A great one-off story in this series
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
While reading this I kept thinking to myself, “is this related to the other books in the series?”. I know that it takes place at the same time, but I wasn’t sure if there was a reason that Pike went on a side-track for this story, but I am glad that she did.
The characters in this were interesting and honestly, I think I liked them as much as the other characters in the first three books. I found them instantly compelling and I wanted to know what was going to happen to them.
Having the story take place at the Alamo was a nice touch. Throwing history into the book, especially for people who were fighting to stay alive and having what some would call a “last stand” was great in my opinion.
Pike knows what she’s talking about and includes a lot of little tidbits in here that sprinkle in real-life knowledge with fictional stories about fictional people. It’s nice to learn something while being entertained.
The dynamic between Nico and Kate was a very memorable one. They had this different kind of connection. It wasn’t instant like most books (sure it was over a week or so), but some Post-Apocalyptic books seem to follow the theme of, it’s the end of the world… oh, you’re pretty, let’s make babies! But, this felt more real. It felt like Nico waited and tried his hardest to win over Kate and her service dog.
The inclusion of a service dog (for a mostly undisclosed reason) was really interesting to me too. Kate needed help calming down and not going over the edge into a panic attack and I thought that it was a really unique use of a dog in a PA book.
Overall, Pike hit another homerun with this book, and I’m definitely glad that I read it.
Book Description:Unwanted World (EMP Survivor #4) by Chris Pike
Narrator: Kevin Pierce
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
Series: The EMP Survivor Series #4
Published by Self Published on September 1st 2017
In this instantly absorbing and thrilling series, bestselling author Chris Pike delivers another suspenseful and pulse-pounding adventure in the fourth installment of the EMP Survivor series.
Nico Bell has been working undercover in San Antonio for over a year, trying to infiltrate a dangerous gang led by the mysterious Santiago. Desperate for a meeting with Santiago, Nico agrees to be a courier to pick up and deliver a package. It should have been easy, but easy isn’t in Nico’s vocabulary. EMP isn’t in his vocabulary either, but it soon will be.
Kate Chandler, who requires a service dog, desperately wants to forget her past. She works as a bartender at a historical hotel next to the Alamo in San Antonio. Young and tough, she uses the bar as a barrier so nobody will ever get close to her, again. There’s a problem, though. Nico who has been staying at the hotel has seen through the ruse. He makes a promise to her he intends to keep, that is, until the EMP interrupts his well-thought out plans.
A story filled with bravery and incredible courage, Unwanted World is a stunningly unique take on the chaos and the unraveling of society caused by the EMP. An epic tale with a twist on history and one with fascinating characters and electrifying intrigue proves once more author Chris Pike is the one to watch.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
About the Author:
Chris Pike grew up in the woodlands of central Texas and along the Texas Gulf Coast, fishing, hiking, camping, and dodging hurricanes and tropical storms. Chris has learned that the power of Mother Nature is daunting, from floods to category five hurricanes, to slippery ice or desert conditions. It pays to be prepared.
Currently living in Houston, Texas, Chris is married, has two grown daughters, one dog and unfortunately three overweight, demanding cats.
IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT BOOK 5: Chris is working diligently on Undefeated World, the fifth and final book of the series. There will be an epic reunion of all the characters and the cause of the EMP will be revealed. Estimated publication date is February 2018. Want to be one of the first to know? Email Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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