Will to Survive picks up seconds after the jaw dropping conclusion of Fight for Power. The choices made in the previous books are developed to their fullest here. It was a good idea to secured the 1,600 residents in the wake of the catastrophic global blackout five months ago. But that was five months ago. The neighborhood has survived all these months because it is very much like a fortress. However, Adam, his mother the police caption, and Herb, the retired government something or another, it’s classified, all must to come to terms that in order to survive the next 5 months they might not be able to do it alone.
Walters does an excellent job of exploring the divided we fall, united we stand theme throughout this book. While not less violent than the other books, it does explore more the idea that not everyone is bad and not everyone has lost their morals in this post apocalyptic universe. My ‘only’ complaints is that Adam‘s father mysterious return to the neighborhood is never explored. Walter’s discusses that Adam’s father has come home a changed man but we never get to learn how exactly he survived and how he walked back home. Otherwise, this was a very satisfying conclusion to the series.
I would definitely read another book or series by Walters. I just gotta get through my pile of to read books first… Who am I kidding??? Its more like a mountain now.