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The Sanctuary

(The Awakened Duology #2)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  114 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Zoey Valentine is finally safe. Tucked away miles underground in the fortified community of Sanctuary, she no longer has to worry about Awakened - flesh eating zombies - coming after her and her boyfriend, Ash.

But Sanctuary is different than she had imagined. She may be safe, but she feels trapped, buried in a hole in the ground, waiting for time to pass. Sekhmet, the evi
Paperback, Second, 282 pages
Published June 16th 2020 by Sara Elizabeth Santana
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Devon Munn
Jan 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
This was an enjoyable conclusion to an overall very good duology, what I did appreciate was that the main character had a very distinct personality and had a good sense of humor, and I was surprised at the self awareness of the book, it did poke fun and made fun if some clichés and tropes in the YA category of literature, and damn, this author does mean business, cause she doesn't fall into some well known cliches, cause like Dan Wells, she I not afraid to kill a major character off, overall The ...more
Meghan S Johnson
An emotional read!

This book has it all , action, laughs, a serious set of the feels, a couple of legitimately scary moments. I love the way Sara wrapped this book up! The development of my favorite characters from Book 1 The Awakened mixed with vibrant new Characters really made for an intriguing read.

Zoey, Liam and Ash are just as lovable in this novel! I took so many emotional hits with all three of them in this book and I loved every single one of them. Sara made some brave decisions with th
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Sanctuary by Sara Elizabeth Santana *4.75 Stars * 03/25/2017*

I loved the first book Awakened and The Sanctuary was no different. It became a little predictable to me, nothing seems liked a surprise, maybe because it was exactly how I was expecting to be. If I were to write the sequel for Awakened I would have done nothing different. I really really liked the new characters Kaya and Astrid. I connected very easily with them. Zoey showed a little more of her vulnerable side this time, but tha
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deeply moved

Both books were amazing. I actually finished the 2nd book in 24hrs.

Kinda wish there was another sequel but I suppose these ended so well that to move forward may be a disaster, unless you were able to bring ASH back l, but I suppose not because of everything that happened. I did like the love conquers theme. Thank you so much :)
Baker St Shelves
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While many people are known to write trilogy's, Santana does a great job in telling a great story with two books. This one is a bit slower paced than the first one, but there's plenty of character growth here, plot twists, and a great conclusion to the series. ...more
Kelly Freeman
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow just wow .... what a gut wrenching .... heart breaking ending to this series ....

I will say though while this book broke my heart over sad over it was fantastic !!!
that ending......... :o
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dystopian, 2017, ya, zombies

It's hard to talk about this one now without spoilering anything. I liked the first one better but not only because of this heart warming ending.
I appreciated the turn of events and liked how Z turned back to her original self, I've missed her and found her irritating in most of this book.

It was a good ending for this duology and of course a lot of things were left open, there could even be a spin off to this series!

[proper review to come]
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! That's was.....not quite the ending I'd hoped for (no spoilers) but probably the one that made the most sense and the most "realistic" one within the book's reality. It's heart wrenching, and brutal, with addictive action and drama. Zoey is an amazing YA heroine-not overdone or cliché, but a fierce yet flawed woman whose love and loyalty were so strong that she never stopped fighting no matter what the odds. Such wonderful characters that develop and mature so much throughout the series. I ...more
Amanda Erickson
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Better than the first book! Action packed, and emotion wrenching. The growth of even the secondary characters was so well thought out. Twists abound, awesome read!
Allie Rashkow
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Evil, EVIL Author

Ms. Santana. I hate you. I LITERALLY hate you!! How could you do that?! How?! Gah. My tears right now are all your fault.

On from my rant...The Sanctuary was fantastically written (until the end and even that was well done as much as I loathe to admit it.) Sometimes sequels can be dull and just more of the same but that was not the case here. We went from learning about life in the sanctuary, to outside, back to the depths of hell and then started all over again. And the ending
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I feel in love with The Awakened and hoped The Sanctuary was just as good !
I wasn't disappointed as the story followed Zoey & Ash in the sanctuary and was introduced to some new characters and reacquainted with some olds ones to. I would highly recommend these two books 5*
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Sara is a young adult and new adult fiction writer. She has worked as smoothie artist, Disneyland cast member, restaurant supervisor, photographer, nanny, pizza delivery driver, and barista but writing is what she loves most. She has an obsession with reading, baseball, cupcakes, tattoos, running and peach green iced teas. She runs her own nerd girl/book review blog, What A Nerd Girl Says. She liv ...more

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