In the sky, ships appear. Colossal alien spacecraft hover in different locations, strategically placed around the globe. With the virus having killed off most of humanity and the arrival of the extraterrestrial ships, how will the survivors defend themselves against this new, impending threat?
Join the survivors as they prepare to battle the unknown. What they’re up against is much greater than anything they could ever imagine. Will humanity prevail?
Brooke Ehly –
There are many more things I learn with this book and how people can become crazy by witnessing such horrific things. I also can see how strong people can be surviving this situation. I loved this book just as much as the first and can’t wait to listen to the next!
You can find this review as well as my others on my audible listener page.
Beverly Laude –
This book picks up where the first book left off and I would not recommend reading this one without reading the first book. That being said, I actually enjoyed this second book more. The characters seemed more developed and less horror/sci-fi campy than they did in the first book. But, I still had to cringe at some of their stupidity!
Ellie still hasn’t learned not to check on dead bodies, Amanda is still mourning her good for nothing boyfriend, Jasper, and Max, Ellie’s dog, nearly gets her killed several times. I could almost see the typical horror movie scenes in my head! And, of all the vehicles in the world, Sheriff Mike decides to drive a bright yellow Corvette! Way to have a large capacity for picking up supplies or blending in when running from the bad guys!
But, our intrepid group slowly grows in number, finding a few worthy survivors along the way. Of course, there are a group of villains called the Crusaders that are out to take over the world when humanity should be trying to figure out how to survive. There is also a likeable minor character that becomes infected and the description of his attempt to fight it added a different aspect to this book.
The premise of the book is unique and added a lot to the story. Without giving away details, there are aliens involved (maybe more than one group) and the virus might have been intended to save humanity instead of kill off all the humans. The two “scientists” introduced at the end of book one reappear, supposedly to try to figure out how to save the world. There are some developing romances, but no graphic sex. There is very little cursing and just enough description of violence and gore to give the reader the necessary thrills but not enough to be disturbing.
We all know that cigarettes can kill you and the death of one character because of her nicotine addiction was amusing to me. The author did a good job of moving the story along at a fast pace and adding in enough action to keep the reader interested.
The narrator does a great job and was perfect in his pacing and inflections. His performance added a lot to my enjoyment of this audiobook. I was given a chance to listen to this book by the author/narrator/publisher through an Audiobook group and chose to review it.