Wednesday, 6 June 2012
The Third Day, the Frost by John Marsden
Series: Tomorrow #3
Type: Young Adult Action/Adventure
After the tragic and unnecessary death of their friend Chris, the remaining five teenagers have spent several weeks hiding in their safe haven of Hell. As the intense search for them after the explosions they caused in Wirrawee lessens, they begin to crave action once more. Ellie and her friends decide to target the harbour at Cobbler's Bay, but the journey there and the attack on the most fiercely guarded location they've seen brings unexpected joy and tragedy.
This is the third book in the outstanding Tomorrow series (after Tomorrow When the War Began and The Dead of Night) which is annoyingly difficult to get hold of outside of Australia. The recent movie based on the first book has increased demand, and it appears all the books will be republished in the UK. This installment has all the action of the previous books and is full of twists and turns leading up to a shocking, tragic conclusion.
After the death of Chris in the previous book due to a drink driving accident, the characters are trying to make sense of their new smaller group and decide to lead their biggest attack ever. As they journey to Cobbler's Bay they are reunited with Kevin who was captured when he saved Corrie at the end of the first book. There are new dangers introduced, and a major twist I never saw coming that leads to the loss of a major character.
I've noticed a few reviews of the series as a whole that said it would have worked as a trilogy. While the ending of this book definitely ends one part of the character's journey, I would be disappointed if the entire series had ended here as far to much remains unresolved.
All in all, this was an incredible read and I can't wait to get started on Darkness Be My Friend.