The Apocalypse does not end. The Changed will grow in numbers. The Spared may not survive. Even before the EMPs brought down the world, Alex was on the run from the demons of her past and the monster living in her head. After the world was gone, she believed Rule could be a sanctuary for her and those she’d come to love. But she was wrong. Now Alex is in the fight of her life against the adults, who would use her, the survivors, who don’t trust her, and the Changed, who would eat her alive.
First thing I would recommend is that you review the first book again if you read it a while ago or you'll probably be lost. I have to say that this book was pretty confusing at times. But the action was so good that I didn't even mind. There is so much going on in this novel and a lot of changing points of view. Although Alex is the main character we are able to see what is going on in other areas besides the one she is currently in. I couldn't believe the amount of gore in this one. The characters are unpredictable and may not necessarily survive until the end. You learn a lot more about The Changed than in the previous novel and just when you think you have things figured out another curveball is thrown your way. There was a lot of violence and excitement and everything finally culminates into an amazing ending that will leave you breathless and anxious to read the next one. I definitely recommend this novel if you've read the first, Ashes, and like zombie type novels.