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Review: The Last Town by Blake Crouch

The Last TownWelcome to Wayward Pines, the last town.

Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town’s creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed.

But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond. It is a secret that has the entire population completely under the control of a madman and his army of followers, a secret that is about to come storming through the fence to wipe out this last, fragile remnant of humanity.

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It’s been awhile since I read the first two books in this trilogy and I had feared that the time away may have ruined my interest. But it turned out that it didn’t. As I delved back into the world of Wayward Pines, I found myself immersed in the a world of danger and chaos. David Pilcher has shut down the power and open the gate, because Ethan Burke refused to listen to his threat and revealed the truth to the entire town. The truth that they are living nearly two thousands years in the future and they are the last of mankind. Of course, they have little time to process this huge revelations because the creatures humans evolved into, called aberations or abbies are heading for the opening gate.

I’m kind of torn about how I feel about this book as a whole. Parts of the book were interesting, but there were moments where I found myself rolling my eyes. Especially in regards to Theresa, Ethan, Adam and Kate. As interesting as the idea of the future are, it is the human dramas that left me wanting to bang my head against the wall. But even with that, by the end of the book, I found myself wishing I knew what was happening next. All in all, I have to say that is a great sign that the series was a good one in my book. Was it perfect? Hell no. But the author created an amazing idea of a future Earth and as someone who is fascinated with evolution and the way the world has changed over time, I want to know what comes next. This is definitely a series I would suggest to anyone who is looking for a good dystopian or futuristic world.

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About Kristine

As an aspiring author, avid bookworm, fitness fanatic and dedicated mother, there just aren't enough hours in the day. I write or post about things I'm passionate about and spend my time trying to make the most of every day. Life may be a tough journey, but I have my ruby red slippers and am content on skipping along this yellow brick road until the end of the line.

One comment on “Review: The Last Town by Blake Crouch

  1. I have been contemplating these. You sold me with dystopian!

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