Virtual Tour and Review of Wisteria by Bisi Leyton


Sixteen year old Wisteria Kuti has two options—track the infected around the Isle of Smythe or leave the only known safe haven and face a world infested with flesh eating biters. But even with well-armed trackers, things go wrong and Wisteria ends up alone facing certain death, until she is rescued by the mysterious Bach. Uninfected, Bach is able to survive among the hordes of living dead.

Eighteen year old Bach, from a race known as The Family, has no interest in human affairs. He was sent here to complete his Great Walk and return home as a man—as a Sen Son. The Family regard humans as Dirt People, but Bach is drawn to this Terran girl, whom he has never seen before, but somehow knows.

Hunted by flesh eaters, cannibals, and the mysterious blood thirsty group called Red Phoenix, Wisteria and Bach make their way back to the Isle of Smythe, a community built on secrets and lies.

I really enjoyed this book from start to finish.  I am a big fan of zombie movies, but this is the first zombie book I have ever read, and it surely will not be my last.

I loved how Bisi Leyton gave a back story as to why the fleshers were roaming the earth.  She drew an awesome story for me to picture in my mind, complete with a strong female character who is faced with overcoming her past along with her future.  The character development was great and I cannot wait to read more about Wisteria and Bach’s future.

I would say that this is probably not your typical zombie story, there is so much more going on than just the biters and their need to eat brains.  I would highly recommend this to anyone that wants a good read with a fair amount of action, plot twists and a little bit of romance!


Wrapping her arms around herself, she moved away from him. Once again, humiliated and feeling foolish. “Goodnight, Bach!” She strode angrily to the side of the roof in order to climb down.

He grabbed her and held her back.

The guy came here just to tease her, yet again! Didn’t he know he was hurting her? Didn’t he care? “I’m tired of all this nonsense. I’m actually tired and need some sleep. I’m done with this. All of this!” She should’ve left the roof when she saw him appear. “Let go, so I can go.”

“Wisteria, it is not that.” Exhaling heavily, he released her. “My people could kill you if they knew I wanted you.”

This wasn’t at all what she’d expected him to say. “What?”

“I am in love with you. I do not know why, but I am. And it is selfish, because I just want you for myself.” Sadness filled his eyes as he spoke.

“Why would they do that to me?”

“Because you are human and because we see humans as Terran, or dirt people.”

“And you believe that too? So why are you here, living among us, if we’re so disgusting?”

“You are not disgusting. You are beautiful.” Rubbing his temples, he seemed troubled and bewildered. “But I chose Earth, because I came here as a child. Your people treated me so badly in the past. When I learned about the Nero disease, I wanted to see your world die.” He paused. “You were right when you said there was something wrong with me.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Bisi Leyton was born in East London in 1978. She grew up in London, Nigeria and the States, listening to the stories life and love from aunts, cousins and big sisters.She lives in London, but has worked around Europe including France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and the Czech Republic. She has a fondness for reading graphic novels. Twitter: @bisileyton· BookTrailer: and

The fabulous Bisi Leyton will be awarding one randomly drawn commenter from the tour with a $15 Amazon giftcard!!  Please take a moment to thank her!  Will you be adding Wisteria to your TBR list?

5 thoughts on “Virtual Tour and Review of Wisteria by Bisi Leyton

  1. Thanks for the giveaway. I am normally not a fan on zombie novels but I do plan on adding Wisteria to my TBR pile since it sounds like there is a lot more going on with it

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