This is a great story and I loved all three books. It reminds you that no matter the difficulties and the situations you face, your family is what matters at the end.
Because there has to be a 3rd book, it'd be really sad if the series ends here. While the first book left us with hope about the future of the characters, the second one felt like a bucket of ice water, leaving us with a sense of uncertainty and fear. I feel the author has matured as a writer, giving us less gossipy, highschool-like feel to the group of friends, who're supposed to be in their late 20s or early 30s, and there's more zombie action. I look forward to the next book.
I really love Molly Harper, and this book follows the formula of her previous books, but the setting just doesn't do it for me. How long can adults get stuck with each other without that many worries about family and other life responsibilities weighting down the fun? I felt it was a set up more appropriate for YA books.
I really dislike being stringed along with a great plot line and narration, only to end up with a solution that's way too simplistic and not very satisfying after all the tension and fear that has been building up over the course of two books. Why? Why make it sound like something really terrible is about to happen, only to end up with a Disney ending? Gag!
I haven't read anything by this author since the Flowers in the Attic series, which was pretty good. This one reminds me a little of early Anne Rice's books, though there's too much emphasis on teenage drama that goes a bit overboard, and by that I mean, the character is completely obsessed with having a boyfriend, above all other concerns.
I found this book more interesting than the first one, although I would have liked less repetition of already known facts about the characters.
I read this as a paperback a few years ago and I really liked the series, reading up to book 5 or 6. My enthusiasm was starting to wind down by the 5th book, though. I'm now trying to follow up, but I find that it's been too long to remember all the characters, so I've gone back to book one to restart the series. It's as good in audio as it's in paperback.
I found this story to be a fresh take on a topic that is getting done to death by other authors... er again, no pun intended there!! This author's take is original enough and keeps you well on your toes the whole time. It's more of a feeling that something is coming that makes it scary, rather than filling pages and pages with gore and atrocities. There are a couple of heartbreaks and some very human moments when you feel for all of the characters. I'm not sure if another book is coming, but if there's I'll be sure to purchase it.
I had fair warning, after I read some reviews in another site, but I still gave it a chance. It was as bad as they said it was! Very childish,shallow characters that hardly do anything to make you want them to survive. The whole e-mail communication after the end of the world is just ridiculous!
I went directly from book one to the next and it as nice to find that this book keeps up the pace with the first one, the author doesn't drop the ball at all!! The only thing was that for some reason I thought in the first we chapters that they had changed the narrator. The reading felt a little forced, with an annoying sardonic tone that wasn't really necessary in some cases. I think the narrator gets better after chapter 7 or 8, though, getting back to his previous approach to the voices and the narration.
I had listened to this book when it first came out and then I came across the 3rd book of the series and I couldn't believe it, I had no idea it was a series! I listened to the first one just to remember the main characters and so on, and I found the story to be as good as the first time I read it. The narrator does a great job, one particular scene towards the end comes to mind that had me feeling that moment in the story, not just listening to it. A credit well spent!
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