Author: Susan Kim
This is my 88th read for the year
This is the second novel in the Wasteland trilogy. Esther and her friends are still in Prin at the beginning of this story. Food is running out, tensions are high, and then an earthquake hits. Esther and her clan hit the road hoping to find a place that is safe. When they come across Montreal, they think they have found Heaven on Earth. What they don't see is what is hidden in the shadows.
This book was not that great. I am plugging through this because I do love apocolytic novels - especially trilogies. So I sometimes find myself reading bad ones all the way through despite my better judgement. The story hops all over the place and feels disjointed. None of the characters make that much sense. The main character is supposed to be someone everyone looks up to, but she is hard to like.
Eh - I am going to listen to the third one. It gives me something to do when I am doing mundane tasks. But I won't count this among my apocolyptic favorites.