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Mel's Book Blog

I read and review whatever strikes my fancy and many things strike my fancy. I'm particularly fond of Young Adult, New Adult, dystopian tales, and mystery thrillers. Easily distracted by the newest book in the shelf.

Currently reading

The Upside of Unrequited
Becky Albertalli
Tin God
Stacy Green
Arrows Through Archer
Nash Summers
If There's No Tomorrow
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Secrets of Power Negotiating: 15th Anniversary Edition (Inside Secrets from a Master Negotiator)
Roger Dawson

There's No Place Like Home

There's No Place Like Home - Michael    Robertson I was a bit hesitant to start book 3 in this series. Even though I enjoyed the first two books, they were both extremely violent and the content was very graphic. Both books 1 and 2 were page-turners with a gripping story line that naturally sucked you in from one chapter to the next... impossible to put down as you just had to know what happens next. However, I did read a note from the author that said the level of violence tones down a bit in book 3, so I decided to continue and did find that to be the case. I believe the violence in the first two books was a necessary component to give the reader a feel for just how bad society can degrade when a global financial crisis hits and all forms of government and law and order collapse. As Lola says in book 3, "You don't live in a fucking Disney movie."

In book 3 we find out what happens to Michael, the little boy from book 1. Once again, the action is nonstop in this book and it was also impossible to put down. So I am now sucked into this story and here for the long haul. If you are a fan of dystopian novels, I highly recommend this one.