I’ve got two words to describe this story: Too. Short. It’s really good, packed with action and heart, and it was over in less than half an hour. (*sob*)
Here is where we find out what happened to the enclave after Deuce left –and it’s not a pretty picture. In short order, there is an uprising. And just when their forces are weakened by their own infighting, the zombies attack. Thimble and Stone turn to each other to survive and escape.
I love these two together. Both think themselves unworthy of the other, but they are both so wrong. Thimble struggles with her bad leg and Stone thinks he’s too stupid to be useful. Really, though, their bonds of childhood friendship have been something much more for a while –only, they could never act on it until now. Watching them finally come together tops off some great tension and makes for some good emotional payoff too.
Not to mention, there is plenty of action. Remember all those zombies. It was hard enough for Deuce and Fade to make it Topside and they were Hunters. Neither Thimble or Stone is trained and they are lugging his baby around.
This story is engaging, it moves fast, and made me feel. No small feat for 70 pages. I hope we see these characters again before the series is over.
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by Ann Aguirre
Release Date: February 20, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends