The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin | LJ Review

Readers who have been patiently awaiting the conclusion to Cronin’s sweeping post­apocalyptic trilogy (The Passage; The Twelve) are richly rewarded with this epic, heart-wrenching novel.
17059277._SY540___1456866192_38806redstarCronin, Justin. The City of Mirrors. Ballantine. (Passage, Bk. 3). May 2016. 624p. ISBN 9780345505002. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780804177641. F Readers who have been patiently awaiting the conclusion to Cronin’s sweeping post­apocalyptic trilogy (The Passage; The Twelve) are richly rewarded with this epic, heart-wrenching novel. The story picks up several years after the destruction of the Homeland and the evacuation of many of its citizens to Texas. With 11 of the 12 virals destroyed, a period of relative peace has settled on the landscape. Yet the remaining viral, Zero, still haunts the ruins of New York City, preparing for his final standoff with humankind. Of the believable and endearing characters the author created through three books, Amy, the Girl from Nowhere, as well as Peter, Michael, and ­Alicia, are all back for the finale. The story really shines when ­Cronin takes readers back to the beginning, before the virus reshaped the world, and explores the bonds among a trio of ­Harvard University undergrads that would ultimately lead to a global pandemic. VERDICT Not only does this title bring the series to a thrilling and satisfying conclusion, but it also exhibits Cronin’s moving exploration of love as both a destructive force and an elemental need, elevating this work among its dystopian peers. Bound to be in heavy demand by trilogy fans as well as those who appreciate Stephen King, Joe Hill, and Dean Koontz. [15-city tour.]—Amy Hoseth, Colorado State Univ. Lib., Fort Collins This review was published in Library Journal's March 1, 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35 percent off the regular subscription rate.
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estefena

It's moments like these the jealousy rises to atomic levels when readers get their eyes on books I'm coveting. Cannot wait for this last book! Sorry to see it end.

Posted : Mar 05, 2016 04:04


Janice

I must say that it has been a long time since a series has swooped me up and carried me away. I am thoroughly enjoying it. I have one problem with the Kindle editions, maybe someone can help--the pages that come before each chapter are not legible and I would like to know what they say. Thanks.

Posted : Mar 06, 2016 07:14


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