I've been reading this series over the last year and this is his newest creation. The kids have been alone for 8 months now. Some crazy stuff has happened to them during this time. About half the kids developed powers, the other half haven't. Creates a lot of tension.
So this book starts off where the last one left off. (I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll try to keep it vague.) They are low on water, so they send the MC out to search for water leaving the town in capable hands. That is until an old friend returns to seek revenge on the town. This book upped the tension with so many different problems. Water and Food shortages. New bugs that are nearly impossible to kill and if they bite you you become infested, people not trusting one another, humans vs mutants, and the list goes on and on. These poor kids have it rough.
The characters of this one are as good as they have been all series. Deep, realistic, emotional and their actions have weight behind them.
Lots of twists and turns and some sad moments, which makes me excited for the next book in the series. I give this book a solid 5/5. You should pick it up as soon as you get a chance, but after my friends book that comes out Tuesday the 7th of June. Possession by Elana Johnson.