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The Alpha Plague 7 by Michael    Robertson
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really liked it
bookshelves: apocalyptic, dystopian, violent, ya, urban-fantasy

This action packed British urban fantasy follows a tight cast of characters through a rage-style zombie apocalypse. Organized into trilogies, the opening trilogy details the hourly spread of the apocalyptic pandemic from the POV of a father just trying to save his 6 y.o. son, Flynn. The second trilogy jumped ten years to show the dystopian micro-communities that existed in the ravaged landscape. Each micro-community was largely isolationist since infected zombies ruled the world.

This installment repeats the trick of the fourth book by fast forwarding yet another ten years--again to shocking effect. Here, the zombies died out 8 years prior. So everything's good, right?

And, no. Dystopian and sadistic micro-communities still dominate the countryside, but now unchecked by the undead. With dwindling resources, communities enslave or outright kill each other. Others turn to cannibalism.

Flynn, now 26 and after accepting the sanctuary of Home for a decade, strikes out on his own to find a better community. Home isn't what it once was. The electricity and running water failed during the intervening years. However, what Flynn finds with another community is so much worse. Captured and imprisoned, he needs to outwit and outsurvive 19 other prospects for a single spot in their community. Failure=death. [Think: Hunger Games]

The nice sub-theme of this installment is trust. Flynn didn't trust Vicky during his teen years, and then she left. Then he didn't trust the new leaders of Home. Unless he wants to go it alone forever, he needs to learn to trust. But who to trust when it's every person for oneself . . . to the death.??

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 Alpha Plague 6 --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 – Shelved
July 14, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
July 18, 2017 – Started Reading
July 21, 2017 – Shelved as: apocalyptic
July 21, 2017 – Shelved as: dystopian
July 21, 2017 – Shelved as: violent
July 21, 2017 – Shelved as: ya
July 21, 2017 – Shelved as: urban-fantasy
July 21, 2017 – Finished Reading

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