Publisher: Titan Books on August 26, 2014
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy, Zombies
Source: Review Request
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The thrilling conclusion of the zombie apocalypse begun in PLAGUE TOWN and continued in PLAGUE NATION! The zombie plague has gone airborne, and the conspiracy that began it all reaches the boiling point.
Having been ambushed in San Francisco, which is now fully engulfed in the zombie plague, Ashley and the wild cards must pursue the enemy to San Diego. There they will discover a splinter of their own organization, the Dolofónoi tou Zontanoús Nekroús, which seeks to weaponize the plague. But that isn't the worst news. The plague has gone airborne, making it transferable without physical contract. It cannot be controlled by anyone, so reports of the zombie swarm are coming in from across the United States - and across the world.
At A Glance
Seriously, that’s the end of the series? WTF?
It started out good. The action took time to get going but it’s as gruesome and heartbreaking as ever. The group is on a mission to save Gabriel, Ashley’s boyfriend, and some others from their group who got kidnapped by the bad guys who want the zombie apocalypse to continue. Ash and the crew are trying to find a cure, but everyone wants to get in their way. So, the adventures begin and we meet a lot of interesting people while facing hordes of zombies and assholes.
The best part of the book was the side stories about random people and their stories from when the zombies first started showing up. Now those are interesting. Plus, the humor is great, though it got a bit annoying sometimes.
I was going to give this book 3 stars until I found out it was the end of the series. Nothing was resolved and very few questions were answered. Plus, I have four things that I HATE in books, and Plague World did one (almost two) of those things. What’s even worse, I didn’t even care that this thing happened, because I didn’t care about a certain character anymore.
A lot of the people we have come to love died for no reason by the end. This did not feel like a wrap up to a series at all. Never even crossed my mind that it was the last book until I looked on Goodreads five minutes after finishing the book. Then I flipped! The ending to this book can be equated to ending Citizen Kane with him sitting down to eat dinner. WTF??? No cure and no happy ending. Just blah.
Oh yeah, and thanks for giving us Griff, who is either a rapist, murder, hero, love-interest, or maybe he just gives zero fucks. I don’t know and honestly, I don’t even care anymore. And we get almost no explanation for his actions through the novel.
No sex and really no relationship stuff either.
I liked the first two books of the trilogy. It has an urban fantasy feel and lots of yucky zombies. Win-win, right? Wrong. Not with how it all ended. It’s just plain stupid and I am pissed. However, if the author decided to continue the series and actually give a good series an appropriate ending, I would read it. Not recommended.
Then it hit me. A quick pat down confirmed that not only was my katana gone, but I was also missing my M4 and my squirrel gun. Griff had either overlooked or decided to leave me with my tanto and my Ruger. The arming equivalent of a pity fuck.