This World We Live In

Hello blogosphere!  I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays & took some time to relax and rejuvenate!  I spent the majority of the holidays wrapped in blankets and coughing up a lung.  Unfortunately my body decided that holidays didn't matter and I was due for a fever and uncontrollable cough.  Worst of all, I didn't get to visit family out of town due to my sickiness- babies and sickness of this magnitude don't mix.  I did have a wonderful holiday even though I spent most of it on the couch.  It was nice to spend time with family and enjoy a relaxed Christmastime.  I'll get my camera out this week and photograph my goodies and decorations around the house and post later.
This World We Live In (The Last Survivors, Book 3)Now, on to the third installment in The Last Survivors trilogy.  I finished This World We Live In last week during an evening by the fire.  I liked this novel, but there were elements that I thought were a bit far-fetched.  The fact that This World We Live In meshed both Life As We Knew It and The Dead & The Gone was kind of surreal- I thought it wasn't very plausible that Miranda's father somehow joined up with Alex and his sister... then made the trek from down south back to PA.  It was definitely interesting how Pfeffer brought them both together, but just seemed way too out there.  While the novels themselves all have that sense of reality, they do have a lot of elements that seem completely unbelievable- however, I didn't feel like any were so unbelievable that they took a part away from the storyline.  The mesh of Miranda & Alex did that to This World We Live In.  It took away the reliability for me.  I still enjoyed this series, but I think the third installment was a let down.
Overall, I would recommend the trilogy and I would definitely advise that readers finish through and read all three novels.  The ending to This World We Live In is open ended which allows the reader to fantasize the ultimate fate of the world that Miranda and Alex are now living in.  Pick up this trilogy and decide for yourself- are you prepared for what may come?

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1 comment:

  1. Hope you are feeling better now. Wishing you all the best in the new year.