Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Worlds We Make by Megan Crewe

 
Published: February 11th, 2014
Publisher: Hyperion
Pages: 288
Copy: Library
Summary: Goodreads
 
 
The virus has taken away Kaelyn’s friends, her family, her home.

And now a deadly enemy threatens to take the one hope she has left: THE CURE.

When Kaelyn and her friends reached Toronto with a vaccine for the virus that has ravaged the population, they thought their journey was over. But now they're being tracked by the Wardens, a band of survivors as lethal as the virus who are intent on stealing the vaccine no matter what the cost.

Forced onto the road again, Kaelyn and her companions discover the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta is their best hope for finding scientists who can reproduce the vaccine. But with the virus already spreading among them, the Wardens hot on their trail, and hundreds of miles to cross, Kaelyn finds herself compromising her morals to keep her group alive. Her conscience seems a small price to pay if protects them and their precious cargo. Unless even that is not enough...

In the final installment in Megan Crewe’s captivating the Fallen World trilogy, Kaelyn is on the run from her biggest adversaries yet. While she continues to face horrific loss, her resolve is still strong. But to survive this shattered world, will she have to sacrifice all that's left of the girl she was?
 
 

I have taken a very harrowing journey with Kaelyn, Leo, Justin and Anika.  They've been chased constantly, shot at and escaped by the skin of their teeth, time after time.  They deserve kudos for never giving up in their resolve to get to Atlanta.  Throughout the story we are given numerous examples of people doing whatever they have to to survive, even if it's not always what they think of as right.  I particularly loved how they would make the best of things - like using a farm tractor and trailer for transportation when they couldn't find any more cars - brilliant.

Ms Crewe has developed her characters continually over each of the three books and they constantly surprised and delighted me.  Occasionally they would do things that irritated me, but I could always see the rationale behind their actions.  Anika 's growth in particular was interesting to observe. She was such a conflicted soul, always looking out for herself, but in the end she tried so hard to be there for others.

As the final book in the trilogy, the pacing was not exactly break-neck, but there was a level of tension that never really decreased.  When they all arrive in Atlanta, Kae is faced with a situation that would frustrate and confuse just about anyone.  I loved the solution that she eventually came up with, even if I did think it was a little idealistic.  Through all the negativity there was a thread of hope that Kae never gave up on.

All in all I thoroughly enjoyed 'The Worlds we Make' and I thought it rounded out the trilogy very nicely.  Not too violent, but over all very realistic.  I'm going to enjoy recommending this one.

2 comments:

  1. I've only read the first one. I own the second one -- just need to get to it. Glad you liked it. Thanks.

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  2. Wow, this is great! I am a fan of the series. It's particularly enjoyable. Yes, the tension never ever decreases. Thank you for the wonderful review!

    Precious @ Fragments of Life

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