Friday, July 5, 2019

Review - Lost World by Kate L. Mary

Please note - This review will contain spoilers for the 
previous books in this series, Broken World, Shattered World, and Mad World.

Lost World by Kate L. Mary
Series: Broken World #4
Publisher: Twisted Press
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
Date Read: June 27, 2019
Length: 313 pages
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Lost World, the fourth book in the Broken World series, continues following a group of survivors after a super-virus has destroyed the world and the dead have come back to claim it as their own...

With their shelter destroyed and their sense of security shattered, Vivian, Axl and the group set off in search of a safe place. But the group’s morale is at an all-time low, and they now know it’s not just the dead they have to fear. Weeks of wandering brings sickness, death and loss to the survivors, and Vivian soon finds herself losing hope of ever discovering a safe place to live. To make matters worse, two members of the group go missing, leaving the others to wonder not only what happened to them, but if they will ever see their friends alive again.

After what happened in Vegas, Hadley feels like a stranger in her own body. When she and Jon get separated from the rest of the group, she finds herself confronted not only with the scars left behind by her ordeal, but facing the possibility of a new beginning with Jon at her side.

In a twist of fate, Vivian and Axl stumble upon a place that could be the group’s salvation, only to have hope slip through their fingers once again when they are met with the most devastating blow yet…
My Review

I had a great time with this book.  After listening to the first three books in the Broken World series, I wanted more.  I just had to know what would happen next to this group of characters.  Unfortunately, only the first three books in the series have audiobooks available at this time.  I didn't let that stop me and downloading the ebook for the next installment and enjoyed the experience just as much.

This is the fourth book in the Broken World series which really does need to be read in order since each build builds on the events of the previous installment.  It has been quite the journey with this group of characters at this point so I don't want to miss a second of what might happen next.  In this book, the story is told through both Vivian's and Hadley's point of view.  This was the first chance to see things from Hadley's point of view and I really found that I appreciate her perspective.

Things were not looking good for the group at the start of this book.  They need to find shelter and only have a very limited amount of supplies.  They have learned not to trust others and are always on alert for the dead.  They find a temporary shelter that seems to be the answers to their immediate problems but it becomes a nightmare before everything is over.

The best thing about these books are the characters.  Unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to several characters in this installment but there are a lot of other important developments including the addition of a few new characters.  It was great getting the chance to see things from Hadley's point of view.  She is really struggling after the events from the previous book.  Her relationship with Jon makes a lot of progress in this book.  I really didn't have much of an opinion of Jon before this book but he has quickly become a favorite.

This book was really exciting.  I thought that it moved very quickly and I think that the dual points of view helped make it feel like a very quick read.  This book was also quite emotional and I loved the way that each character's emotions came through across the page.  I found this book almost impossible to put down once I got started and I love that there were some pretty big surprised worked into the story.

I would recommend this series to others.  This series has been filled with strong characters who are faced with an almost impossible situation.  I cannot wait to see what will happen to everyone in the next book!

The Series
Book #1 - Broken World - My Review
Book #2 - Shattered World - My Review
Book #3 - Mad World - My Review
Book #4 - Lost World
Book #5 - New World
Book #6 - Forgotten World
Book #7 - Silent World
About the Author

Kate L. Mary is an award-winning author of Adult, New Adult, and Young Adult fiction, ranging from Post-apocalyptic tales of the undead to Speculative Fiction and Contemporary Romance! Her YA book, When We Were Human, was a 2015 Children’s Moonbeam Book Awards Silver Medal winner for Young Adult Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fiction, and a 2016 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal winner for Young Adult Science Fiction. Her book Outliers was a Top 10 Finalist in the 2018 Author Academy Awards for Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fiction, a Finalist in the 2018 Wishing Shelf Book Awards, and the First Place Winner in the 2018 Kindle Book Awards for Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fiction. Tribe of Daughters was recently named as an Honorable Mention in the 2018 SPR Book Awards.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter


  1. was it the happy ending that you had hoped for? I hope it is

  2. That is so promising that you love it so much that you had to switch versions so there was no wait on the next installment. :)

  3. I do love this type of plot and always looking for another series. Going to add this to my list!

  4. The story sounds so good. I like these types of stories.

  5. I wonder how this all will play out, how do you ever win against these odds?

  6. It's always the characters that keep me coming back to a series, and the fact that this series has strong ones, makes me want to read it. I am glad you continue to enjoy this series!

  7. The first book is a free ebook right now but as I recall one of my libraries has them on audio at least the first ones. I look forward to reading them. Fantastic review!

    Anne - Books of My Heart


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