Monday, August 14, 2017

The Last City; Logan Keys

Sixteen-year-old Liza was prepared to die from cancer, but instead she's been gifted super-strength. Since the undead plague, the world's gone crazy: Evil dictators, mad scientists, sick kids imprisoned on an island, and experiments that have created the stuff of myths and legends.
When Liza meets Jeremy Writer, an anarchist rousting the people to revolt, she has a choice to make. Risk imprisonment, or join the rebellion. And she finds she has a talent for enlisting allies to their cause.
Tommy's a normal seventeen-year-old boy, that is, until he's angry. The Underground's created super-soldiers to fight the regime holding the last city. But he struggles to contain his monster more and more, and Tommy wonders how much of himself will be left when they arrive. He's got too many who rely on him, to give up now.
If Liza can't help spark an uprising, and Tommy loses control before victory, then the last of the population will be purged, and freedom will be nothing but a memory

Title: The Last City
Author: Logan Keys
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian


Hello Fellow Readers,

I really wanted to like this book, the concept was really interesting and something new for me. The beginning was good, introducing Liza and Tommy. However the more I read the more disconnected I felt towards the characters especially Liza, reading her POV I just scoffed each time a character in her arc was introduced. Tommy’s POV was interesting but still not strong enough for me to form an attachment. This was disappointing because the story itself was good. It was written wonderfully, I just really did not like the characters so whenever something story driven happened to them, it didn’t have the full impact it should of.

I am not saying that Liza or Tommy was not strong or have strengths that people could like, and honestly I am not sure what I am looking for as protagonists in this story. I think that is another reason I couldn’t give them book my all, I was entirely unsure of what I wanted. Maybe if I reread the book it can give me a better understanding of what I wanted from The Lost City.

If you have read this let me know how you felt about the characters and if you had any favorites and why.

About the Author

Logan Keys says she’s not so much a writer as she is a soothsayer and preparer for those who are still blissfully unaware. Her stories aren’t dystopian but rather a warning for the next generation. When she’s not writing zombies, vampires, superheroes, and robots, she’s fighting against government over-reach and oligarchy using military tactics mixed with a little bit of poetry.

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