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A dark and thrilling end to the series,
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This review is from: The Dark and Hollow Places (Hardcover)I was desperate to read this last book in the trilogy. The books are called companion books, trying to give the impression that you can read them alone but I don't think that is the case. If you don't read Ryan's first two books about the zombie world it would be hard to understand the relationship between the characters and also the history of the current world that they live in.
I had to re-read The Dead Tossed Waves book before I began this new book just so I could remember who all the characters were and where they fitted into the story. This memory loss is inevitable when there is such a long gap between books.
So this book is told in the words of Annah, the twin sister of Gabrielle who has been living in the Dark City since she left the forest as a young child. The setting of the book is very bleak and dark and there is a menacing air of rape and violence throughout the story. I found Annah's story to be the most depressing of the three books, but this is understandable when you see how difficult her life has been.
The main plot of this book is the horde of zombies (or unconsecrated) entering the city. The characters have to try and escape and at many points the author has you wondering 'how will they survive this?'. Lots of action but also a lot of emotional relationship stuff. Catcher really makes this book for me, his and Annah's relationship adds the positive dimension to the book.
The book is thrilling and the ending is nail-bitingly good. I didn't give this book five stars because I felt that it would have been even better if we could have seen what was happening outside of the Dark City. For example what was happening in Vista? I would have liked to known what happened to our original heroine from the series Mary, who is briefly mentioned.