Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Lives We Lost (Fallen World, #2) by Megan Crewe

The Lives We Lost (Fallen World, #2)
Good Reads Summary
The Lives We Lost by Megan Crewe

First, the virus took Kaelyn’s friends. Then, her family. Now it’s taken away her home.

But she can't look back—the life she once had is gone forever.

A deadly virus has destroyed Kaelyn’s small island community and spread beyond the quarantine. No one is safe. But when Kaelyn finds samples of a vaccine in her father's abandoned lab, she knows there must be someone, somewhere, who can replicate it. As Kaelyn and her friends head to the mainland, they encounter a world beyond recognition. It’s not only the “friendly flu” that’s a killer—there are people who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the vaccine. How much will Kaelyn risk for an unproven cure, when the search could either destroy those she loves or save the human race?

Megan Crewe's second volume in the Fallen World trilogy is an action-packed journey that explores the resilience of friendship, the ache of lost love, and Kaelyn’s enduring hope in the face of the sacrifices she must make to stay alive.

My thoughts
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Oh, second book, you... why is there nothing great I can recall from you? Your ending has saved you and so have a couple of key moments but truthfully, nothing much happens except! Of course, there’s Kae being all brave and gung ho about taking things in her hands and the rest of them following along. And then there’s also a bit of Leo and him finally opening up, his whole bit about people about being good but circumstances forcing them to be different. I liked that part... it’s the most honestly “feeling” part of this sequel. But really, not much else.

And I know they’re on the run and trying to save the world.
...I know that Kae is tough and feels like one of them has to get things going.
...I know they feel this urgency to do something.
...I also know that they’ve grown close and grown up faster than they should…

But man, Meredith?! Meredith!!!  What? Kid, does getting sick take away your common sense? Or Justin?! Who here has seen that robot that goes, “Danger, Will Robinson!”  This lot needed one of those. They truly needed one of those because each time one of the younger ones tagging along would open their mouths or just do something the situation would worsen!

I’m still reading the next one and I’m still wondering why it’s the younger set are being heroic. What’s happened to all the grown ups again?


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