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384 pages, Hardcover
First published September 17, 2019
After a desperate flight for safety - Wynter, Chase, Truly and their family friends manage to make it to the silo - an underground bunker made to preserve humanity in the face of extinction.
Desperate people do crazy things.
She asks her questions at night. About why I took her away from the compound we grew up in. Why her daddy couldn't come. Questions I answer with lies.Wynter has a secret - she had samples that could have helped bring about the cure - but horrible people chased after her and it resulted in the death of her sister and Truly's father.
...take off running, once more, through the weeds.
"The 'PrP' stands for prion...The virus triggers a rapid misfolding of proteins in the brain, which causes dementia...But instead of tainted meat, which normally causes the disease, the virus is now being spread by influenza A."As someone who doesn't work directly with prions but knows a fair bit of science behind them, this held pretty well. (I'm a bit of a stickler when it comes to the science).
"The pilot was sick. The birds have been picking at the corpse's brains since the fire went out."Cross-species transfer of any disease is incredibly difficult, and to have the prion protein unchanged enough throughout that many species (and thus able to be triggered by the same starter (i.e. from the influenza in humans or misfolded proteins in the brain) felt like a bit of a stretch.
How I choose my rating:
1* Hated it. I had to force myself to finish it.
2** Didn't like it. I didn't hate it but not sure why I finished it other than for some closure.
3*** I liked it. I had some issues with it, but as a whole it was good. I probably won't reread ever, but there is a chance I might finish the series. (If part of one) But if not it's not a huge loss.
4**** I really liked this book. Maybe not a work of genius, but highly entertaining. I might reread this, and I will finish the series. (If part of one) I would recommend to those I know hold interest in this book's content.
5***** I loved this book. I found little to no issues with it at all. I will be rereading this and probably more than once. I will finish the series and reread it multiple times. (If part of one) I will recommend this book to EVERYONE!!!!