Ani says: Book #4 of this series and I'm still loving it! The Infected are getting more mobile and nimble--not just wandering and eating, now they are hunting prey and climbing fences. Capt. Lee Harden's plan to split his forces sounded like a good idea in Book #3, but everything that could go wrong did. Now he's injured and reliant on others to pick up the slack. Most importantly, they must get rid of isolationist Jerry who is already injuring the people by not scavenging the area for antiobiotics and other valuable resources. Lots of shootouts, brave people, and idiots--just the way I like my war books. Next up will be some novellas that were published before Book #5. winnie says: Finally. The 5 star book this series has needed!I've grown kind of fond of "The Remaining" series. Not so much because the books are especially well written (they aren't), or because the plot is original (it's not), or because there's really much of anything new in the zombie genre. I honestly don't really kn...ow what's drawn me to the series or kept me so genuinely entertained. Overall, "The Remaining" hasn't been what I would call fantastic by any means, and the 3 previous novels failed to illicit anything past a 4 star review. By the 3rd one, I was afraid the overall arc of the story Molles was trying to tell had stalled and grown stale.In my review of "Refugees" I wrote: "So far, of the 1100 or so pages this series has encompassed, like 850 of them take place in Ryder. I don't know about other readers, but I want to get out and see the world. I don't want to be stuck in another "Walking Dead" isolation kind of deal". Thankfully, that is not the case with "Fractured". Yes, we are back in Ryder once again, though things are a lot different. Things have changed. People are scattered, the group is fractured (get it?). Everything has grown far more harsh and brutal...and that's where this book is heads above the previous 3. Of course the editing is better, the flaws are few and far between, and it's a beast at 708 pages, but it's the dark brutality, the hopelessness that is just in so much more abundance here.Nothing good happens in this novel. Nothing. Some lose ends are tied up, and some questions are answered (though, in typical Molles fashion, he leaves us with a HUGE cliffhanger question at the conclusion), but it takes a lot of deaths, a lot of hardships, a lot of bloodshed to get there. And that's why I can finally give a coveted 5 star rating. Zombie apocalypses aren't real (as much as we want that to be the case sometimes) and authors have a tendency to sugar-coat it, or make it seem far less horrible than it really is. Molles sure as hell doesn't back down. We get starkness and a gritty realism that few have failed to achieve.I can only hope that #5: "Allegiance", carries on the trend and keeps the tension ratcheted up to the red-line.MoreLessShow More Show Less
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Guest 5 years agoCan anyone find the rest of the series?