Thursday 24 July 2014

***Review*** Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne

Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne

Released: 1st May 2014
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Series: Yes, #3 in the Monument 14 series
Format: Paperback
Source: From Publisher
Find at:  Goodreads | Amazon UK | Waterstones | Books With Bite

Author Site:  Emmy Laybourne

Many thanks to the Publisher for my copy, this is in exchange for an honest review

Goodreads Synopsis:

The stunningly fierce conclusion to Emmy Laybourne's Monument 14 trilogy.

The survivors of the Monument 14 have finally made it to the safety of a Canadian refugee camp. Dean and Alex are cautiously starting to hope that a happy ending might be possible.

But for Josie, separated from the group and trapped in a brutal prison camp for exposed Type Os, things have gone from bad to worse. Traumatized by her experiences, she has given up all hope of rescue or safety.

Meanwhile, scared by the government's unusual interest in her pregnancy, Astrid (with her two protectors, Dean and Jake in tow) joins Niko on his desperate quest to be reunited with his lost love Josie.

Author Emmy Laybourne reaches new heights of tension and romance in this action-packed conclusion to the Monument 14 trilogy.

My Review

First of all I will kick off and say how fantastic this series was, it gripped me right the way through.  I really thought Savage Drift was a great finish to the series.  I am sad that it's all over now.  I've read a few post apocalypse stories now and I think that the Monument 14 series is my favourite.  It  does make you stop and think about certain scenarios and is completely believable, biological catastrophes are just as likely to happen compared to natural ones.  Humankind can just as well manage to end civilisation if it so chooses, it's not just Mother Nature who can end things.

Really great characters and so nice to see how each of them evolved throughout the three books.  I think my favourite character would have to be Josie, I thought her own personal journey was amazing.  

I'm  not going to spoil the story, if you haven't already read Monument 14 then go get a copy now!  Go on! What are you waiting for??

Each book in the series was consistently brilliant.  The only reason this did not get five stars is because I don't think it could quite compete with the first book in the series.

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Fantastic series, definitely one I would recommend.

My Thoughts on the Cover
I think the cover really does capture the story, it is detailed and I really like it.  It would instantly draw my attention in the bookshop.

You can find my reviews to book one and two below, just click on the links.

#1   Monument 14
#2   Sky On Fire 



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