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The Last City: Survival Thriller in a Dark Dystopian World (The Last City Series Book 1) by [Keys, Logan]
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"In The Last City, Keys has conjured a magnificently terrifying dystopian world worthy of Justin Cronin's Passage Series, but with a young adult flavor. Her work defies easy genre classification, but should be compelling to all fans of speculative fiction." Julian North Bestselling Author of the Young Adult Dystopian Age of Order

"HOOAH!!There's tons of fab stuff to love about this book. Though there are some common dystopian-ish themes, there are an array of elements herein which you will not find combined in any other book. With flavors of The 5th Wave and Lu's Legend, seasoned with a bit of Marvel-type superhero magic and mayhem, two normal teens go from average to extra-ordinary, following the wake of a series of cataclysmic events which alter their lives--and the world--forever. I love every single character in GOA. Well rounded and fleshed, full of surprises and juxtapositions, I felt as if they were real people, which helped me to feel every emotion, every trial, every heartbreak, and every triumph they encountered and endured." Best Selling Author Christina Rozelle The Treemakers Trilogy
"This is a call out to all those lovers of genre-bending! We've got a zombocalypse, an enormous fight for freedom from an authoritarian regime, cancer victims, hulk-outs, and even a bit of poetry and music.

What more could we ask for in a YA?

Um, we could always ask for and receive some actually nice romance. Yeah! Romance! Liza and Jeremy are so cute together! Maybe I'm just a sucker for writers who love musicians. Or maybe it's the purple eyes or the nigh-immortality or the sweetness in the face of all these hungry shambling hoards (and even the zombies!)

Of course, this book isn't all about the list of cool features or even the fact that we even get time to wage war with Tommy and hulk out as if we're all playing an awesome game of Resident Evil with a very, very generous dose of Alice In Wonderland. Cool, right?

And all the while Jeremy is out to free them all from the terrible yoke of the elite rich and their dangerous survival techniques. Come on! I *love* body mods. Of course, these kinds of body mods are a bit extreme, but what can we do! It's an extreme kind of world! :)

This book has great pacing and a lot of fun characters and action and character development, but none of that is quite as amazing as the end. Fair warning, however... these kinds of reveals might absolutely prevent you from avoiding the next book in the series. :) :)"  Top Goodreads Reviewer and Sci-fi Author Brad Horner

"We meet Liza on a prison island, not far removed from Alcatraz. Only it's for those children who are sick and dying. And Liza is ready. She's accepted her fate and she's ready to go. When suddenly, she allowed to go to Anthem. And things aren't much better in Anthem. The authority have everything under a tight scrutiny, and there she meets Jeremy and her whole world turns upside down. She's suddenly given purpose and a meaning. And it isn't because she's found a man, it's because of this man's purpose.

Then we meet Tommy Hatter. He's a weapon. Not just that he uses one, but he IS one. Only Tommy's weapon isn't easily controlled and doesn't discriminate when it's set loose. Tommy's only real friend is a young girl named Joelle. And she scares people more than he does.

These two stay apart throughout the whole book until the last couple of chapters. There isn't much in the way of romance, but this cross-genre book still reads like one. These two people are destined for greatness, even if they are only friends. (which I'm thinking is possible.)

I can't really discuss much in the book without giving away some major plot points. I will tell you, you're set up for the next book. I will also tell you that once you start on this book, you WILL.NOT.PUT.IT.DOWN. For reals. I read it all in one day. Not even the full day. Just a chunk of it. I'm probably going to read it again because I just KNOW I'm going to find something new and awesome about it.

Ms. Keys immerses you deep into her dystopian/post-apocalyptic world full of insanity and heart-break and hope. It's really hard to classify this book. It's definitely YA. After that, it crosses so many genre lines that it's almost impossible to just pick two or three other areas. I positively LOVE this book. There aren't enough words. For reals. So would I recommend this book, you may ask.....Why you ask such silly questions?!?!?! Of COURSE I do."
Tracy Vincent Best Selling Horror and Scifi Author

"This book is more than a book, it's like my nerd soul exploded and then regrew into a beautiful new nerd garden." Michelle Kluttz Reviewer
"Have you ever come across a book that crawls inside your soul from page one and obliterates your heart by the end? This book did that to me and so much more." The Book Curmudgeon

"This is not a book that you need to read while at work, because you will get very annoyed if you have to put it down...
I LOVED this book!! They way it sucks you in and holds on until you make it to the end then leaves you wanting more. The build up of the characters have you falling in love from the start and wanting to know what they will do next in the face of extreme circumstances. Warning it leaves you on a hanger that will slowly drive you mad wanting to know what happens next. " Paperback Crack
"Holy hell in a hand basket, it was amazing!" Undeniably Addicted to Books
"Remarkable, Amazing, Marvelous, Intense, Brilliant, Excellent, Mysterious, and Extraordinary just to name a few." Monica Pulliam Reviewer
I cannot wait for the story to continue -- and I think this story has potential to thrive as The Hunger Games Series did -- so if you liked The Hunger Games you really must read Gods of Anthem! Alpha Book Club
"The prose style in this book is constant throughout; it's unique, raw and refreshing. And though it pulls no punches it is so mesmerizing that you'll enjoy the story as much for the writing as you do for the plot." Lorraine Sears Amazon Top Reviewer for the UK and Author
"If you enjoyed books such as "The Hunger Games," "Divergent," and "The Forest of Hands and Teeth," you'll enjoy this novel." Author & YA Librarian Amanda McCrohan

"That climax! That ending! I need the next book now!" Author of Best Selling YA series Laura Thalassa The Fallen World Series 

 "Young adult dystopian like never before! Logan Keys knows her (stuff)! Post-apocalyptic world inhabited by the sick, the living dead, the soldiers, and the rebellion. The opening scene had me holding my breath, and I don't think I ever really caught it. This novel will hold you captive and keep you guessing until the very end. I cannot wait for the next installment!" Cheryl McIntyre Best-selling Author  
"So brilliantly written we could feel the emotion pouring out of the pages." BFDU Reviewers

"This is the YA debut novel for Logan Keys, and YA readers are going to LOVE it! The book is written in dual POV, and the way Keys did this was absolute genius. It kept me guessing and wondering and reading along just to find out why she did what she did.

I'll be honest. It's been a very long time since a novel surprised me, and this one did it more than once. I never saw some of these twists coming, and Keys did it beautifully.

Gods of Anthem is YA Dystopian and book #1 of a series. And it's gearing up to be a series no one will want to miss! On release day--which is still TBD--make sure to GO BUY THIS BOOK! Then come back and tell me how far your jaw dropped at the end." D Nichole King Best Selling Author

From the Author

As my first foray into publishing, Gods of Anthem, now named The Last City, was an experience of a lifetime. It wasn't until I'd actually finished it, that I realized just how large a scale we were talking about for Anthem, and now the other place that should not be mentioned.
Fans embraced the city, its problems, the girl, and her scars---the boy and his emotional trauma, and scars as well, without pause. It blew me away.
I can't thank you enough for your support. We literally started from the we're here.
We've begun our work on book three! My website and mailing list will have updates. Logansfiction dot com is where all of my freebies and such get posted as well. Please click on "Make me a VIP!" so that you stay in the loop!
I hope you enjoyed this series :)

Product details

  • File Size: 4059 KB
  • Print Length: 257 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Le Chat Publishing (July 2, 2015)
  • Publication Date: July 2, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ZUA2X3M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,256 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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