Series: As The World Dies #3
Published by Tor on first published August 14th 2009
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As the survivors continue to seek stability in their lives,
forces both inside and outside the fort walls move
them toward a final, climactic conflict between
the living and the dead. Jenni, Katie and the others
discover that they are not alone, that there is another
enclave of survivors whose leaders plan to take over the fort.
Faced with a series of difficult decisions, each choice they
make could lead to the deaths of those they love or, if not
careful, their own demise.
Meanwhile, an army of the dead is descending on the fort.
Soon, the living will face their ultimate fear...
...a siege by the dead.
But they will fight to the end to survive...
As the world dies.
I am WAY behind in reviewing books, so unfortunately my thoughts on this book aren’t as fresh as I would like. I finished it a few weeks back. I did briefly contemplate reading it again, but my tight schedule won’t allow it just yet. I can, however, say without a doubt, I will be reading this again!
This was one of THE best finales EVER in the history of trilogies! It was heartbreaking, unpredictable and downright explosive. I have to say that I was pretty pissed though. Rhiannon, you may have gone too far this time… Oh, who am I kidding?! You went just far enough! Oh, the FEELS!! Although, I don’t know if I can forgive you for making me cry in public. Yup. Surrounded by a room full of people, while I cried big fat, blubbery tears, complete with snotty nose.
There really isn’t a whole lot I need to say about the book. Her writing is tight, her characters memorable, and if you’ve made it to book three, it’s because you love the series already. I don’t need to sell you on it. Jenni and Katie have come so far since The First Days. Not a single thing is needed to be improved upon, in my opinion. It’s such a solid series, and any possible holes are filled in by her Untold Tales. Plus, anything I could say about it, will end up being full of spoilers. So this is more of a recommendation, than a review. Go read it. There, I said it.