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Book 1 was entertaining with the unfolding of the 'event' the initial predicaments, character introductions and opening plans and responses. Hoping for a continuation I went to book 2 'All That Survives'. Now our focus characters find themselves caught in web after web, stuck floating down the gutter, as it were. Victims of circumstances they allowed themselves into through tactical errors. Hey, it's a harsh learning environment that can serve up these type disasters.
Beth and Landon are two characters that should be more able than anyone else in the entire story to learn and adapt having been attacked numerous times. Inexplicably they become less cautious being nothing more than serial victims. On the last page they pair up with a psycho-killer thru a complete lack of caution.
At some point books like this start to feel like the author can't actually envision people learning, learning quickly, growing into their circumstances and turning professional at their situation. Why would smart people not bother improving their game especially when it's life-and-death??
I'm not sure I want to continue the series if the characters continue with stupid decisions.
And, a last point. The dog! The dog that's so trained and smart in Book 1 is nothing but a useless burden in Book 2. Here you have a perfect situation for a dog and their spectacular senses but, sensing nothing. How can that be?!
My Personal book rankings are: Excellence Pretty Good SoSo Last Resort Garbage This book I'm calling SoSo. For reference, Book1 was Pretty Good.
I definitely do not think this volume was nearly as good as the first. The story of the happenings in Maine were believable and we'll written. However the obstacles facing Beth and Landon bordered on fantasy. I wonder how many man hating women platoons of killers will exist in a real EMP. Nevertheless I made it through and hope volume 3 captures that same momentum as the first.
The book is definitely entertaining to read. Addictive, really. The one thing I don't like about it though is what I would call a big exaggeration of how people would actually act in a situation like this. Too many people going way way way over the edge. It makes it seem too unrealistic. I'm sure some people would, in a real life situation, but not as many and not as far over the edge as happens in this book. That being said, it's still very entertaining and fun to read.