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The Alpha Plague 6 by Michael    Robertson
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really liked it
bookshelves: apocalyptic, dystopian, urban-fantasy

I've been reading and recommending this series as an apocalyptic guilty pleasure. Whereas the opening trilogy brilliantly details the first couple of days in a British-style rage zombie apocalypse, this installment completes the second trilogy which follows a couple of the characters from the beginning of the series as they wander out into the apocalyptic zombie-infested landscape ten years into the pandemic.

A community called "Home" stands as its own character in this trilogy. For fans of the Walking Dead, they know to be wary of innocently named survival groups and locations: Terminus, Sanctuary. In book 4, Home was an alluring destination calling out over the radio waves. Book 5 saw the shortcomings of the Utopian Home with its electricity and contained farms away from the undead. It also showed the uneasy truce with the sadistically led neighboring group.

This book culminates with a war between the groups. Moira, leader of the neighboring group, wants Home for herself. She steps up the torturing and murdering of innocents teasing everyone to war. Vicky, a major player throughout the series, rallies the Home troops, but she's not without her enemies. In a reflection of partisan politics, a few naysayers with their heads in the sand want to believe that every bad thing developing boils down to Vicky . . .

There have only been a few truly shocking moments in this series. One comes early in the 4th book when the quartet of main characters is thinned. The second comes at the end of this book. One must read it to the last page. Where the series goes from here, I don't know. But it does go on . . . This series is recommended.

I've previously read this author's:
      The Alpha Plague --5 stars
      The Alpha Plague 2 --4 stars
      The Alpha Plague 3 --5 stars
      The Alpha Plague 4 --4 stars
      The Alpha Plague 5 --4 stars
     "The Arena" (The Shadow Order)--5 stars
      The Black Hole (The Shadow Order, #1)--2 stars
      Crash (Crash, #1)--4 stars
      New Reality: Truth (New Reality, #1)--3 stars
      New Reality 2: Justice (New Reality, #2)--4 stars
      New Reality 3: Fear (New Reality, #3)--3 stars
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Reading Progress

July 14, 2017 – Started Reading
July 14, 2017 – Shelved
July 18, 2017 – Shelved as: apocalyptic
July 18, 2017 – Shelved as: dystopian
July 18, 2017 – Shelved as: urban-fantasy
July 18, 2017 – Finished Reading

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