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Savage Drift

(Monument 14 #3)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  6,770 ratings  ·  730 reviews
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
306 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends
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Jul 14, 2015 rated it liked it
this is pretty much a three-star series across the board. it's perfectly enjoyable escapist fun perfect for summertime adults, reluctant reader teens, or YA aftermath novel completists. the writing and characters can be a little doofy at times, and there's some overexplication and repetition that gets irritating, but it has a refreshing racial diversity, an emphasis on family, including circumstantial rather than blood-family, and it doesn't shy away from teen sexuality/pregnancy, rape or substa ...more
Mar 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
4.5 apocalyptic stars

Monument 14, movie?

Dean, Alex, Astrid, Niko, Jake, Sahalia, Chloe, Batiste, Max, Ulysses, Caroline, and Henry are in Quilchena refugee camp. Josie is still missing, or dead. Niko searches for her name and face everywhere he goes. Then, he finds her. She’s with Mario. But she’s being held against her will. They must join forces to get to her...

Meanwhile, Josie simultaneously finds out about the Monument 14 gang. She believes they aren't looking for her, as they think she is deceased. Josie is w
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OMG an amazing ending to an incredible series.

but I must confess - PLEASE PLEASE Emmy Laybourne, I need one more novella.
You know what I'm talking about. You left one huge huge huge cliffhanger. ONE unresolved issue. And I NEED closure!! PLEASE!!

Anyway, this book is almost all that you hope for. Short of that one little unresolved part, this is everything I'd hoped for. I can finally put Dean, Astrid, Niko, Alex, Josie, Chloe and all the others away.

This was action packed, back to back "OMG!" a
Aug 23, 2013 marked it as to-read
The one thing I love most in a series is the consistent covers. I'm so excited for Savage Drift!
Sarah Churchill
LOVED this finale! I've enjoyed this trilogy from the very beginning, it's easy to read and there's a nice mix of characters with plenty of action and a different take on the chemical-release apocalypse story. This third and final instalment is very different from the first two, but still fits nicely as part of the whole. It's somehow darker and more mature, like the story has had some growth and development along with the characters. There's maybe one or two too many coincidences to be plausibl ...more
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fantastic finale to the Monument 14 trilogy. This one told from the perspective of Dean and Josie. It is heartbreaking to see the conditions the refugees have to deal with especially in the O blood-type camp. Makes you think of our modern-day prisons and their concentrated populations of violent personalities.

Laybourne does a wonderful job of tying this up with a rather neat bow without being sappy or sugarcoating the conditions these kids have to deal with. This was definitely the best of the t
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-english
This book was the best one in the series, but that doesn't really say a lot.
The main problems I had were the same as before - lack of emotion, no connection to the characters, no build-up to anything ever.
Also, the main character was ridiculously jealous in this one, it was incredibly annoying.
I was often left confused, because characters weren't properly introduced and systems (i.e. the prison) not explained well enough.
The ending was too rushed and seemed far too unrealistic.
I'm just glad I'm
Sep 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
16.5.14 after reading: Whoa. I almost loved it despite some glitches. For instance, (view spoiler)

The book's written in dual POVs from Dean and Josie. I had no problem with that until (view spoiler)

I didn't like that ending. So (view spoil
Oct 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was an awesome conclusion to the series! Honestly, the whole series rocked from beginning to end. It felt like a very long book that was broke up into 3 parts, that's how seamless the story is from book to book. You don't see that a lot, so I really loved that aspect! Although I think the ending might have been a bit unrealistic, who cares? I loved it, and was so happy that some of these characters got a HEA :) ...more
Jul 14, 2022 rated it really liked it
This wasn’t the best thing I’ve ever read, but it was still good and I’d recommend it. It was a nice filler book that I read while I was waiting to get the books I actually really wanted to read.
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
As hard as it is to say goodbye to a beloved trilogy (and it seems we’ve been doing it quite often lately) the Monument kids have certainly earned their happy ending. Although it’s not without its problems, Savage Drift is a worthy conclusion to Laybourne’s post-apocalyptic work, a book that inspires both admiration and a healthy dose of introspection.

Laybourne’s version of the apocalypse was never too difficult to imagine, which made it stand out among others of the same genre. In Savage Drift
2.5 stars

I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I really wanted to like it, but there was a lot of whining and a lot of bitchiness and a lot of repetition.

I didn't really care what was happening to Josie, so her POVs didn't interest me. Especially with the constant maybe-threat of rape. After a couple of those, I just started skimming her side.

It got interesting near the end, when there was about 30 pages to go. By then it was too little too late. The epilogue was nice, but I'm just not sure
Rebecca (StayingUpTillMorning)
Savage Drift is the final book in the Monument 14 trilogy and I must say I'm fairly happy with the way everything was wrapped up. For some reason though I've always found it difficult to rate this series because whilst I like the characters and the plot, I just wish more happened over the course of the three books. Savage Drift definitely had more going on than the previous book in the series, Sky On Fire, so the series did end on a slight high.

This installment is told from two very different pe
Sarah Elizabeth
This was my least favourite book of the series, and I got so bored.

The characters in this book continued to be stupid and to make poor decisions. They had obviously learned nothing during the course of the three books, and just thought they could go off crusading and do whatever they liked, and everything would be okay. Wrong.

The storyline in this just bored me. Very little seemed to happen, and I just lost interest. The characters made stupid decision, Astrid didn’t even seem to think about the
May 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
Savage Drift was the worst one in the series.

The characters didn't improve from the last book.
They were still pretty stupid, and most of the time they really annoyed me.

The pacing in this one was slow. The other two were slow as well, but they weren't as bad as this.

I am so glad that the series is over now! I don't think i could have gone through another book with these characters.

Overall, Dull.
সালমান হক
Yeah took me a long tym to finish this one. Frankly speaking,though all of the Labourne material was present it seemed a kind of dull to me comparing to the previous ones. the story and the pace was fast as expected but it could be more fun. The charecters were more matured and raw to there bones this tym as they were finally fighting for keeping what theyvgot after the drift. Not a great finale to a great series but somehow acceptable.
david y biblioflick

So another great series that I loved have ended. The Monument 14agers' (fourTEENAGERS), this come from the book, actually, journey have ended and were concluded in a great way.

The last book in the Monument 14 trilogy started where the epilogue of the second book have left. (There's a letter about the Monument 14 at the start, written by Alex which he believes could help to be reunited by their family.)

Like the previous book, Sky on Fire, it is told in two alternating POVs.

So Dean, our narr
Kalla [A Bookish Nerd]
I've spent a couple of days reflecting on this book and I've finally came to the conclusion that this book is worth three stars. I had originally given this book four stars, but I've contemplated long enough to know that it wasn't worth four stars to me. I don't usually change a rating after I've already rated the book but I really felt like I needed to. After my initial reactions to Savage Drift, I was left feeling empty-handed. Like Laybourne cheated me out of the ending that I really wanted. ...more
Okay, I'm going to start with my biggest gripe with this series: the "day 29" stuff on the bottom of each page. Yes, it was great to have a timeline in the first book to see just how quickly the world is going to hell in a handbasket. But here? Here, it was actually detrimental to my enjoyment of the story. Because I kept being all "Um. It's day 31 and not only have they all been evacuated to refugee camps in Canada, but the government have managed to implement an entire system of fuel rationing ...more
Mar 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Savage Drift, the third book in the Monument 14 series, brings us right back to all the danger of the first two books.

(spoilers from Monument 14 and Sky on Fire are inevitable, so be warned.)

The feeling of safety in the refugee camp in Canada at the end of Sky on Fire doesn't last long in Savage Drift. We find out in the first few pages that Josie is alive and is being held in Missouri at a camp for Type Os. They are not being treated well, so Niko is determined to leave immediately to save her.
Kathy Martin
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
This conclusion to the Monument 14 trilogy is told from two points of view - Dean's and Josie's. After going through unimaginable difficulties after some horrendous storms caused the release of some secret military chemicals, the majority of the kids have reached the relative safety of a refugee camp in Canada. Conditions aren't terrible but there is so much uncertainty. Most of the kids, including Dean and his brother Alex, don't know if their parents survived or where they are.

Dean is worried
Cooper Dias
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In the Book Monument 14: Savage Drift, by Emmy Laybourne, picks up from the second in the series of three. The story begins where it left off, in a Canadian refugee camp with a group of kids just trying to live normal lives. Some with their parents they found, others were not so lucky. But soon the luck changes for the leader of the group, Niko, who finds out that his girlfriend, who ran away in the previous book because she became an “O” monster, was being held in a type O blood type containmen ...more
Mary  BookHounds
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Dean, Alex and the younger kids have been safe at the camp near Vancouver, but they still want to find Josie after Niko discovers that she is still alive. Astrid is experiencing difficulties in her pregnancy but fears going to the doctor there since she has heard rumors of pregnant girls just disappearing. To save Astrid from medical experimentation, the boys devise a plan and with the help of the twins' father, the escape the camp and venture back into the states
Jul 22, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: post-apocalyptic, ya
This was a chore to read, unfortunately. I liked the first two well enough, but this one dragged. I don't know if maybe it is because I listened to the first two on audio and read this one.

The dual POVs didn't really work as well with this book. I didn't quite care enough about either one to ever get fully invested. I also thought the whole pregnancy thing was ridiculous. Two teenage boys fighting for the right to parent a teenage girl's baby? Okay. I'm sure the whole point was how things change
Wow... such a magnificent ending to one of the most amazing series I have ever read.

It broke my heart because of all the seriously messed up situations they were in. One depressing scene after another made it hard to imagine even a slight possible chance for a happy ending. Emotional was an understatement.

I'm glad to say that the ending was more than satisfying. Everything fell into place beautifully, all wrapped up in one powerful ending. I was left with a smile on my face.

This series is defin
Karen’s Library
Wow, wow, wow! I'm obsessed with this series and am going to be going through major "book series hangover". I picked up book 1 three days ago and literally could not stop reading this series. I grumbled when my brain made me stop to sleep and again when I had to work (although I did manage to leave work a little early just to read!)

I couldn't get enough of these characters - Dean, Alex, Niko, Josie, Astrid and all the little kids. Or of this world and story. Josie's chapters were absolutely hear
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
nO, iM nOt CrYiNg YoUr CrYiNG
the things that were strong in the begging of the series - group of characters, their problems, situation, really kinda dies in this part; there are still people, groups, but at least I didn't feel that connected as in the first part
in this book - a lot happens. like - a lot. too much maybe? like I felt like i had no time to breath sometimes, but hey, everything ends good. more or less.
it is a nice ending to a trilogy, you can feel that somebody wanted trilogy and everything had to end in this p
Alec Manzano
Apr 10, 2017 rated it liked it
This book is the third book in the monument 14 series, I enjoyed reading the book but I don't believe it was as good as it could have been. There are survivors from the monument 14 have found a refugee camp that fits there needs and believe this is where they will end they're journeys. Astrid who is pregnant begins to worry about the talk of pregnant women being taken in the night at the camp. Nikko, who's lost his love of his life Josie, has found out that she is in a prison camp being treated ...more
Oct 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
This series, in my opinion, was great! The genre is Thriller with a little bit of romance. I recommend it to people who aren’t sensitive to death and violence as well as abuse. It is about a group of kids who find themselves in a dangerous situation due to a natural disaster that left them to fend for themselves. They had to depend on each other’s survival instincts and knowledge in order to make it out alive. This is the third book in the series so I recommend reading the other before this one. ...more
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EMMY LAYBOURNE is a Young Adult novelist best known for her Monument 14 series, an internationally best-selling trilogy that has been translated into 9 languages. Her standalone book Sweet won a Junior Library Guild Award, was a YALSA Quick Pick and got a Perfect Ten rating from VOYA. Her latest books, Berserker, and Ransacker tell the story of a family of Norwegian teens with ancient Viking power ...more

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