The world Megan James thought she knew has been slowly unraveling. Her father disappeared and was presumed dead, her mother’s sanity started to slip away, and the safe world she’d always thought she was living in slowly began to reveal its very dark and twisted depths. With the discovery that both her father and long-lost uncle, Angus James, were alive, Meg thought she’d finally learned all the secrets New Atlanta and the CDC had to offer, but she soon discovers that the surprises have barely begun.
With Jackson Star’s threatening presence looming over them, Meg and her family are forced to flee the walls of New Atlanta, leaving both Axl and Donaghy, the man Meg has come to care so much about, in the CDC’s clutches. Knowing that rescuing them will be no easy task, the group turns to a very unlikely source, and Meg soon discovers that her long-lost uncle has more than a few shocking secrets to share. After two decades of living behind walls, it looks like the end of the zombies could be in sight, assuming they can break into the most fortified building left in the world. Luckily, Angus James knows exactly what to do to make it happen.
But Angus isn’t the only one with a few tricks up his sleeves. When Jackson Star suddenly decides to release Donaghy, it isn’t out of the kindness of his heart. With the clock ticking more than ever, Meg finds herself in a race against time. Success means not only saving her family, but the whole world as well, while failure could very well mean a life of living as Jackson Star’s slave.
I chose to listen to this book after receiving a free audio copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
Meg’s family has had to flee New Atlanta or they’ll be killed by Jackson Star or worse. Unfortunately, they know they’re going to have to return to save Meg’s father and Donaghy. But when Donaghy shows back up, they know that his fate has been sealed.
Meg and her family not only have to deal with Jackson and the CDC, but there are always zombies that they need to keep an eye out for. And now that Angus is back, how is the church (the fanatics who worship him and are waiting for his resurrection) going to react? They have a surprise coming when they meet their “Savior.” Will they help them or turn on them?
If you like post-apocalyptic stories, this is definitely worth your time. It’s more about the characters and the zombies are just a part of life. I also like the way the series ended.
About the Author
Kate L. Mary is an award-winning author of Adult, New Adult, and Young Adult fiction, ranging from Post-apocalyptic tales of the undead to Speculative Fiction and Contemporary Romance! Her YA book, When We Were Human, was a 2015 Children’s Moonbeam Book Awards Silver Medal winner for Young Adult Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fiction, and a 2016 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal winner for Young Adult Science Fiction. Her book, Outliers, was a Top 10 Finalist in the 2018 Author Academy Awards for Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fiction, a Finalist in the 2018 Wishing Shelf Book Awards, and a First Place Winner in the 2018 Kindle Book Awards for Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fiction. Tribe of Daughters was recently named as an Honorable Mention in the 2018 SPR Book Awards.