Written by: Paula Limbaugh
Hmm, where to begin? Ok I guess I’ll start with book 1, The Colony: Genesis, it was a brilliant book which I reviewed for this site, then followed The Colony: Renegades another stellar read, another 5 star rating. Finally book 3 was released The Colony: Descent the story will come full circle, right? Nooo, it was not the end, we had to wait for book 4 and now we are at 5.
I really loved this series when it began, Ken Strickland is a schoolteacher who had to fight against all odds to find and save his family. They’ve been through a lot and still persevere but enough is enough. I feel that by book 4 the story should perhaps have been finalized as it almost seemed that the author was just milking it. Now with The Colony: Shift I’m am ready to say goodbye.
This latest entry (notice, I say latest, it’s still not finished) consists mainly of one long train ride. Ken finds himself tied up in a moving boxcar. Upon freeing himself, he sets out to find his family once again. With his so-called friends at the front of the train and the zombies climbing on to the back of the train, Ken has a rough ride ahead of him.
I know there are people out there that are going to disagree and you have that right, I’m just saying I personally feel cheated. When I read a book, I am investing free time that is a precious commodity for me. I want to be wowed and this no longer wows me. Of course there is a part of me that still wants to know, what’s to become of the children, will they become zombies or are they on the cusp of becoming a whole new breed. Oh yeah, I also want to know how the snow leopard ties into the scheme of things. Aah, maybe I will have to read one more book.
This isn’t a bad book; it just no longer excites me at the moment. Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts on this book or my review.