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A Good Ending To An Amazing Adventure.
Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2014
I like it when authors are able to make you feel the joy and sadness in a story. This book had lots of joy, and a whole lot of sadness. And you feel that pending sadness all through the book with the characters. I would have given this book a 5 star rating, if it wasn't so sad. But I know she had to make it realistic, and we are talking about the Plague after all, so a applaud Lisa T. Bergren for not making it a fairytale, yet not unbearably depressing. Those were real problems that real people lived through....and just as many didn't live through. The characters were older then the they were in the previous books. Not so much in age as much as they literally have to grow up in order to stay sane....but I kind of missed the light-hearted banter between the main charactersfrom the first books. I understand why they couldn't be so care free, being more mature, meaning they had more responsibility, and by the time the book finishes, they have seen a whole lot of ugly, but still. I found myself thinking about the first three books, and wishing this book could have been more like them, but I know the story had to go on. It was a good way to finish the story, but I kind of hope this is the last book for this series. It just seemed so final. It does make me sad though. I have enjoyed this adventure more than I can say, and I'm a little depressed that it's over.
Brace yourselves; you feel everything the characters feel.