A dystopian story where women are an endangered species - "Bait" by Courtney Farrell follows a young teenager as she try's to survive in a "pox" world. It encompasses everything from adventure to romance and from horror to a feeling of unity. The author is also very good at bringing the characters to life and showing their humanity, wants and fears. But instead of 5 stars I'm giving it 4 as although we had a strong female protagonist, I found she was a bit stereotypical. But in saying that, I devoured this book and I can't wait to get the next one. I was genuinely frightened at times. Great read for 'zombie' and apocalypse fans. Ends with a cliffhanger that will make you want more!