Author: Sarah Lyons Fleming
Genre: Zombies, Sci-Fi, Dystopian
Format: eBook and Audio
Narrators: Luke Daniels, Therese Plummer
Description (Source: GoodReads):
Sylvie Rossi has the loner thing down pat, with the exception of her best friend, Grace. But when the two are trapped in a hospital during the last gasp of a dying city, alone time is no longer an option. A nurse’s offer of sanctuary promises Sylvie the supplies she needs to survive the zombie apocalypse–it’s the coexisting with people that might do her in. Eric Forrest will do whatever it takes to get into the dead city for his sister, including ending up dead himself. He’s used to taking risks, but with every mile he travels death looks likelier and likelier, and finding his sister may be his only prospect for survival—if he can make it home. Sylvie doesn’t need more than food, water and shelter. Eric wants only to find his sister. But sometimes what we think we need isn’t what we need at all, and what we find is more than we expected.
FINALLY! I have been waiting for this book since Sarah Lyons Fleming announced it after releasing the last book in her last series (Until the End of the World, book/series review here). The City Series will be on the same timeline as UTEOTW.
Of course, it did not disappoint! I have been waiting to hear what happened to Maria (Penny and Ana’s mom from UTEOTW) and Eric (Cassie’s brother). I am so glad we finally get some answers! I’m so excited to see what she will do with Sylvie, Eric, and co. !
What I liked:
– Sarah’s character development and world building are flawless, as always.
– The main characters are complex and I can’t help rooting for Sylvie and Eric!
– Supporting characters are not washed out by the main characters and hold their own depth.
– I love that I am able to match the timeline and characters up from the other series to this one. It’s a little heartbreaking though knowing that Eric is alive and well, but Cassie thinks he’s dead 🙁
What I didn’t:
– uh, nothing.
Would I recommend this book to family and/or friends?
Yes!!! Seriously, read it.
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