Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Audiobook Review - All the Stars in the Sky by Sarah Lyons Fleming @SLyonsFleming @justjuliawhelan

All the Stars in the Sky by Sarah Lyons Fleming
Narrated by Julia Whelan
Series: Until the End of the World #3
Publisher: Podium Publishing
Publication Date: April 21, 2015
Date Read: December 22, 2017
Length: 12 hours 19 minutes
Source: Audible Purchase

Cassie Forrest has sworn she’ll never let the world get the best of her again.
She’s chosen to believe everything will be all right.

But on a journey filled with heartbreak and madness and zombies, Cassie and her friends must struggle to stay alive—and it’s hard to believe in a future when survival seems unlikely.

My Review

This was a really good conclusion to the series.  When I find a series that I enjoy, I usually try to take a bit of a break between books just to stretch things out a bit.  After finishing the previous book in this series, And After, I knew that this would be a situation where I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next.  It has been quite the adventure with Cassie and the group.

This is the third book in the Until the End of the World series which I do think needs to be read in order.  This book picks up immediately after the events of the previous book.  I do my best to write spoiler free reviews but there may be some spoilers about events from earlier books.  The second book really left the group in a desperate situation which is where we find them as this book opens.

Cassie and the group need to make to a new safe zone.  The plan has been to head to Alaska if Kingdom Come was compromised.   She is with a small group making their way by vehicle across Canada to reach their goal and hoping to avoid the zombie pods.  They have limited supplies in terms of food and fuel but they are resourceful and work well together.  During their travels, they encounter some pretty scary situations that had me at the edge of my seat.  They run into some really nice people and some people who could be described as anything but nice.  I felt like I was right there with the group and wanted to see them reach safety more than anything.

This was a really exciting book.  There seemed to be more instances where they had to deal with life-threatening zombie situations.  They spent nearly the entire book in danger.  I did think that the book slowed down for me at the end.  The last section of the book focused more on relationships than anything else and I thought it was drawn out just a bit.  I did like the fact that the characters continued to talk about other characters that have died to keep their memory alive.  I thought this felt really authentic and it helped me get over a certain character that was lost at the end of the second book.  Can you tell that some of these deaths still bother me?  No character is ever safe in the zombie apocalypse.

Julia Whelan does an amazing job with this series.  There is a large cast of characters and she did a fabulous job representing them in the same manner in each book of the series.  I was constantly pulled into the book through her narration.  Exciting scenes, funny scenes, and more heartfelt scenes are all handled equally well.  I listened to this book for hours at a time and definitely plan to listen to her work again in the future.

I would recommend this series to others.  I think that fans of The Walking Dead would appreciate this story of survival.  I liked the series enough that it is one that I hope to listen to it again at some point in a few years.  I hope to read more works by Sarah Lyons Fleming in the future.

The Series - Until the End of the World
Book #1 - Until the End of the World - My Review
Book #1.5 - So Long, Lollipops - My Review
Book #2 - And After - My Review
Book #3 - All the Stars in the Sky
About the Author - Sarah Lyons Fleming

I'm a Laura Ingalls devotee, wannabe prepper and lover of anything pre-apocalyptic, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic—-or anything in between. Add in some humor and romance, and I'm in heaven.

Besides an unhealthy obsession with home-canned food and Bug Out Bag equipment, I love books, making artsy stuff and laughing my arse off. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, I now live in Oregon with my family and, in my opinion, not nearly enough supplies for the zombie apocalypse. But I'm working on it.


Author Link:  Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

16 comments:

  1. Sweet! I'm glad to see it ended so well. I grabbed the 1st book awhile back, probably because of you. :D Hopefully I can read it soon.

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    1. I do hope that you enjoy the series if you decide to give it a try.

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    1. It is definitely a series to read in order.

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  3. Good strong finale books are a must for a series I love or sadly, it can tarnish everything that came before for me.

    I love survival stories so I'll make a note of this one.

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    1. I was really surprised by how much I liked this series. A real gem!

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  4. That actually sounds really good even though I don't read this genre too often.

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  5. Glad to hear you liked the ending! I haven't heard of this series before but it does sound good. I also wish I could be like you and wait between books and savor them, but when I'm reading a released series I tend to charge right through them.

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    1. I am usually pretty good at spacing things out but not this time. :)

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  6. This looks like a great zombie apocalypse series, and I've never heard of it! I will definitely be checking this out further. I love the covers too.

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    1. I really enjoyed it, Greg. The first book in the series is free as an ebook at most retailers by the way.

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  7. I really like the coloured covers for the series and I've downloaded the first one just to try it at some point. I have a lot of zombies to get through this year!

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    1. I hope you like it, Chuckles. I fell in love with the characters over the course of the series.

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  8. Sometimes we just love a series too much to take it slow and have to binge read our way through them all! I usually try and slip a book in between as well but it doesn't always work that way.

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    1. That is how it was with this one, Olivia-Savannah. I just couldn't get the characters out of my head and had to make sure that things would work out for them.

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