The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏🌎
Character development: ☹️😳🥺☺️🥰
The heroine: Connie – she lived in the New Franklin settlement in the last few months since the bugpocolypse. She was starting to suspect that the people that ran the settlement were doing so in a very shady way. Connie was a Forager and she liked that. She was able to leave the settlement and gather items they needed.
The Hero: Jorg’K – he is a Xarc’n warrior, a scourge hunter and when he first came across Connie and saved her, he knew that she was his mate. He knew that she was wary of him, so he followed her when she foraged.
The Story: Connie was finding it harder each month to meet the quotas they set at the settlement. If you didn’t meet the quota you were either kicked out or if you were a woman, you were required to become a mother to populate the post apocalyptic world. Connie suspected that the guy who had been making advances towards her, which she turned down, was the one that was pushing for her to become a mother, with him as the father.
Connie took off on her own when she found out that the settlement was going to force her hand even though she was on track to make her quota. There is also a new scourge variant on the loose. It is like a giant centipede with sharp knife like protrusions on the sides of their body that are coated with venom. The hunters and their women call them Centicreeps.
Like the first two books, this one was told in dual points of view via dual narration, with narration done by Troy Duran and Kiera Stevens. They both do an awesome job and I want to listen to the whole series. I like the whole theme of the huge alien bugs that have invaded Earth. The world is very reminiscent of The Walking Dead except killer bugs instead of killer zombies. The world building is just terrific and the description of the different insects was great.
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