Shadows Have Gone by Lissa Bryan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Carly and Justin and the rest of the community seem to be safe for the moment. Marcus and his gang are all dead. But it seems that there is still a threat to them, a man from Justin's past...
This is the first book in the series that I have read and I'm a bit surprised how is it was to get into the story and to get to know the characters even though the book seems to pick up precisely where the book before left off. Carly and Justin and the people in the community they are living in are all survivors of a terrible virus that have killed off most of the human race. They are doing the best to live in a world that is just a shadow of itself. Gone are all the comforts of the modern world. But at least, they have in this little community each other and they will fight for it.
My plan was to read the previous books before I read this one, but the time ran out. It's funny how months to read books suddenly can disappear and suddenly you only have days left. But it was as I started before easy to get into the book and I immediately got caught up in the story and it wasn't that hard to begin to care for the characters and hoping for their survival. The ending was a bit nerve wracking I must admit, I never thought that the story would take that turn especially when you think about how they all had fought for a future. But it was a good ending.
This was a really good dystopian book and I'm looking forward to reading the books before this one.
Thank you Netgalley and The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House for providing me with a free copy for an honest review!