josh have more than friendship developing, Megan and Scott will do anything to get high, and Bob is an old military medic who drinks too much. They leave a bad situation, only to find a worse situation in Woodbury with the Governor.

I can’t say this book is what I expected. The beginning was very slow. There really wasn’t much traveling or plot building. Once the characters got to Woodbury the story got much more interesting as the Governor’s world invaded the characters psyche. The story was then about the savagery of the fighting arena and how it came to be. There wasn’t really much hope in this book because as a prequel to the graphic novels we already know the future is grim. I struggled between 3 and 4 stars. I like The Walking Dead series so much and I will inevitably read another book when it comes out, yet the story wasn’t very strong. They would have had more success if they did other backstories, like Michonne or another noteworthy character, rather than introducing characters who minimally interact with the Governor and aren’t main characters in the story line.