Surviving the Evacuation, Book 16: Unwanted Visitors, Unwelcome Guests Paperback – July 25, 2019
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- Publisher : Independently published (July 25, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 333 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1082556564
- ISBN-13 : 978-1082556562
- Item Weight : 1.08 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.84 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #575,833 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The important characters have remained the same but less in the foreground this time, other than Chester, Nilda, Sholto and Bill. Other characters are focused more now, like Scott Higson and Sorcha Locke. I like the change in focus and the zombie fighting and escaping from in this book. The evolution of the power groups, whether rising or falling, has been fun to watch.
I maintain a reader would need to read the earlier volumes to really appreciate this book, but I always recommend the entire series because it is such a fun read with characters I like to cheer on or like to hiss at. Tayell doesn't let me down in any of the volumes, but this one is pivotal in the final directions the series can go.
I really tried to make the book last a little longer by limiting the amount of time I read at one sitting, but I just get lost in the story.
At some point I think we'll jump forward in time to Annette and/or Starwind telling their grandchildren the story of how their community began. Can't wait... :)
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There are also a lot of characters now and they’re not all in the same place - resulting in lots of subplots; which has the potential to get confusing if they’re not more clearly differentiated from each other. To my mind, several of the characters are starting to feel too similar and basically interchangeable.
This book also had a number of typographic errors - missing and incorrect words; which isn’t usual and was disappointing to encounter.
I hope that the next book in the series moves things along at a better pace, and has more interesting and meaningful dialogue between the characters.
Would like Bill, Kim and Annette to have more page time, but looking forward to the next book!
Perhaps it's a sign that the saga should be concluded when such a convoluted explanation is required
Ok, right up front this isn’t a single book review I’m reviewing the whole saga that is ‘Surviving the Evacuation’. I’m retired with plenty of time on my hands and like to read books that form a series rather than just individual stories. I admit that having finished reading the 20 books, so far, in the series I went back to book 1 and started reading the series for a second time enjoying it just as much as I did the first time.
First off, this is one of the best series of books I have read and I read a lot in the post-apocalyptic genre. Normally I would avoid books about zombies but this series isn’t really about zombies although they are the focus of the problems the characters have in their survival. It’s about surviving in a post-apocalyptic world and all the problems that that entails.
What is refreshing in this series is that women play a major role in the leadership, decision making and the fighting.
I’m desperately trying not to put any spoiler’s in this review so it won’t be an in-depth review of the individual stories.
Basically the story starts in England and then travels across continents. What I like is that the author will track what happens to individuals as they venture into the wastelands but he also keeps track of what is happening back at where the main body of the survivors are currently based.
There’s plenty of action fighting the zombies, corrupt government officials, a criminal cartel and survival itself.
One thing, you have to leave reality behind you are stepping off the reality bus when you read a book about zombies. Yes, you can look at what the characters in the book do and say to yourself they wouldn’t do that or they should’ve done this or this just wouldn’t happen.
This isn’t a ‘Surviving the Apocalypse book for Dummies’ so don’t expect the characters to act or do things that people would do in the real world.
This series of books are simply a good read and I’m looking forward to reading the continuation of the stories that the author has started in the books. There is still a long way for the survivors to go and I hope the author is up to the journey.