Mini Review: Savage Drift (Monument 14 #3) by Emmy Laybourne

Title:  Savage Drift
Author:  Emmy Laybourne
Series:  Monument 14 #3
Publisher:  Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan
Publication Date:  May 6, 2014
Pages:  305
Format/Source:  Hardback/Purchased
Age Group/Genre:  Young Adult/Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic

The stunningly fierce conclusion to Emmy Laybourne’s Monument 14 trilogy.

The survivors of the Monument 14 have finally made it to the safety of a Canadian refugee camp. Dean and Alex are cautiously starting to hope that a happy ending might be possible.

But for Josie, separated from the group and trapped in a brutal prison camp for exposed Type Os, things have gone from bad to worse. Traumatized by her experiences, she has given up all hope of rescue or safety.

Meanwhile, scared by the government’s unusual interest in her pregnancy, Astrid (with her two protectors, Dean and Jake in tow) joins Niko on his desperate quest to be reunited with his lost love Josie.

Author Emmy Laybourne reaches new heights of tension and romance in this action-packed conclusion to the Monument 14 trilogy. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)

*Warning:  This is the third book in a series.  While I really don’t like spoilers, you might find some slight Book 1 and/or Book 2 spoilers in this review.*

As usual with any sequels, I’m going to just write a mini review for Savage Drift, listing some of my notes:

  • Bonus Points for the maps in the front and the back of the book! (50,000 points.)
  • I loved the kind of recap in the front in the form of a letter that Alex wrote to a newspaper to tell their story and to let their families know what happened to them.
  • The first two books had action right from the start, but this one was a little slow to get to the action.
  • With all of the books, I felt like some of the kids didn’t really act their age.  They acted way too young a lot of the time…
  • Some definite OMG and WTF moments!
  • Some nice twists as well.
  • Once again, I got a little teary-eyed at the end, and I hardly ever do that!
My rating for Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne:
4 stars.  I think I liked the first book the best, but I really enjoyed the series overall!
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Disclaimer:  I purchased this book myself.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.

1 Comment

  1. Brandi Kosiner

    August 14, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    The recap in a letter is an intersting way to handle

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