The Lockdown has failed. The AM13 virus is spreading out of control and there doesn’t seem to be any way of stopping it. The Government announces its new plan—a sanctuary in an area completely untouched by the infected—as long as you can get there unscathed of course…
Wow this book was awesome! It was quite a bit different from book 1 (Lockdown), and I actually enjoyed the way this was done even more than the first! The story is told in three characters POV's and each one was completely different from the last.
Alyssa, the main female in this book, was much more likable for me, and less annoying. She was a teenage girl who always had a love for everything zombie. She learned a lot through watching movies and such about zombies, so often felt she was better prepared to face the apocalypse than others. She had spent a while alone after her sister turned, and things got lonely. It wasn't until she came across a group of survivors that she opened herself up and allowed others into her heart. Throughout her time with the group she was faced with many different struggles…both emotionally and physically. Her character was strong willed, and it was great to see her grow and come into who she really was.
Then there was Ethan…he was OCD to the extreme, and his character did irritate me quite a bit, but I believe that was the point. In many ways I felt bad for him, but in others I wish he had just been killed off by a zombie. Surely someone who could barely step outside without thinking he was being attacked by the virus could not possibly survive the zombie apocalypse…could he?
Lastly, you met Dr. Jones. His scenes were my absolute favorite. While many things with him and his situation confused me, and the ending left me with more questions than answers, the scenario he found himself in was quite intriguing. What was really happening??? I still do not know the answers to that even after finishing the book, but I have a feeling all will be revealed in book 3…at least I am hoping so! While his family, and other survivors, all boarded a plane to be taken to a safe place (away from the zombie plague), he was taken to a lab….alone…to work on finding a cure for the AM13 virus. Spending his days and nights with only "subjects" (humans infected by the virus who were in various stages of it, or ones that had completely turned) who seemingly blamed him for what was happening to them, he was all alone. He began a journal on the findings he came across, and possible theories, but his writings quickly turned to more of a personal one when things took a turn for the worse. When one subject was brought in that defied everything Dr. Jones had learned about those infected with the AM13 virus, they formed a friendship unlike anything else. It was heartwarming, and heartbreaking all at the same time.
Forgotten focused way more on the whole Zombie aspect, and had a lot more blood and gore without being over the top. The characters had a fantastic buildup and it was all around fun to read, and once again the storyline was awesome. The story itself ended up being quite a bit of a mindfuck (in a good way), and took many twists and turns that I did not expect. And, once again, the ending was one that left your jaw hanging down to the floor and your mind screaming "WHAT THE FUCK DID I JUST READ?!?!?!?!?!?" The author surely knows how to write an ending with an incredible shock value that leaves you NEEDING more. I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on the next book!!!!