The Worlds We Make
When Kaelyn and her friends reached Toronto with a vaccine for the virus that has ravaged the population, they thought their journey was over-but hope has eluded them once again. Now there is a dangerous group of survivors intent on tracking them down and stealing the cure no matter the costs. Forced onto the road again, Kaelyn redoubles her efforts to find a safe haven. But when the rest of her group starts to fall apart, the chances for her success grow slim. Kaelyn's resolve is strong, but is she willing to surrender everything in order to stay alive? Riveting action and characters full of conviction and courage will captivate readers in this final installment in the Fallen World trilogy.
- Hardback | 280 pages
- 150 x 218 x 30mm | 431g
- 11 Feb 2014
- Hyperion Books
- New York, United States
4Q 4P S The "friendly flu" has mutated into a deadly variation. Kaelyn Weber's dad was lucky enough to generate a vaccine for the virus, but he did not survive long enough to get it out to the general public. Kaelyn, only a teenager, and her group of friends set out from Canada on a trip to carry the life-saving vaccine to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. It is a treacherous journey. A ruthless gang called the Wardens is hunting the group down, fuel for automobiles is scarce, and infected people can be found anywhere, including members of Kaelyn's group. Adding to the hardship, there are only three samples of the precious vaccine, which must be kept cold in an environment with no electricity. Kaelyn must push herself to the physical and moral limits if she wants to save humanity, but it could mean losing herself. In the final installment of The Fallen World trilogy, Crewe paints a picture of a desolate world ravaged by a deadly virus. The breakdown of government and common courtesy is represented well, while Crewe still sows a seed of hope for the future. The character of Kaelyn carries the book-she is well developed, with a lot of depth and emotion. Readers will feel her struggles as she pushes past her moral boundaries in an effort to benefit humanity. They will also feel her loss and triumph. This well-written character is the heart of this solidly written selection.-Dawn Talbott. VOYA"
About Megan Crewe
Megan Crewe (www.megancrewe.com) finds writing about herself much more difficult than making things up. A few definite facts: she lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and three cats (and does on occasion say "eh"); she tutors teens with special needs; and-thankfully-the worst virus she's caught so far is the garden variety flu. In addition to the Fallen World trilogy, she is also the author of "Give Up the Ghost."
Our customer reviews
This series has taken my heart for a spin. There are moments of sheer terror, especially in the first book, The Way We Fall, where we're not sure if our main character will make it through. A virus threatening a small island, slowly escalating onto the main shore, seeping across Canada and creeping into the United States. When Kaelyn discovers a vaccine, she knows she must get it into the hands of the right people. Leaving the island with a small group of friends, she sets off across Canada, making her way to Toronto. The Lives We Lost reveals more challenges, more threats and more loss as the group gets closer to the CDC, hoping it can be the place to save them. The story concludes with The Worlds We Make, the final stretch and suddenly everything Kaelyn thought she knew about the CDC, those chasing her, and the vaccine, seems like a lie. There's no way to trust everyone and putting the vaccine into the wrong hands could be the end of it. This book is a game changer, as most finales are. Kaelyn is forced to act in ways she never thought she would, and her loved ones are dying around her. Fear of what's to come haunts everyone and there's no telling how long they will last in this new world. Trying to keep her group alive, they cross the border into the States, finding new means of surviving. Seeing the world change through Kaelyn's eyes is heartbreaking. She wants what's best for everyone, but she also knows she can't just let people walk all over her. She doesn't hesitate to use her gun on those that could cause her harm, and she vows to do anything to keep the vaccine safe. She does some things that she regrets, but don't we all when we are in life or death situations? Fear changes us, and in a world that is falling apart at her feet, it's hard for Kaelyn not to change with it. I understand all of her actions. I know it was hard for her to do some of the things she had to do, but she did it to survive, and in the end, she realized that that is not who she really is and she will do anything to make things right. Crewe has perfected the end of the world. Her virus is something that seems likely, a flu gone wrong, and the way that it has spread over the world into an epidemic is all too real. Think SARS or Swine flu and we know how quickly these things spread. The way humans act when suddenly they cannot get everything they want is haunting and truly realistic in the way she writes. We become animals, fighting for survival and not caring who we take down with us. Humans become enemies. Food is something you will kill for and knowing there is a vaccine could mean a certain death at the hands of someone who wants it. Kaelyn's life has changed drastically and suddenly she has to make some choices she never thought she'd have to make. She is brave, determined and eager to give the vaccine to someone who will use it for the good of the world. Crewe asks questions that we don't know the answers to until it's too late - how would you react if a flue took over? Would you stay the same or would you change into someone else? How do you hold on to humanity when there seems to be nothing left. You hope. You hold onto hope. And you try to survive.show moreby Jen