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Danger can be anywhere in the world between.

Trapped in the fairgrounds by zombies and circumstance, it’s impossible to move out—and tough to move on.

Whether romantic or platonic, changing relationships prove tricky for Rose, Tom, Clara, and Craig—never mind adapting to the new not-so-normal. Being surrounded by the undead is bad enough, but with a tyrant-in-training running their Safe Zone, it’s that much worse.

Still, it’s better than being eaten alive. And when the biggest threats are removed, it seems life with zombies is on the upswing. But there’s no margin for error in the world between—and sometimes the smallest threat proves most lethal.

©2022 Sarah Lyons Fleming (P)2022 Podium Audio

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Is this a zombie book?

Really disappointed. I liked the first book in this series. I’ve purchased every book available by this writer. Relationships between the characters are the focus of the stories with a zombie apocalypse backdrop. But THIS BOOK felt like the entire thing was written by a romance writer aimed for teens. Are there any zombies in this book at all? Not really. I had to stop a couple of times in annoyance. The only reason I finished this book was it was extremely expensive and I didn’t want my money to be wasted. But it was. I’m really disappointed. This storyline had so much potential. I just don’t get it. I think I’m done with this writer.

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Decent, but not near as good as previous series

The original series by Sarah Lyons Fleming (Until the end of the world) is one of my absolute favorites. I have listened to it several times over and I swear it just gets better with each listen. The second series, The City is also great.

This newest series does not quite live up to its predecessors though.  It is decent, however, the characters are just lacking a certain something. I would have loved to see more character development for more interesting characters like Lance and Gabe. Although Craig’s story was great in the first book, it was kind of a bore in this second one. I think the choice to have 4 narrators may have  watered the story down a bit. The storyline somewhat drags throughout and just isn't as compelling as it could be.

Although the Cascadia series is missing the same magic as the original, I still enjoyed it and will continue to listen to the complete series. I still recommend the series for anyone who loves survival/ apocalyptic  stories with well developed character arcs. Even though its not as great as the previous two, it is still worlds better than a lot other crap out there.

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Can't wait for the next one!!!!

How are 20 something people going to get by the broken down cars and the Lexers?... I'm now so attached to these characters that I actually lost sleep wondering how are Rose & Tom with family & friends going to move those cars without losing someone....this book of the series was especially hard to say goodbye to so many characters....even though Ethan wasn't so bad to say goodbye to....at least as an really iratting character he did something for his family.
Wow! We readers waited what felt forever....it's going to feel like an eternity for this next book....I Hope Sarah hasn't laft us wondering....
Thank you so much for your hard work, and amazing creativity....it's so good it's believable....
STAY STRONG ROSE!!!! 😀🌹

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Love Sarah’s books!!!

I am obsessed with all of her series! This one was great too, although I was definitely sad when it ended…I really wanted more! I always love her style of writing, the characters and of course this genre in itself! She always does a great job at blending everything together into a great story!!! Never stop writing!! ❤️❤️❤️ Jen L.

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Harlequin Romance book w/a smattering of Zombies

I loved the First book in this series but this was absolute romantic trash. I am so bummed....I held such high hopes but if she comes out with a third book, I'll be giving it a HARD PASS.

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Back and Forth, slow progression

I enjoyed Rose and Toms story along with the drama between rose and holly. Until the 3rd time they had the same argument with the same results. I wouldn’t have as much of an issue if they went different ways each time, but they pretty much repeat the same things each time. Clara on the other hand became entirely a drag to listen to. I enjoyed the slow romance between her and Jesse, but my god it’s been two books and 30+ chapters and nothing has happened. It’s the Rose and Holly problem on steroids. Every chapter she gushes over Jesse and talks about how it will never be possible for him to feel the same blah blah blah. It isn’t like Jesse’s feelings are written to be ambiguous. It’s the most obvious “these two like each other” story. So much so that I really started to dislike hearing Clara’s chapters. “I love Jesse so much oh he’s so good looking but it’ll never work so I’m going to be distant even though he’s given me multiple opportunities to say something about my feelings” pretty much sums up almost ALL of her chapters in this book. I’m cool with few outside the fairgrounds chapters if the stories between characters are written well, but it seems like the author genuinely has no idea where she wants some of the characters to go or develop. Good book, just a lot of the same stuff happening as the first book, I hope it changes with issue 3.

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Fantastic second book in the series

The performances were all as fantastic as the first audiobook, and the story was absolutely wonderful. If you enjoyed the first book, then you'll love this one just as much.

The growth and changes in the characters from book I've to book two are believable, realistic, and heartrending in places. I love these stories and cannot wait for the third.

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great listen

i need the next book!!! thisbone left more to be desired for sure. it wasnt as long as theb1st bit now i cant wait for the next

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Never ever disappoints

I just can’t pick a favorite from this author. Can’t wait for book 3!!! Hurry 😃

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Can’t get enough!

I can never get enough of Sarah’s books. She is an absolute genius and writes in a way that is never boring and always keeps you guessing. I devoured this book way too fast and will be reeling for more which can’t come soon enough.

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  • Tina Gillham
  • 08-09-22

fabulous book

I loved this book just as much as the first and indeed all of Sarah's books. she is the best. Do yourself a favour and read this

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  • Rachel
  • 07-17-22

Another corker from Sarah Lyons Fleming

Sarah’s books are filled with real and flawed people we can relate to and they are beautifully written. You get sucked into their world and cheer them on.
Enjoy x

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  • Sharon
  • 05-15-22

Sterling Instalment

Another great offering by Sarah Lyons Fleming. The characters are rich and yummy... satisfying and everlasting. The narration hand picked and perfect for each and every different personality. The whole book is a triumph from start to finish and weather this is your genre or not . I think you'll quickly find this is your author!

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  • Rhodri Williams
  • 04-03-22

Pushed the boundaries of rom v zombie

When I describe these books to people, it’s as a realistic but fun zombie story…with a dose of romance at times. This though was a rom book, with a dose of zombies.

Little things, like resources suddenly seeming unlimited & whole plots taking place without without a threat of the undead left a little bit of a bad taste. The romance in this really pushed me to my limits, & I’d have stopped if not for the credit accrued from the previous books.

Some of the rom got really…weird as well…

It has it’s moments, & the bits that are good are the classic scenarios you listen to these books for. I’m going to listen to the next in the series - so that should tell you more than the negativity above. Just pushing the boundaries of what made these great.

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  • hillary howard
  • 03-26-22

Good

I have really enjoyed all these books but this one was lacking more a romance that a post apocalyptic story . The characters is this series are not as good as the previous ones . Author is amazing though and really appreciate her view on this genre .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-23-22

Simply Stunning

Another epic masterpiece from queen SLF! Gripping from start to finish. Fantastic characters that you just fall in love with. Every time I read or listen to one of her stories I absolutely have to know what happens next.

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  • Steve from Riseley
  • 03-22-22

As good as I'd hoped

Having read book one I had been eagerly waiting for the release of book two. It didn't disappoint. More colourful characters and plot twists whilst underlying stories went in the hoped for direction. My only complaint is that now I have a few more months to wait for book three but at least I have this one to re-read which I'm about to do now.

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  • Julie
  • 03-20-22

And so the wait for Book 3 begins

I’m a steadfast fan of all Sarah’s books, cosy comfort amongst friends at the end of the world. I loved this book as much as the others and the narration was superb. Thank you Sarah!

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  • Kris
  • 07-11-22

Boring Filler

I enjoyed the first book but this book felt like a filler between books in the series and I was bored by it. Very little of significance happens. The narration is ok but generally the content could have been covered in a few chapters of another book in the series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-28-22

It's ok

I loved the other two series set in the same apocalyptic world, but this one was just lacking action. It was more about the characters relationships with one another then the usual zombie action. In saying that I would still listen to the next book in this series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-29-22

Great listen

Not the first book from this author I’ve listened to.
Loved the previous books. However, being set around the same zombie apocalypse, I unfortunately felt a sense of deja vu at times.
I’ll definitely keep an eye out for the next instalment when available, though.

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  • Margaret
  • 03-28-22

didn't disappoint

I really enjoyed it, now to wait for the next one in the series

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  • da_bunny
  • 03-17-22

SLF does it again

Who knew the zombpoc would be so emotionally charged? If you're new to the series, this is book 2 of the Cascadia series. There are 4 Povs in this series which work well together to weave a wonderful tale to showcase the best and worse of humankind.

We pick up with Rose and the gang at the fairgrounds safe zone and although it seems like everyone's trying to make the best of a really bad situation, there's always some real bad eggs that ruin everything. Nefarious plots come to light and soon, the daily routine that's been established at the safe zone in order to survive the end of the world comes to a horrendous end.

SLF takes us for a wild ride in this book and throws in heart-warming and heart-wrenching moments that readers experience through the perspectives of Rose, Tom, Clara, and Craig. Each pov is unique as it provides different opinions to enhance the story. The narrators are quite likable and the added nuances from the 4 different voices adds to the listening experience.

I can't wait for more! If you've not read or listened to the other books from SLF, I highly recommend that you do as all the books take place in this world. You don't necessarily have to read one series before starting the others which makes the books unique. Keep in mind, if you're interested in reading via publishing order, start with Until the End of the World series. The City series runs parallel to UTEOTW and the Cascadia series' time-line begins approximately a week or few days prior before the first two although it's her newest series. I am an extreme enthusiast of these books so have read/listened to them in publishing order and the very tricky time line order many times. These books have super staying power and hope more people get into them.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-17-22

Wanting more

Personally, I'm biased towards this series. I was so enthralled that I reached the halfway point and end far too quickly.

There were points that I felt happened so quickly and I think that's the point considering what age is being depicted.

I simply can't wait for book 3 and 4 to finish. I guess I will listen to this and book 1 on repeat til then. I'm far too emotionally tethered to cast at this point. I'm angry, happy and I have so many unanswered questions.