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Straight Into Darkness (Deserted Lands #2)

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What if safety felt like prison?

How does a girl who never had a place in the world before it ended, find her place in the new world?

Ninety-five percent of the people on the planet are dead. Lizzie is pregnant from an end of world one-night stand, and the situation is complicated. Her family, friends, the government of Provo, aka The City and one of the last outposts of civ
Paperback, 1st, 302 pages
Published September 1st 2015 by Rocket Tears Press
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Jesikah Sundin
Driven by fear after a world-wide pandemic killed over 90% of the population, Lizzie and her friends--Zach and Nev--leave their homes and prior lives in Bellingham, WA in a page turning road trip to connect with a family and friends in book one. They plunder homes and stores to meet all their survival needs, trying to outrun a man avenging his brother's death, breeders in the wilderness, and preppers all too happy to kill first and ask questions later in order to preserve what little is left of ...more
Martha Jane
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
A great addition to the first book. I love how raw and complicated Lizzie's personality and relationships are. I absolutely loved the implication of the change of romantic interests partway through. I can't get enough of Saj and also their friendship with Rachael. The character death near the end was heartbreaking. I didn't quite enjoy it as much as the first one, but I did read this one over many months and so I can't imagine that helped. Looking forward to reading the third one (I assume there ...more
Nov 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lizzie's story of survival and rediscovering what family means continues in this second book in the series and takes a few unexpected turns that open up entirely new horizons. As unlikeable as Lizzie tries to be, I genuinely like her as a character--not in the "I want to be her friend" way but in the way that she is always surprising me and reminding me not to judge a book by its to speak. (That pun's for you Rob).

Full Disclosure: I did do a little content editing work for Rob on both
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Just finished. Loved it. Seemed liked always something happening. The barefoot and pregnant thinking is really pushing Lizzie's buttons. Really going to miss Duke. He really loved Lizzie. She's just not had time to figure out who she is yet. Can't wait to read the next installment. Mr. Slater is a really good author,makes you have to think about all the options.
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another Winner In The Deserted Lands Series!

I purchased this book because I loved the first novel in the series. All Is Silent, and Straight Into Darkness does not disappoint, and yes, you should read All Is Silent before reading this book or you might be lost. It starts out with Lizzie, the protagonist, arriving in Provo, UT, or The City, as its known to its inhabitants. Lizzie still has her trademark, smart-ass sense of humor and she's as rebellious as ever which makes for a very funny novel e
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You feel like you are there living through it all

Great post-apocalyptic story. Great if you like action and character development. Not lacking on either.

Dialogue and relationship dynamics are SO realistic. It's like living in the skin of each of the people as they try to overcome their own personal flaws, which is a lifelong process. They don’t try to hide their struggles, at least to themselves sometimes. Very rich and complex/real character development and inter-relationships.

The story line, e
Dec 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed reading this. Lizzie is still a great and strong female which I love. The start of a new love story surprised me (because I hoped she'd end up with Duke), but it makes sense. I would definitely like to read the next book and see how they'll make it work.
Robert Slater
Aug 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Well, I wrote it. I'm very proud of it. It is book two of a series, so I would not recommend anyone read it who either didn't read or didn't like All is Silence. Also, be warned that it completes the next set of character complications without complete the main story arc.
Sep 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone that likes a good read
Recommended to April by: Robert. L Slater
Iv just read this book.. It was amazing, couldn't put it down due to all the twists and turns would highly recommend it!
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Robert L. Slater is a teacher/writer living in Bellingham, Washington. His stories and poetry have appeared in many small press publications. His first novel, All Is Silence: A Deserted Lands novel, was released in early 2014. He has a should’ve-been-a doctorate B.A. in Theatre/Education, Spanish and History minors and a M.A. in Educational Technology. He sings, plays guitar, acts/directs in regio ...more
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