Published by The Writer's Coffee Shop on Mar 26, 2015
Genres: Adult, Post Apocalyptic
Format: eARC from Publisher
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Carly Daniels knows what it is to suffer loss. She knows what it is to sacrifice. In the two years since a pandemic virus—known only as the Infection—decimated humanity, she’s made choices she never could have imagined. She’s condoned violence in the name of peace and done the unthinkable in the name of mercy. But with Justin at her side, she’s also learned there’s nothing she can’t face and nothing she wouldn’t do to protect those she loves.
But now another threat has arrived in the form of a uniformed man driving an army truck, claiming to represent the remnant of the United States military. Someone has set their sights on their community . . . and on Justin. The struggle to defend their little homeland is far from over, and the visitors may have brought more danger with them than just their weapons.
The shadows are closing in. Carly has to find out whether she has the strength to stand on her own when all of her support has fallen away. What remains when the shadows have gone?
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This third book in the series picked up immediately after the second book ended. It jumped right into the action, but there were enough recaps spread out over the first few chapters to help me remember everything important from the previous books.
This story surprised me with how dark it was. There was quite a bit of death in this book, including some characters that I felt I knew and liked. It was powerful, and really highlight how uncertain and unsafe a post catastrophe world would be.
One thing that I really enjoyed in this book was the sense of community. There many have been rough living conditions, in an uncertain world, but it was really heartwarming to see how everyone pulled together. As leaders, Justin and Carly were quite effective at matching people’s strengths up to create the strongest community possible.
Overall, this was dark and sad book most of the time, but it was also powerful and entertaining. I quite enjoyed it, even if I did gasp and tear up a few times.