Thoughts by Brenda: The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin

The City of Mirrors (The Passage, #3)The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Read February 23-28, 2017

I devoured The Passage, soon after I inhaled The Twelve and held my breath till the end of The City of Mirrors. 2000 pages of dark joy, and expanding over 1000 years this trilogy has come to a rewarding end for me. I loved every moment of tension in this compelling and terrifying plot. What made this such a great trilogy for me was how Cronin was able to draw me into the story with such a large cast of characters, and had me emotionally engaged, caring for them and rooting for their survival.

In The City of Mirrors we see how our characters and the next generation of characters have dealt and found their place after the events of The Twelve. It started off a bit slow for me, and we see our characters have found some peace before all hell breaks loose and the virals are back. That’s when it got exciting and really good for me. From then on I was on the edge of my seat till the roaring, grisly, big event with a big payoff.

I would recommend reading all three books close together to really bond and see how these well developed characters grow and change in their fight to survive in such a terrifying world.

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