The Final Trade by Joe Hart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I am able to strongly empathize with the main character, Zooey. She has been through so much and has had to make some very difficult decisions that are terrible to live with. She is an amazingly strong but flawed woman in whom it becomes easy to invest. This plot is full of “two steps forward, one step back” for the group, a balance between bad and good. It’s excruciating mentally, especially as you become further and further invested in the characters, but it sinks the hook in deep and drives you to keep reading until the wee hours of the morning. Just like the first book in the series, I found this one hard to put down. Be aware that there are violent and gory scenes, so if you have a vivid imagination and are able to envision the scenes playing out, you should be mentally prepared. But if you read the first book in the trilogy, you will know what to expect.