The Gardner by S. A. Bodeen

Book Description:

Published: May 25, 2010

Mason has never known his father, but longs to. All he has of him is a DVD of a man whose face is never seen, reading a children’s book. One day, on a whim, he plays the DVD for a group of comatose teens at the nursing home where his mother works. One of them, a beautiful girl, responds. Mason learns she is part of a horrible experiment intended to render teenagers into autotrophs—genetically engineered, self-sustaining life-forms who don’t need food or water to survive. And before he knows it, Mason is on the run with the girl, and wanted, dead or alive, by the mysterious mastermind of this gruesome plan, who is simply called the Gardener.

Will Mason be forced to destroy the thing he’s longed for most?
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I have really picked some doozies lately, and not in a good way. First there was the Camera Killer and now this one.

This book wasn’t totally awful, but I found it boring and a bit too sci-fi for me. While some things were pretty far out there some things were very predictable-like The Gardner being Mason’s father. I could see it coming a mile away and the ending was just too perfect.

I did not enjoy this book.

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The Last Town (Wayward Pines #3) by Blake Crouch

Book Description

July 15, 2014

Welcome to Wayward Pines, the last town.

Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town’s creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed.

But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond. It is a secret that has the entire population completely under the control of a madman and his army of followers, a secret that is about to come storming through the fence to wipe out this last, fragile remnant of humanity.

Blake Crouch’s electrifying conclusion to the Wayward Pines Series—now a Major Television Event Series debuting Winter 2015 on FOX—will have you glued to the page right down to the very last word.

Review –

This is one of my favorite series and with this being the last in the trilogy, the author did not disappoint. 

The “abbies” have been defeated and now the people left in town try to put their lives back together. They find out that the food stores are running dangerously low and Winter is coming when fresh food is non existent and so they have to make a decision.  Do they stay for as long as the food will last or do they try to move somewhere warmer, which would be very hard because of having to travel through “abbie” territory so they decide to do something that is the  last thing any one them would have ever thought they would do. They decide to go back into suspended animation for a length of time for the “abbies” to evolve into something that the humans could live with. I won’t tell you how long they stay in suspension but my mouth dropped opened when I heard the last few words of the audio book version.  I couldn’t believe it!   I wish the author would write another series taking up where this one leaves off.

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