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The Vault

(The Farm #3)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  441 ratings  ·  73 reviews
There is no rest for the damned in this thrilling follow-up to Emily McKay's The Lair and The Farm, in a series New York Times bestselling author Chloe Neill calls, "Equal parts Resident Evil and Hunger Games."

In a world where vampires rule and teenaged humans are quarantined as a food source, there is only one choice—resist or die. But fighting the vampires comes at a ter
Paperback, 400 pages
Published December 2nd 2014 by Berkley (first published January 1st 2014)
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Kira Simion
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Guess in the end, the author was an abductura all along.
(Don't want to spoil too much. Read it for yourself).

•I loved how that the end of each chapter, there was a tiny cliffhanger! That meant more action and I do so enjoy the suspense!

•I love how the author incorporated EVERY character into her novel. It isn't like many stories where some sub-characters are introduced then forgotten and left behind whenever the plot doesn't need them because it always remembers them! Each character that's b

Meh, hated the Mel/Sebastian rubbish, they didn't even have a proper arc, all they did was angst and swoon over each other. I did quite like the Carter storyline, it was on the slow side but it was far more interesting than the silly Mel nonsense, Carter actually did things and had a goal unlike pathetic Mel.

-Carter's POV was fairly enjoyable, he wasn't insufferable and dull like he was in the last book, I liked his determination and drive to find a cure so he could save Lily and protect
*Genre* Young Adult, Dystopian
*Rating* 3.5-4

~My Thoughts~

The Vault, according to author Emily McKay, is the final installment in The Farm trilogy. The Vault is one again told in 3 separate narratives; Sisters Mel and Lily Price, and Carter Olson. The story picks up right where The Lair left off. Mel and Carter face risky choices and decisions to save Lily, including going in separate directions to order to find a cure before they lose Lily completely to the Tick virus.

As a summary, thanks to the
Nov 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Three Stars: If this is the end, there are too many loose ends.

Carter and Mel are desperately trying to find the cure to save Lily before she turns into a Tick. Unfortunately, the one person who could help them is currently staked through the heart, pinned to the ground. Time is running short, so Mel decides to go free Sebastian and get his help, even if he did betray them all, while Carter makes a risky decision to visit the vampire Sabrina and see if she has a sample of the cure. Carter and M
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series is so good I didn’t want it to end! I’m hoping there’s a fourth one coming!
Feb 23, 2019 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book however I was really annoyed with the ending, it didn't really tell you anything about what happened after and what happened to some of the other characters!
Stephanie  G
Dec 31, 2014 rated it liked it
**This review may contain spoilers from the first two books of this series.**
Carter and Mel went to find a cure for Lily at Sebastian’s company. Unfortunately they can’t get in. The two decide to split up. Mel goes to find out if Sebastian is alive, and can let them in to obtain the cure. Carter decides to gather some friends before discovering if Sabrina, the other vampire, has a cure. While Carter is getting his friends he discovers that the helicopter that Lily was in crashed, which means s
Nov 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

Typically I'm not the biggest fan of rotating narrator perspectives, but in this case, it really worked well for me. I said the opposite about the previous installment as the rotations were a bit much for me, but this time around. I felt more attached to the characters than I would have otherwise. It really kept me sucked well into the story, and considering how intense things were, it made for a heck of a ride. I also really enjoyed how it
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, the-ones-i-own
The Vault just had a great pace to it....
The characters didn't let petty little shiit hold them back or made a bigger deal out of them.
Omg but I do gotta say that there were a couple of things that just weren't resolved:
First of all what the bloody hell happen to Darren and Dawn??????? Who killed Mel && Lily's father???
and last but not least I rlly want to know what it was like for Lily to become a tick!?!?!
Like those things just have to be resolved some time in the future because I sim
Nov 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Farm blew me away. The Lair had me on the edge of my seat and ended with a big cliffhanger. Now it all comes down to The Vault. At the end of the Lair we learn that Lily has been infected by the tick virus. We learn that Lily and Mel's father is alive and he's been working behind the scenes with vampires. We also learn there may be a cure for the very thing that is destroying humanity.

The Vault is a fast-paced thrill ride. The clock is ticking in this book as Carter is in a race to track do
Davien Thomas
Jan 04, 2015 rated it liked it
The third installment of The Farm series, and I was honestly a little disappointed by the ending. It makes logical sense, but it's hard not to fall in love with some of the changes that were introduced and later undone. Although, it sets up some intriguing possibility for future writing and/or consideration. But, this ultimately felt anti-climactic when compared to the first and second books. Still worth the read, it easily held my interest through the whole text.
Cloie Rainilla
I really enjoyed this series and just wasn't ready for it to end. My favorite book would probably be the middle book. It was really good. The problem I had that stopped me from favoring this book was the ending. It wasn't conclusive enough for me. Everything else was great. This story makes me want to read more apocalyptic books. Also, I'm now okay with vampires being in this story.

3.5 Stars ;D
Loretta Rinzel
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Emily McKay did not disappoint us in this book!!! Again, well written and kept the story going. I especially liked the short chapters and print size of her books. She kept me guessing to the very end. I hope she does a book #4 as the story could continue ....
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review coming soon
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this entire series! I am so sad to have finished it. I highly recommend all three books! This last book was a wonderful story and conclusion!
Cody Carter
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Not as good as the last book, but it is still really really good! I'm hoping there is another book because things are all good, but I wanna know more!
Sep 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second half was the best for me. I loved the romance between Sebastian and Mel
3/5 stars

As the last title in the trilogy, I was disappointed to say the least. I expected a bit more as I felt The Lair was a step in the right direction from The Farm, but The Vault seemed to just take a step back. There was nothing special to it in my opinion. It seemed like events and characters were added in because the author changed their mind in the middle of it. Some scenes were either too rushed or too long, and the end fight was extremely anticlimactic. I felt absolutely nothing durin
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Vault...The end of the Farm series

I was amazed at each book in this series. After reading the first book, I couldn't wait to read the other three. I was mesmerized by the twin girls from the first book, and the characterization of all the people was excellent. There were many twists and turns that kept me interested all the way through, and I wished for the fifth book when the series was over. I believe anybody would like these books if they are interested at all in the paranormal. I am 63 a
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Vault was an amazing,thrilling,interesting story and the fact that I haven't read the previous parts made it even more interesting since it was like fitting puzzle pieces.
Naoma Hoten emmendorfer
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good book 😊
After the veritable disaster that was The Lair, The Vault manages to rekindle some of the warmth I felt for this series when I read The Farm. The irritating prose style I so despise is very much still there - my God, why does every sentence have to be dramatized to the point of being laughable? - but perhaps because I managed to wade through the first two, I didn't find it as much of an obstacle this time around. There was also the bonus that Lily-chapters featured rarely in this installment (fu ...more
Ok I've just finished this book and where to even begin??
The past two books have been good.. However I have always been left wanting for more and in this final one, I got quite a few answers that I've been hungering for (no pun intended) but then got left dangling at the end of the book??! What happened McKay?! Where's the rest of it gone?! But I don't want to start off on a bad note so let's start with the good.

Front Cover: The cover is ace. It's intimate, it's up close and personal. Which sis
Annabelle Ng
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopia
Before anything, let me just say that I liked the book. I did. But there were so many things that left a sour taste in my mouth. Maybe it was my high expectation and anticipation building up over the months waiting for the third instalment that caused the crushing disappointment I felt reading The Vault.

(May contain minor spoilers)

Below are the reasons why:

1. I always liked Mel. From The Farm where she was autistic, to The Lair where she became this sharp mouthed, conflicted and angry vampire.
Nov 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: teen
When we left Lily, Mel, and Carter in The Lair, things weren't so rosy. The Vault begins right where we left off.

After facing what could be the ultimate betrayal, Carter isn't sure who to trust or where to turn. But with Lily infected and only temporarily saved, he does know that her twin sister Mel can be relied on to help.

The two set off in search of a rumored cure only to realize that they may need to reach out to two very unlikely allies. As Carter sets off to return to San Angelo, Mel must
Joey Berube
Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was another fantastic installment in the Farm series. As with the first two books, the action is almost non-stop. I was on the edge of my seat almost the whole time. I also adore the characters. Mel, Sebastian, Carter, and Lily are incredibly layered and complex. Watching them really struggle with their decisions and the things they faced made me love them even more. Like the first two books, the world-building is very complex and detailed, especially with regards to vampires and how the li ...more
Molly Smith
Oct 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Initial thoughts: I'm not sure about this one. It started out compelling as we were continuing from the huge cliffhanger from The Lair. However at the halfway mark, the characters got into a situation that looked so bleak, I had to put it down. I feared they were spiraling on a path I couldn't agree with, so caught in my worry over them that I walked away for a bit. After a few failed attempts to pick back up, I finally reached the conclusion of this event and was gripped again. It did not end a ...more
Nurul Zabidi
Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Truthfully.. I hate the ending.. like really you not going to tell how they restore the world..what happened to Dawn and Darren... and..Mel become a human back(from the dead comes to really ) on the tick side... I am so glad that there is cure (from my view..I think the tick is just a virus something like that,which can be cure )..and Sebastian, his character is kinda cold,wise,arrogant yet charming (which why I love this character the most)...what I'm trying to say from all of this. ...more
Sep 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-read
3.5 stars

This was a good finish to the trilogy. As expected, The Vault turned out to be Sebastian's book, and that is what made the story interesting. Even though he was never a POV character, it didn't matter because part of what made him interesting was the fact that his motivations were revealed over the course of the story and through his interactions with Mel in particular. The rest of the book was pretty much just window-dressing for Sebastian.

Overall, I enjoyed this series, but didn't lov
Lisa Dess
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from the author for an honest review.

Wow!! Totally LOVED it! What an awesome conclusion to one of my favorite series. I will miss these characters so much. I have loved these characters since I read the first book and saying goodbye is definitely hard. It's a good thing I can reread the books to say "hi" again. :)

Emily's writing continues to be superb, it really pulls you into the story. The book was paced well and kept my attention throughout. The fight scenes were detailed
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