Wednesday, June 22, 2016


pic and description taken from Goodreads


In "The Passage" and "The Twelve", Justin Cronin brilliantly imagined the fall of civilization and humanity's desperate fight to survive. Now all is quiet on the horizon but does silence promise the nightmare's end or the second coming of unspeakable darkness? At last, this bestselling epic races to its breathtaking finale.

"The world we knew is gone. What world will rise in its place?"

The Twelve have been destroyed and the hundred-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended. The survivors are stepping outside their walls, determined to build society anew and daring to dream of a hopeful future.

But far from them, in a dead metropolis, he waits: Zero. The First. Father of the Twelve. The anguish that shattered his human life haunts him, and the hatred spawned by his transformation burns bright. His fury will be quenched only when he destroys Amy – humanity's only hope, the Girl from Nowhere who grew up to rise against him.

One last time light and dark will clash, and at last Amy and her friends will know their fate.


I have been waiting for this book to come out since I finished book 2.   I have love, love, loved this series.  This was such a great conclusion to the trilogy!

If you liked the first two books of this series, you will not be disappointed with this one.  There is so much going on in this book.  

I listened to this because I loved the narrator so much on the first two.  End of the world things are not my favorite but this series was so fantastic.   I couldn't get enough of it.  It took me a little while to finish, but so worth it.  I think I didn't listen to it constantly so that I didn't have to end the series.

The twelve are done with.....100 years have passed and those who survived have thrived.  Built homes, families etc.  

We get to revisit some of the great characters from book one and two, and are introduced to some new ones in this book.  They are realizing that the world can be great again, but it may take time, patience, and hard work.

One man realizes that the land left in his family has a history to it.  When he comes to realize what it all means, its fan freaking tastic.  Seriously you need to read this series.   I just loved it.

Content:  There is some language and talk of sex and maybe a little sexual encounters, but it didn't distract me from the book.

Source:  I bought this book for myself.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.





Justin Cronin
pic and bio taken from Goodreads

In 2010, Justin Cronin’s The Passage was a phenomenon. The unforgettable tale that critics and readers compared to the novels of Cormac McCarthy, Michael Crichton, Stephen King, and Margaret Atwood became a runaway bestseller and enchanted readers around the globe. It spent 3 months on The New York Times bestseller list. It was featured on more than a dozen “Best of the Year” lists, including Time’s “Top 10 Fiction of 2010,” NPR’s “Year’s Most Transporting Books,” and Esquire’s “Best & Brightest of 2010.” It was a #1 Indie Next Selection. It sold in over 40 countries and became a bestseller in many of them. Stephen King called The Passage “enthralling… read this book and the ordinary world disappears.” Now, PEN/Hemingway Award-winner Justin Cronin bring us the conclusion to his epic trilogy with The City of Mirrors. For the last time, Amy—the Girl from Nowhere, who lived a thousand years—will join her friends and face down the demons that threaten the last of humanity. Justin Cronin is also the author of Mary and O’Neil (which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize), and The Summer Guest. Other honors for his writing include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Whiting Writer’s Award. A Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Rice University, he divides his time between Houston, Texas, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.