“This was a great follow up to Life as We Knew it but wasn't as exciting. Don't get me wrong, this book had plenty of suspense and exitement but didn't live up to my expectations. This book was a little to religious for me and all the events seem sort of surreal. I mean duh, this is fiction, but it lacked the all the "almost so real you could touch it" feeling of Life as We Knew it. It also bothered me how sudden Alex and Miranda's romance was. It sort of just popped up. There was no indication of any friendliness or flirting going on before they just all of the sudden couldn't live without each other. Which by the way is very annoying to read about since it comes off super pathetic and sounds so fake. I wish the readers got to learn more about Syl. She readlly annoyed me until I learned about life in the evac camps with the guards. It didn't seem like she did any work for the second half of the book after Miranda's father came except for just spend all day up in Matt's room with or without him. I just really wanted to find out if she actually like Matt or not (which I'm still guessing no). It would've been great if the author included an epilogue since there won't be any books after this. What I loved (and annoyed me) the most throughout this whole book was the characters' willingness to share and their generosity. It's nice that they can still be so kind and charitable with their new surroundings and conditions but it lacked reality. I know that I certainly wouldn't give any of my food to a nun or strangers if I was a surviver of an apocalypse. And the people in safe towns or the guards in evac camps obviously weren't very generous. Anyway this book was way to religious and a little too much about morals and ethics for me but enjoy! ;)”
Jess :) wrote this review Monday, June 28, 2010.