Saturday, 23 August 2014

Jeanne's Review of The Land of the Shadow by Lissa Bryan

The Land Of The Shadow
The End Of All Things II
Lissa Bryan

Release Date: 21st August 2014
Genre: Dystopian
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-264-8

Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH


After surviving the Infection and a perilous journey through the wasteland that was once the United States, Carly and Justin have found a safe home in the isolated town of Colby.

Even so, balancing the duties of survival and a growing family isn’t easy. As they emerge as leaders, they face difficult questions about justice in a lawless land, basic human rights, and freedom in a world where strength defines worth. More than ever, they have to rely on one another for strength and support during the darkest of times.

The Crisis is far from over. Their fences won’t keep the world out forever, and a new threat is emerging—a gang of predators who see the town as easy pickings. When danger looms over Colby, Carly must decide how far she’ll go to protect those she loves. 

It’s a journey down the long and broken road through The Land of the Shadow.

Jeanne's Review:
I have to say this book is a terrific continuation of the first novel The End of All Things.  Let me start off by saying that I know everyone says these books can be stand alones and while that could be true, I feel that much would be lost if you didn’t read one without the other. Lissa is great at bringing back important pieces of information from Justin and Carly’s past from book one, but if you hadn’t experienced those memories with the two characters then you would feel sort of lost in regards to the emotions behind the them and the true bond between our hero and heroine.

The Land of the Shadows takes place two years after the Infection has overtaken the world and destroyed most of its population, both human and animal.  Carly and Justin have strived to reproduce a similance of normal life in the town of Colby.  They have gathered with a small group of people and worked together daily to make the community a home for their families.  Of course, in a world where law no longer exists, Justin and Carly soon discover that they must be willing to fight and defend their new home at all cost.

Overall, I give this book four honeypots.  The writing is amazing.  Lissa a true wordsmith.  The premise and plot are believable and have a way of drawing in the reader into a new order of life.  And above all, I love the characters of Carly and Justin.  They compliment each other and their love for one another is magical.  Lissa left us open for a third book, and I truly look forward to what she has in store for the next installment of this series.


Author Bio: 

Lissa Bryan is an astronaut, renowned Kabuki actress, Olympic pole vault gold medalist, Iron Chef champion, and scientist who recently discovered the cure for athlete's foot...though only in her head. Real life isn't so interesting, which is why she spends most of her time writing.

She is the author of three other novels, Ghostwriter, The End of All Things, and Under These Restless Skies.

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Praise for The Land of The Shadow:

"What a ride! Carly and Justin are people that I'd like on my side, and on the side of my community. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a story that will keep you glued to your reader or flipping pages in a paperback just as quickly as you can." -Kathie Spitz 

If you haven't already, check out:
The End Of Things Book I
Lissa Bryan

Available from: AmazonKoboBarnes and Noble, and TWCS PH

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