The world Megan James thought she knew has been slowly unraveling. Her father disappeared and was presumed dead, her mother’s sanity started to slip away, and the safe world she’d always thought she was living in slowly began to reveal its very dark and twisted depths. With the discovery that both her father and long-lost uncle, Angus James, were alive, Meg thought she’d finally learned all the secrets New Atlanta and the CDC had to offer, but she soon discovers the surprises have barely begun.
With Jackson Star’s threatening presence looming over them, Meg and her family are forced to flee the walls of New Atlanta, leaving both Axl and Donaghy, the man Meg has come to care so much about, in the CDC’s clutches. Knowing that rescuing them will be no easy task, the group turns to a very unlikely source, and Meg soon discovers her long-lost uncle has more than a few shocking secrets to share.
After two decades of living behind walls, it looks like the end of the zombies could be in sight, assuming they can break into the most fortified building left in the world. Luckily, Angus James knows exactly what to do to make it happen.
But Angus isn’t the only one with a few tricks up his sleeves. When Jackson Star suddenly decides to release Donaghy, it isn’t out of the kindness of his heart.
With the clock ticking more than ever, Meg finds herself in a race against time. Success means not only saving her family, but the whole world as well, while failure could very well mean a life of living as Jackson Star’s slave.
Shan MC –
I’ve really enjoyed reading Meg and Donaghy’s POV’s! Love the zombie apocalypse world! I’d recommend at least reading book 1, Twisted World, since this book picks up where the first left off. The other’s aren’t necessary to read since they are more prequels. I love to see the story continue, and there’s some intrigue and action to this story. Meg, Donaghy, and the rest of the gang are under some intense circumstances. There’s evil people after them, there’s zombies, and there’s enemies they didn’t think of, so they need to come up with a plan to stop them all. Everything won’t go the way they want, but there will be some resolution. This was lots of fun! I listened to the audio version, and the narrator does a great job. She does every characters voice, so that’s a feat, and her wizened older person voice is fun.
Mia Harper –
I really enjoyed this book, its action packed, dramatic and an emotional rollercoaster to the very end! There were some very intense scenes as the James family finally take on the CDC. I was hooked from the first book, and had to keep going to find out how it all ended, I’m just disappointed I finished them so quickly!
Mark Kelso –
As usual Kate kept me glued to the book. I love all her books!! I’m ready to start more of her books
After twenty years of imprisonment, Angus is set free! This volume will focus on the overthrow of the Starr dynasty and the stranglehold of the CDC. Bringing the James family back together is the other focal point. There are a few sad moments and some of the key players will not survive. All in all, the closing volume is uplifting and full of hope. It is a story of hope and starting over. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Carole Wooten –
I thought that this was a wonderful wrap up to the series. I devoured Kate L. Mary’s Broken World series earlier this year and after learning that this series featured the same group of characters, I couldn’t wait to get started with it. It has been great to see these characters grow and survive and I enjoyed getting to meet new characters in this series. This book really did pull everything together very well and I had a great time with it.
This is the book where things really start to happen. Angus is alive and his friends know it. They also know how much danger Axl and Donaghy are in. At this point, not only do they want to rescue their friends and loved ones but they are also looking for some revenge. If anyone deserves revenge, I think Angus does. There are several points of view in this book and it worked well since the characters were not always together or looking at the situation in the same way.
This story was really exciting. There was plenty of action and I found myself worrying about the characters. There were quite a few surprises as well. I loved getting the chance to watch this group of characters working to make the world a better place even if it cost them. I was happy that this book left me with some hope for the future and I feel really satisfied with how things were wrapped up. My only complaint with the story would be that the last part of the book felt a little drawn out but nothing that lessened my overall enjoyment.
I thought that Heather Firth did a great job with the narration. There are quite a few characters in this series and a wide range of emotions that they experience. I thought that she did a great job of giving each character their voice and bringing them to life. The narrator reads the story at a really nice pace and I feel that her performance added to my overall enjoyment of the story.
I would recommend this series to others. I do feel that this is a series that is best read in order. I love the world that Kate L. Mary has created and the characters are amazing. I will definitely be reading more from this very talented author.
I received a review copy of this audiobook from the author.