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The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
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really liked it
bookshelves: arc, read-2016

Well worth the years of waiting.

I read The Twelve when it was published in 2012, so it's been a little while since I spent time with Amy, Peter, Alicia, Michael, etc. I was worried I'd have to go back and re-read the previous two books (I'm not a fan of re-reading), but Cronin does an excellent job of recapping previous events. Plus there's this crazy little thing called the internet and people really like to write lengthy summaries of books (thank goodness!). So once I was refreshed, I dived in.

I finished it in 5 days. It's that good.

While I still have questions regarding the HOW of some aspects of the virus (the dreams, the visions, the telepathy), those questions didn't take away from the all things I enjoyed. There were times in the previous two books where things slowed down, that didn't happen here. Cronin keeps the story moving forward (even when we're in the middle of a lengthy flashback) and again manages to fill in information that I didn't even know I needed.

My favorite of the three. An excellent ending to a truly epic series.
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Reading Progress

October 11, 2014 – Shelved
October 11, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
April 12, 2016 – Started Reading
April 19, 2016 –
100.0% "Wow. Cronin does not disappoint."
April 19, 2016 – Finished Reading
April 20, 2016 – Shelved as: arc
April 20, 2016 – Shelved as: read-2016

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