Book Review: Far From Safe by Kate L. Mary

Title: Far from Safe
Author: Kate L Mary
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic
Publisher: Twisted Press
Publication Date: August 7th, 2020
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

After traveling the country in hopes of reaching the sanctuary of home, Rowan finds herself in a world turned upside down. Her parents are gone, and she’s surrounded by people she barely knows, and the only refuge she’s ever known is anything but safe. Zombies have taken over not just her hometown, but the rest of the world as well, and now she must work with fellow survivors, Devon and Kiaya, to find a way to survive this strange new world.

Too bad the extinction of civilization hasn’t erased the complications of everyday life. Between learning to survive in a world overtaken by the dead and struggling to work through her grief over losing everything, Rowan must navigate her growing attraction for Devon, as well as deal with her suspicion that something isn’t right with some of their fellow survivors.

Just when she thinks she has a hold on the emotional rollercoaster of this new world, someone from her past makes a surprise – and unwanted – reentry into her life, bringing with them a seed of hope that threatens to once again flip everything upside down.

Book Links:

Far from Home:

Far from Safe:


My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Rowan and the group she is with have made it to her house. With her mom a zombie and her dad most likely dead, she would give anything to stay in her house, but she knows that it not safe. They’ll stay long enough to get supplies and then they’re off. They’re just not sure where to yet.

I like most of the main characters in Far From Safe. The children and their uncle try to stay busy while the adults take care of things. Lisa is a badass, and Kiaya can hold her own. Rowan and Devon are falling in love (or lust?); I’m not sure about that relationship yet. I don’t know if I like Kiaya’s sister, Zara, or not because she is quiet and clings to Kiaya when possible. I like Buck but he could be a problem in the future. At least they all know it. The other two, I don’t like because they both give me the creeps.

When they stumble upon a group that includes Rowan’s ex, she’s not happy about it, but he truly seems like a nice guy. Maybe he’s matured since they were together? Should they trust this new group? Should they join them?

I like the author’s writing style. As with the first book, Far From Home, I read this book quickly, but it ends with a cliffhanger. A BIG cliffhanger. So, the waiting begins…

About the Author

Kate L. Mary is an award-winning author of 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 the 2015 Children’s Moonbeam Book Awards Silver Medal Winner for Young Adult Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fiction, and the 2016 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner for Young Adult Science Fiction, and her dystopian novel, Outliers, was a Top 10 Finalist in the 2018 Author Academy Awards for Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and the Winner in the 2018 Kindle Book Awards for Sci-Fi/Fantasy.

Author Links:





Amazon US:

Amazon UK: