Published by Trainrenoir Publishing on Sept 9, 2013
Genres: MG, Post Apocalyptic, YA
Format: eBook from Author
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When the bacteria that killed most of world’s adults undergo a deadly mutation, 15-year old Abby must make the journey to Colony East, an enclave of scientists caring for a small group of children for reasons unknown. She fears that time is running short for the victims, but she’s soon to learn that time is running out for everyone outside Colony East.
Picking up right after the first one ends, this story moves away from the immediate after effects of the disaster to more of a survival story. This shift happens smoothly, and pulls you into the story.
While the first book was quite sad, this book did not cause the same emotions. I was more intriguing and entertained this time. The kids have adjusted so well, and are creating a life that is not just about danger. The older children on the island are trying to let the younger children still have a childhood, even though circumstances cause most of them to grow up too early.
The science in this story is just as believable as in the first story, and once again, the level of detail is very appreciated. This story moves quickly, and there is no end to the danger and disasters. The author even very bravely kills off some beloved characters.
Overall, this was a fun MG/young YA story, and was a great addition to the series. The story has a complete plotline, and while there is a cliffhanger at the end, there is definitely no second-book-curse here. I just wish the third book was available so I could move right to it.