Top positive review
on 31 October 2016
I cannot decide if this is my favourite in the trilogy or not. Part of me believes so, yet another part of me is of the belief that the first one is my favourite. Whatever the case, it’s a great ending to the series.
I’ll start with my problem with the entire series – the lack of zombies! I’d been hoping this one would redeem that… but nope. Throughout I’ve been disappointed by how much the zombies were brushed to the side so that we could focus upon the conspiracies taking place. We’re given one or two zombie scenes in each book, but never enough to satisfy me. It’s almost false promotion to call these zombie books.
Another thing I’ve been curious about is how they managed to get the name ‘After the End Times’. Come on, you cannot tell me that after twenty years of living on a zombie infested planet they were the first journalists to think such would be a great name for their website. I know it’s not a major part of the plot but I’ve been curious throughout.
Back to the book at hand, though, as that is what we all care about.
I really enjoyed the speed of this one. Events moved at a much greater rate, the ball rolling from the get go. I was much happier with the speed of this one. Moreover, the story was wonderful. The two stories being told and the way in which they merged was wonderful. It was more than I had bargained for. I also enjoyed the reappearance of characters from the first book that I’d missed in the second… I was, however, disappointed by their storyline. It was great the way everything tied together, but I really wanted more from those characters.
What annoyed me more, though, was the way in which relationships played out. The book was full of martyrs and people happily moving on with their lives to other people. It just didn’t fit right with me. Even in a zombie infested world you would mourn more than the characters did. There was also another major relationship which came to light that I was unsure about… but I’ll leave that for people to make their own decision about. I’m just not sure.
As a whole, I enjoyed the trilogy but I wanted more zombie action!