The Empty City (Survivors, #1)
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The Empty City (Survivors #1)

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Lucky is a golden-haired mutt with a nose for survival. He has always been a Lone Dog, relying on his instincts to get by. Other dogs have Packs, but Lucky stands alone.

Then the Big Growl strikes. Suddenly, the ground is split wide open. The Trap House is destroyed. And all the longpaws have disappeared.

Now Lucky is trapped in a strange and desolate new world with no food,...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published August 21st 2012 by HarperCollins
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Laura
Lucky, really? The dog's name is Lucky. Very original. *sigh* I hope this isn't like a repeat of Warriors and Seekers, just with new names for things like monster and firebeast. And continuously talking about how empty the dog's belly is.

The cover does look awesome, though.

Oh, but you know what would be really awesome? If it crossed over with Warriors or Seekers! Not directly, of course. But if at one point they said something about seeing a flame-colored cat or something like that. Maybe have o...more
Vanessa Wolf
This review contains spoilers after the first paragraph. You are forewarned.

I am a huge fan of the Warrior series so I was crazy excited to get an advanced reader's copy of this book. Now I really wish I hadn't picked it up. You'll find a similar cosmology structure to the other Erin Hunter books, which would make more sense if dogs hadn't lived so closely with us for thousands of years. If Hunter had chosen to write about wolves this book would've made a lot more sense. For the story to work f...more
Faith
Ugh. I wanted to hate this book. I wanted to hate this book soooo badly, but I ended up loving it. First off, let me just explain to you why I so desperately wanted to hate it!

Okay, so Survivors is the new series written by "Erin Hunter". Why the quotation marks you ask? Well the original four Erins have nothing to do with it! This pisses me off. Yes--HarperCollins does have rights to the name "Erin Hunter" but the truth is that the four Hunters have worked hard to earn their title. They were go...more
Caroline
This was an amazing new series starter! I am so glad that Hunter finally got approval from her publishing company to start writing about dogs. The language and symbolism she uses to portray dogs is spot on, and I love Lucky as the main character! He's such a complex and deep character, I can't wait to see him unfold, as we did Firestar in the Warriors series!
Jessica Thompson
This book is awesome!!!!! Go Erin Hunter!
Madeleine - Tei
I really wanted to like this book... but it was....

-Badly written
-Cheap plot/no apparent plot besides side plots
-Inconsistent characters who believed one way and acted another
-Rather than creating a cliffhanger the ending just ended bluntly
-Wannabe Warriors series? Funny how all the animals have something or other that they worship. And those animals that don't tend to die. I don't know but all these books seem to be getting the cheap drama/fan service recently...

However I did like Lucky~ he was...more
Gabs
3.5 stars

Fans of Warriors Will either be absolutely delighted with Survivors, or they will hate it with a burning passion. Well, maybe not that intense, but they won't like it.

I enjoyed it, but I constantly was comparing it to Warriors, and that probably made it lose some points with me. You can't beat Warriors, let's face it. These are some things I came up with:

Lucky: Firestar
Loudcages: Monsters
Longpaws: Twolegs
Earth-Dog: Starclan (Kind of)
Pack: Clan
Fierce Dogs: Bloodclan/Shadowclan/any cats...more
Winnie
Okay, I had low expectations for this book but compared to what I expected, the book was still very bad. Honestly, I don't think humans would leave their dogs during an earthquake and the whole book was basically a bunch of dogs doing stupid things and getting in trouble and Lucky having to go rescue them. It seems to be geared towards like 7 year olds and it definitely doesn't deserve to be written under the name Erin Hunter. The style is completely different and well, the actual skill isn't th...more
Swifty Pepsi
I wish they chose the other cover. It was much better.

I hope this will be just as good as the Warriors books, even though the Erin Hunters writing it are different!
Evly
OMG i really liked this book and i think that this has a lot more detail than Warriors and Seekers
Madeline
This book simply did not deliver what it should have. Being the dog series of Erin Hunters line of books, this book should have delivered what was promised. The premise had potential but failed. Oh yes, the begginning ten pages were very engaging and drove quite well, but the rest of the book was repetitive. Very little plot, character ingenuity or action happening for long periods of time before SOMETHING worth reading came up. Then it got confusing and pointless. Don't read this book or waste...more
ΣometimesIwonder
This book has a good storyline and I will definitely be buying the next one, but I have a few complaints about it. It is a good story and shows potential for a lot more adventures, but one of the major things I didn't like about it is this. I know that there are many domestic animals that cannot survive out in the wild, but it annoyed me that in this book it seemed that any animal who lived with humans became completely brainless. Seriously. I have an indoor cat who could not survive in the wild...more
Kyle
This may spoil the book if you read this.

Overall it was an very good book and the introduction is about him as a golden retriever puppy and he had other puppies with him and his mother told a story about a lightning dog and at the time the earth dog was jealous of the lighting dog so she tried to kill him and she growled (which is also known as an earthquake). Then the next thing you know he is in a pound and he all you know is he is in a earthquake and his cage falls in a giant hole and he and...more
Jean
This is a compelling adventure story for the 10-13 year old readers. However, I, as an adult, admit to finishing the entire book to find out what happened to the very likeable pack of dogs, especially their hapless leader, Lucky. The story opens in an animal shelter when an earthquake strikes, trapping most of the dogs, but allowing Lucky and another dog to escape. Lucky's goal is to remain a loner, to survive on his own, so he shakes off the other dog who goes her own way into a landscape barre...more
Sabrina
Kurzer Einblick:

Lucky ist ein Straßenhund und ein Einzelgänger mit Überlebensinstinkt. Als der große Knurrer die Stadt überrollt, entkommt er diesem wie durch ein Wunder und überlebt, doch ist alles andere um ihn herum in Schutt und Asche gelegt, die Futtervorräte rar und Gefahren lauern in allen Ecken. Eine alte Saga besagt, dass die Hunde sich zusammen schließen sollen und ihren Hundegeist zu finden, denn nur so lässt sich " der Sturm der Hunde" besiegen... Für den Einzelgänger Lucky ist es so...more
Leselurch
*Worum geht's?*
Der Sheltie-Retriever Lucky ist ein Einzelhund. Er braucht weder ein Rudel noch eine Langpfote, die sich um ihn kümmert! Lucky genießt sein Leben als Straßenhund und Einzelgänger, denn so ist er frei – frei von jeder Verantwortung. Doch dann wird seine vertraute Welt plötzlich von einem Erdbeben erschüttert, das Luckys Stadt komplett zerstört. Nichts ist mehr so, wie es war, und auch Lucky muss umdenken. Die Nahrung in den Ruinen wird knapp! Als er auf eine Gruppe zurückgelassener...more
Mary Brophy
Okay, so I was pleased with Warriors, enjoyed Seekers to an extent, and was absolutely bored to death by Survivors.

So dogs are ruling the world now. There are no humans around, and so we're stuck with the old-fashioned "I lived in the wild so obviously I'm tougher and am smarter than you" thing going on. Honestly, really? Are we still going back to the whole warrior vs. kittypet thing? I thought we got over that years ago...

Anyways, the book looked to be a good thickness, so I was expecting a li...more
Heike
Der erste Teil der Survivor-Dogs hat mir gut gefallen.

Lucky ein Straßenhund wird durch ein Erdbeben aus einem Tierheim (Käfighaus) befreit. Sweet, die mit ihm fliehen kann, möchte ein Rudel mit ihm bilden und sich anderen Hunden anschließen. Aber für den großem Freigeist scheint das keine Option zu sein
Auf seinem weiteren Weg durch die verlassene Stadt trifft er auf eine Gruppe von Leinenhunden, zu denen auch seine Schwester Bella gehört, die er seit der Welpenzeit nicht mehr gesehen hat.

Wie s...more
Christine V Mae Gaskins
I don't like leaving bad reviews because I know there is a real person with real emotions who put in their time and energy. I do however feel the need to express my points of displeasure for this book.

I wanted to like this, but that won't happen. 50 pages read is enough to tell that. I love the apocalypse theme and anthromorphism idea, but not overly repetitive terminology.

Told from the view of a dog. It read a lot like folklore for juveniles. Loud cages (vehicles), trap houses (animal shelters/...more
Sarah
I don't want to read it because of Erin hunters other series the warriors. Erin Made all those books about great adventures and how bad dogs are then she goes on to write about the dogs...????? It doesn't make sense so in that case if you like it that's your choice but I won't read it.
Tracie
I really liked this book. Although it did make me look at my dog every other page like, "I will never leave you". He just looked back at me like "wha?"
Audrey
Look, I feel like this is a total copy of warriors. Same basic idea, but with dogs. And the idea of all twolegs ( longpaws, whatever ) disappearing is so idiotic that I just laughed. Yeah. Sure. Mmm hmm. Yeah call me when come up with something that's more probable than everybody just disappearing off the face of the earth. It just urks me that the author couldn't figure out something else, after all their success. I guess everybody has their time. Long live the the Clans! And the name for the g...more
Jojo
Erin, Erin, Erin, where did you guys go wrong ):
Aavis
1,5 stars for wasted potential

The setting of this book alone would have been enough reason for me to read it, despite my former less pleasurable experiences with Erin Hunter books (which I doubt I will be reading any further). A children's book abot a loner dog who suddenly needs others to survive in a changing world? I'm on it after reading books like Watership Down and Varjak Paw!

Sadly, it was pretty evident from the start that The Empty City could not live up to my expectations, however suspi...more
Alissa Bach
Not the author's best...by a long shot.

I quit reading Erin Hunter's books about halfway into Power of Three. The early books were awesome (the characters, the world-building, the detail...big, big fan!), but after a bit the books started to become a little too formulatic and predictable for my taste. So I turned my attention to other books on my ever-growing "to read" list.

The only reason I picked this one up was because it was one of the books chosen for my library's annual Battle of the Books...more
Ms. Yingling
Lucky is a golden retriever who prefers to be a loner rather than run with the pack, but when a "Big Growl" devastates the city, he manages to escape from the "Trap House" with fellow inmate Sweet, a dog who had a pack before she was captured by the "longpaws". Making their way out of the dangerous city in search of food, the end up in the suburbs, where Lucky manages to reconnect with his litter mate, Bella. With Bella and a variety of leashed pets, Lucky manages to find food, try to stay out o...more
Ash
Weird thing I honestly don't care if I rated this book 1,2,3,4 or 5 stars.
There were many terrible moments and events in the book and they just annoyed me.
I'm a dog person and I read Warriors I don't mind cat though and I also have a cat pet but still I'm into dogs more so when I heard that there will be a dog series by Erin Hunter I got so excited then I heard it's just a writer under the pen name of Erin Hunter somehow she joined the team. Still it's under Erin Hunter wings so it should be g...more
Kirsti
It took me a long time to read this book, because I ordered it and put it in my handbag. Then I bought an iced tea at work and somehow managed to spill the entire thing in my bag, ruining it. So I ordered it again, waited another two weeks, and finally now have completed it. I have the second book on order, it can't be far away as I ordered it at the same time as the first.

Firstly, I liked Lucky and the other dogs. I hope my own three would miss me if I suddenly evacuated, but probably only one...more
Barbara
Combining two areas of interest for me--dystopias and animals, this book provides a dog's eye view of life after the Big Growl when an earthquake rips the city apart. I know some other reviewers have written that the book didn't hold their attention, but that was not the case for me. I liked Lucky from the start of the book, and I found it interesting to watch his development. Even though he claims not to be a pack animal or to need anyone else around, he does a great job when he--reluctantly--a...more
Brianna L.
Survivors: The Empty City
Erin Hunter
Fantasy

Survivors is about a lone dog named Lucky who was just involved in a Big Growl(earthquake). He has to survive through many challanges. Being chased by longpaws(humans), finding food, and the most difficult task of all, helping a "pack" of leashed dogs. This "pack" includes ,his litte sister, Bella;a sheltie-retriver, Martha;a newfoundland, Mickey;a border collie, Sunshine;a maltese, Brunno;a german shepard; Daisy;a westie-jack russel mix, and Alfie;a sh...more
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Erin Hunter is the pseudonym of four people: Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Gillian Philip, and Tui Sutherland, as well as editor Victoria Holmes. Together, they write the Warriors series as well as the Seekers series. Erin Hunter is working on a new series now called Survivors.

Erin Hunter is inspired by a love of cats and a fascination with the ferocity of the natural world. As well as having a grea...more
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“I like being on my own. I mean, I'm sure a Pack’s best for some dogs, but I've walked alone since I left my Pup Pack. I can look after myself.” 2 likes
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