Review - New World by Kate L. Mary

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

New World by Kate L. Mary
Series: Broken World #5
Publisher: Twisted Press
Publication Date: November 30, 2015
Date Read: July 5, 2019
Length: 317 pages
Source: Kindle Unlimited
New World, book five in the Broken World series, continues following a group of survivors after a super-virus has decimated the human race and the dead have come back to claim it as their own...

After weeks on the road and devastating losses, the survivors have finally found safety. But as winter falls on Colorado, it brings with it both new challenges, and new hope.

Axl and Vivian

With supplies running low and animals scarce, not even the freezing zombies do much to make the future look bright for Axl’s group. As the snow grows deeper, Vivian’s concern for Hadley and Jon only becomes more intense. Each day seems to bring more challenges, and every week that passes with no sign of their friends makes it more difficult for the group to believe life can ever return to normal.

Jon and Ginny

Hope Springs is an opportunity to start over for Ginny and Jon. Even though their worries for their lost friends are never completely gone, the couple throws themselves into building a new world for their baby. But as Jon works to clean out the city, Ginny struggles to find herself and embrace the second chance she’s been given. But with the ever-present threat of both man and the undead surrounding them, optimism is a difficult thing to hold onto...
My Review

I really enjoyed this one!  I have been having such a good time with this series and am so glad that I happened upon it.  This book is the fifth book in the Broken World series which really does need to be read in order since each book picks up right where the previous one left off.  At this point, I really feel like I know all of these characters and am eager to see them survive in their harsh world.  This book was just a really great read.

This book is told from four different points of view.  We get to see things from Axl's and Vivian's point of view with their group inside the gated community and from Hadley's and Jon's inside the town of Hope Springs.  I really like the fact that the author has used different points of view from book to book because it really does serve to give a much broader view of the world.  Each of the four characters really did have a lot to add to the overall story.

Vivian and Axl are with the main group inside a gated community.  Things are actually pretty good but supplies are running low and the morale is even lower.  This group has had to deal with a lot of really difficult loses and some are not able to move on.  Both Vivian and Axl are leaders in their group and they take that responsibility very seriously working hard to keep everyone safe and fed. 

Hadley, or Ginny, and Jon have settled into Hope Springs.  Hadley is sheltered within the community because they see her pregnancy as the hope for the future.  Jon is put to work clearing streets and looking for survivors.  He meets some people that he knows he can trust with his life and others he wouldn't turn his back on.  It was really nice to get to see them living and almost normal life.

This book was pretty exciting.  The zombies were not quite as dangerous since they are moving slowly in the winter but there was still a lot of action to go around.  We had to say goodbye to a few characters.  I really enjoyed watching Jon and Ginny's relationship develop in this book.  There is no doubt that they care about each other just as much as Vivian and Axl.  The characters are so well done in this series and I have really enjoyed watching them grow over the course of the series.

I would definitely recommend this series to others.  I think that this is a very well done series set in the zombie apocalypse built around fantastic characters.  I cannot wait to see what will happen next!

The Series
Book #1 - Broken World - My Review
Book #2 - Shattered World - My Review
Book #3 - Mad World - My Review
Book #4 - Lost World - My Review
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. I'm always curious when we have zombies

  2. Again, how can one ever win over zombies? They are scary!!

  3. It has been quite a while since I read a zombie book but wow does this series sound like a good one. Great review.

  4. I'm not a fan of zombies but this sounds interesting.

  5. I love this genre and have the first book. I need to read it soon. If I enjoy it, I'll grab the others. It would be fun to share the series during October.

  6. I haven't read hardly any zombie books but I look forward to trying this one.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  7. Looks like a series I would enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart


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