The journey has been a long one; and through its twists and turns, we have lost some dear friends. Who lives to see the next sunrise? There is only one way to find out.
By Shaun Rucker
For a series I started reading simply because the first novel was FREE on Kindle, I am now very sad to have finished the final installment in this GREAT series. Mr. Brown wrapped up all of the stories mostly neatly, with just a few minor threads left dangling. I agree with another review that Thalia seemed to have made real connections with former rival Kayla and with Cricket, but their exits from the story are total side-notes.
I definitely enjoyed this book more than the previous two, I think because there was a sense of finality here. However, like the last two books, there some parts that felt rushed. It felt like the entire thread with the army formerly lead by Suzi just kind of ended and didn’t anywhere, when it had a very interesting start to this book. It was very odd of the author to have left such a major development just dangling out there…then again, I’ve said it in my reviews before: this is the zombie apocalypse, so not everything will be wrapped up with a nice bow on it! I would have gone a 5th star easily if we’d had more to this tale.
While the “main” character storylines of Thalia and Catie were a little on the sappy side, I really enjoyed how the Vignettes all wrapped up; even though one of them ends in a similar way, that character deserved it! It was heart-breaking to lose one of my favorites, it was in classic TW Brown style, so I still enjoyed it immensely. I’ll deal with that last statement in time…
I haven’t read the Snapshots yet, but definitely will. Until then, to Mr. Brown: the Dead series has been one of the greatest series I’ve read in my life, and it’s been great fun seeing you grow as a writer. Keep up the great work, sir, and I’m glad you are finally living the dream:)