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Guardians

(Wasteland #3)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  103 ratings  ·  16 reviews
This heart-pounding final book in the Wasteland trilogy is filled with dramatic twists and turns!

No one dares leave the District—the towering structure of glass and steel that is their protection against the unruly bands of Outsiders that roam Mundreel and the deadly rain that carries the disease that kills all over the age of nineteen.

This skyscraper stands amid the urban
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Hardcover, 432 pages
Published March 24th 2015 by HarperTeen
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thegirlonfire
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i really like this trilogy :) this is the final book this is set in the city where i live called montreal in quebec,canada :P *.*
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

This was an alright story, but it wasn’t what I was expecting.

This series for me keeps going off in very different directions with each book, and this book was once again different to the 2 before it. While the first was a survival story, and the second about moving on, this one was more about human nature, and the way things developed with regards to money and how one perso
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Nannika
5 hours out of 11 read...I tried...I really really tried...Ugh! I lost enough braincells on this book. The monotony of it all. VERY SLOW paced. I didn't know this was part of a trilogy, but they more or less gave enough background story for me to be in the loop. What's worse than a sad apocalypse novel...an apocalypse novel told form the point of view of teenagers, no adults present and random drudgery. UGH. I couldn't bear it. Really and truly...a 13 yr old boy exploiting other children and old ...more
Izzys
Nov 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As much as I loved the first two books (Kinda) It was all this romance! and there was also a lot of 'This person is here, now this one is there! Oh but wait! Look over here!' It seemed almost like the author was just trying to make a third book, not to wright it, but just so the series can become a trilogy, I'm sorry but this book was sadly, chaotic, hard to follow, over-dramatic, detailed in the wrong spots, and RUSHED! As strongly as I would recommend the other two books, I would not recommend ...more
Sheila
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The last book in this trilogy.
It was really enjoyable for me.
This last book was action packed and full of those who tried and or wanted to rule.
Was Esther strong enough?
Will there ever be peace?
My favorite book in this trilogy is still book 2 but 3 of course just brings it to more answered questions and some left open as the future is always uncertain.
Diego O.
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, this was good, not amazing like the first 2, just... glad I read it
Stephanie Ward
Mar 30, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

'Guardians' is the gripping final book in the young adult dystopian Wasteland Trilogy. Esther, her friends, and her newest allies have created a safe place to call home in an old skyscraper in what was once Montreal. At their home, they have a garden on the rooftop so they can grow their own food and no longer have to worry about starving. The downside to this post-apocalyptic haven they've created is the Outsiders - groups of kids and teens that rule the street of the city and survive
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T.M.B.A. Corbett
I did not read the first two books in the series, but i did not let that stop me from reading this last book without reading the first two. However I felt like I was missing something, so I had to go online to get a quick back story and character descriptions. After that I was able to get back into the story with no problem. I enjoyed the dystopian world created and thought it was well developed. The characters were okay the only one I thought was well developed was the main girl Esther, the oth ...more
Norm
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Simone
May 10, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Some of the characters were not well developed, nor was the world. I read reviews of the first book, and it sounds like the writing has improved since then, so I don't think I'll go back and read those. The timeline was off as well, sometimes the characters said "weeks passed" then said "that was days ago". I listened to the audio version. She did a good job reading it, and it was interesting enough that I finished it, though I found the lessons learned by characters really basic and spelled out ...more
Kevin Pua
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the book "Guardians" was good. The main character Esther is a teenager who is trying to survive with her other friends in the wasteland but experiences trouble. The book has many dramatic twists and turns as well as conflict that makes the book a page turner. The book Guardians is a good book for people who like to read books that include survival and drama. *Somewhat similar to Insurgent and Divergent. ...more
Fiorela
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this series, it is a simple idea retold in a very creative way and is so detailed that it actually make me lived through it and connect with the characters. Although this last installment felt a little rushed I still enjoy it.

Esther's journey is about survival in a crazy world but also about hope and new beginnings.
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Jamie
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The conclusion to this young adult, post apocalyptic dystopian novel moved at a very fast pace!
It has been a roller coaster ride for Esther and her band of friends. These children showed that anything can be accomplished with hard work, team work, persistence, patience and Interpersonal intelligence!!
Derrick
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Worst entry in a frustrating series. So many of the obstacles were irritating for me to read, it put me on edge, not in a good way. The antagonists were all painfully similar. Did not enjoy, only finished out of obligation for the series.
Shelley
Jul 07, 2014 marked it as to-read
*Recvd 07/28/2014 via Edelweiss* Expected publication: March 24th 2015 by HarperTeen
Michael Almaraz
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very good book and characters MUST READ this book even thought I didn't read the others I still understood this book very well ...more
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Susan Kim & Laurence Klavan cowrote the graphic novels City of Spies and Brain Camp. Susan is also a five-time Emmy nominee for her work in children's television and a Writers Guild Award winner for best documentary. She wrote the stage adaptation of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, teaches writing at Goddard College, and is a blogger for the Huffington Post. When Susan was little, her family spent a ...more

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