Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne


Dean, Alex, and the other survivors of the Monument 14 have escaped the disaster zone and made it to the safety of a Canadian refugee camp. Some of the kids have even been reunited with their families and are making tentative plans for the future. Then, Niko learns that his lost love, Josie, has survived …
For Josie, separated from the group and presumed dead, life has gone from bad to worse. Trapped in a terrible prison camp with other exposed O blood types and traumatized by her experiences,she has given up all hope of rescue.
Meanwhile, scared by the government’s unusual interest in her pregnancy, Astrid – along with her two protectors, Dean and Jake – flees the camp to join Niko on his desperate quest to be reunited with Josie.
In a stunningly fierce conclusion to the Monument 14 trilogy, author Emmy Laybourne ups the stakes even more for a group of kids who have already survived the unthinkable. Can they do so one last time?”


Firstly I’d like to thank the publishers for sending me this book to read and share my honest opinion. This is the final book in the Monument 14 trilogy (you can read my previous reviews here). I was looking forward to immersing myself in this dangerous and damaged world once more but I was also looking forward to finding out if the characters would find happiness – I do like a happy ending!

This author always seems to have a clever way of reminding you what happened previously, this time it was in the form of a letter to the editor of a newspaper.

Once again, desperation and hopelessness were the initial feelings I got from the storyline. I couldn’t even begin to figure out what was in store for these characters who I had taken to heart throughout the trilogy. Each of them attempted to survive in a world that was in utter turmoil and the atmosphere as they did this was extremely tense. Their survival instincts were amazing and as I thought back to what each of them were like in the first book I could see just how far they’d come.

The storyline got my heart pounding on more than one occasion, especially during some of the more unpleasant moments, and as it all came together towards the end there was still time for some unexpected twists – I was surprised to find myself crying as I read the final pages!

The final book in this gritty trilogy was compelling and emotional, a truly thought-provoking read.


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