So I was actually planning on reading a little bit of this one and then sleep. But then I just continued, and also read the third book. 3.5 hours later since the time I went to bed, and I had both finished. 😛
This book immediately starts off where the last one left us, and I just adored that. You can just continue reading like it is one book split in two. Rachel is searching for Cage, and Cage is searching for a way out and also to be reunited with Rachel.
It was quite a harrowing few chapters. I am not sure what scares me more, adult zombies, or little kids. I think I pick the little kids as scariest. For so many reasons.
We pick up a new character along the way, and I have to say I did like the little guy a lot. He was strong, swift, stealthy, and he was dedicated to help out. Not a lot of little kids would have done the same, so I was very happy to see this character get added.
And they are off to a safe zone, or at least they hope so. On the way they go to Adam’s family, and well, I have to say I liked Manny (though not so much later on), but Jorge was just terrible. I knew from the start what would happen, and I was kind of surprised that Manny didn’t see it. Cage’s reaction was a bit wow, sure, I can imagine why he did it, but it felt a bit overkill. I wasn’t all that happy with what Jorge did. It is just not something I would like to see in my books.
Like with the previous book, don’t get too attached to characters. I won’t spoil anything of course, but wow. 🙁 🙁
The safe zone and what happened there? I wasn’t that surprised by that outcome, it is something we see often in zombie books. Still I was sad for our characters, they deserve a moment of peace, quiet, and safety.
I have to say I am getting a bit tired of everyone and their mother falling for Rachel. 😐 It just got hilariously stupid. Suddenly x would be falling for Rachel. Then y would be falling for Rachel. All the while Cage got jealous.
The ending? What happened there? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOEESSSS cries her eyes out. That is all I will say.
As for my favourite character, it definitely switched to Nicky. I already liked him in the previous book, but I like his banter and outlook on everything even more now. Plus I love how sweet he is towards Lindsay.
Lindsay wasn’t someone I liked at the beginning, and in the previous book I disliked her even more. But in this book I slowly started to see a different girl in her. A girl that just wants love and happiness.
But all in all I did enjoy this book a lot. There was a lot that went on, quite a few scary moments, zombies zombies and more zombies, sadness, and some romance.