I absolutely loved it! I'd been dying to read it and was thrilled when it finally went on sale last week - for a day. I cannot justify $15.99 for a book. Not really. So I waited.
This book had everything I love about post-apocalyptic type stories. It had characters that make you want to root for them because while they're good, they're also flawed in some way. There's magical stuff - fairies and elves and magiks returning to this world. The main characters are of assorted ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, (Nora still needs to work on her sexualities though). There's evil that really gives you a chill. There are friendships, there is some romance, but this is a book about The Doom and what immediately follows. How life goes on even in the harshest and scariest of times. And there are dogs. Damn, I love Nora's dogs. :)
It was a quick read for me. I kept picking it up whenever I had a few spare minutes, anxious to see what was going on with my peeps. And it would make a terrific TV series, I think. A cross between Colony and The Walking Dead and Into the Badlands.
So, while there is a satisfying ending to this book, it's not the end of the story by a long shot and you expect that. This is a series of I don't know how many books - Nora's usual trilogy? I don't know. I just know I'm anxious to read the next one and if we don't revisit some of what have become my favourite characters, I'm gonna be pissed! *LOL*