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The Last City (The Last City #1) by Logan Keys

Release Date-
Genre-YA Dystopian
Publisher-Le Chat Publishing
Kindle Edition-257 pages

Sixteen-year-old Liza was prepared to die from cancer, but instead she’s been gifted super-strength. Since the undead plague, the world’s gone crazy: Evil dictators, mad scientists, sick kids imprisoned on an island, and experiments that have created the stuff of myths and legends.

When Liza meets Jeremy Writer, an anarchist rousting the people to revolt, she has a choice to make. Risk imprisonment, or join the rebellion. And she finds she has a talent for enlisting allies to their cause.

Tommy’s a normal seventeen-year-old boy, that is, until he’s angry. The Underground’s created super-soldiers to fight the regime holding the last city. But he struggles to contain his monster more and more, and Tommy wonders how much of himself will be left when they arrive. He’s got too many who rely on him, to give up now.

If Liza can’t help spark an uprising, and Tommy loses control before victory, then the last of the population will be purged, and freedom will be nothing but a memory.

The Last City (Formerly Gods of Anthem) is a young adult zombie dystopian tale that faces all odds in a post-apocalyptic world.

The Last City (The Last City, #1)The Last City by Logan Keys

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The last City By Logan Keys took me completely by surprise. It was one of those stories that I started to read and thought I’m not going to like this! why? you may ask, well I usually find that within minutes of starting a new book I can usually surmise if the writing style is one I’m going to like.
strangely with the last City, the first couple chapters didn’t gel with me at all and I thought oh ow what a shame, it sounded so epic sigh.
Then BAM!!!! I don’t know what happened but I couldn’t put the bloody thing down, It was like my kindle was permanently attached to my hand, where I went so did it follow and my poor family was second best to this amazingly addictive unique Tale that I was on a mission to finish.
How to adequately describe The last city to do it justice mmmm, well I will start by saying this novel had a bit of everything, it wasn’t really a romance or dystopian or even futuristic, it wasn’t quite a supernatural or science fiction it had a mash up of everything and didn’t concentrate on any one specific genre.
It really shouldn’t have worked but it did.
Now to give a brief summary of this story here we go.
The last city starts originally by skipping between two character’s stories, Liza and Tommy.
Liza is sick and is practically a prisoner and has been sent to the island to die.
shockingly she is the first ever to recover and is shipped back to the mainland to live in Ash city.
Tommy is a young soldier, he is a special, which basically means he has been experimented on and has been changed into something else. think the Hulk without the green tinge, you don’t want to make Tommy mad he’s liable to tear you limb from limb.
Their tales unfold separately all having a part to play in the final shocking picture and believe me, I was gobsmacked and also heartbroken for Liza when we get to the final distressing scenes.
As our saga reaches its final curtain the stage has been set for book two with Tommy and Liza placed strategically together, it’s almost like the perfect checkmate ready for act two.
I’ve tried to give a sense of this book without giving anything away, take my word for it this is one book that is gonna grab you by the throat.
There something for everyone, We have Zombies, Vampires, super humans all set against a backdrop of a corrupt government, where the world’s gone bat shit crazy and everyone’s just trying to survive the best they can.
In conclusion, this was an unbelievably fascinating read and I relished every morsel and crumb it had to offer. I really can’t think of any negatives, Logan Keys Did a brilliant job creating this post-apocalyptic read. This is the first book I have read by her it definitely won’t be the last.
I received a free copy of this e-book from NetGalley and this is my unbiased honest opinion.
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