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The Rain brothers fight for the survival of humanity in Last Chance, the thrilling sequel to New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz's YA debut, The Rains.The New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X, Gregg Hurwitz, returns to Creek's Cause to follow the Rains brothers as they fight an alien threat that has transformed everyone over the age of 18 into ferociouThe Rain brothers fight for the survival of humanity in Last Chance, the thrilling sequel to New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz's YA debut, The Rains.The New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X, Gregg Hurwitz, returns to Creek's Cause to follow the Rains brothers as they fight an alien threat that has transformed everyone over the age of 18 into ferocious, zombie-like beings, in this thrilling sequel to The Rains.Battling an enemy not of this earth, Chance and Patrick become humanity’s only hope for salvation....

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Last Chance Reviews

  • Crazy4Books
    2019-04-25 10:37

    In this thrilling duology, brothers Chance and Patrick Rain, along with Patricks awesome girlfriend Alex, fight to stay alive after parasitic spores have infected everyone over 18 and transformed them into terrifying zombie like creatures. Determined to save their world they embark on a mission to uncover the truth about its origins and how to defeat it. Every monster has a weakness they just have to survive long enough to figure out what it is. I enjoy a good survival story and all the death made this an intense one. I loved the world and the explanation for the zombies. I was really surprised by how quickly I got attached to the characters. I thought the sibling relationship was heartwarming. The trio kicked butt togteher. I even got attached to clever little Jojo. I was so invested in the story that Bens selfish and cruel actions made me so angry I literally kept cheering for him to get eaten. He was a coward on a power trip with no morals whatsoever. I liked the leader of the group of survivors Dr. Chatterjee and how he kept the group from falling apart into chaos. It was refreshing to finally see some MS representation. I also freaking loved those dogs. I get so emotional when it comes to animals.Chance grows so much more confident and take charge throughout the 2 novels. I loved how he would come up with these crazy plans. Since we follow Chances journal entries and he idolizes his brother, Patrick came off as this stereotypical old cowboy hero. He's a man of few words that always swoops in to save the day. He even has a catch phrase: "I got it from here Little Rain." I still really liked Patrick and thought he was a great older brother. I just wish I would have a gotten a peek inside his head so he would feel more developped. I wasnt a big fan of Alexs romantic behavior towards Chance, but overall it didnt bother me too much. Besides that Alex was a strong and resourceful female character. The past tense diary style took me a bit to get use to, once I did I barely noticed it. The plot went in a direction that seemed way too convenient at times, but I liked how things ended. Some decisions felt down right stupid, like going back for more stuff way too many times at the hospital. Also if the scientist knew she was going to get infected then why didn't she take the injection. It doesnt make sense and wouldnt the Host have figured out there in the school already if they communicate. Despite my issues, the characters and non stop action gripped me until the end. I think this would be so fun to watch on screen.

  • Bookwraiths
    2019-04-07 13:45

    Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.My rating is 2.5 stars.Last Chance is the second volume of Gregg Hurwitz’s Rains Series, picking up the tale of brothers Chance and Patrick Rain as they struggle to survive the transformation of their peaceful town into a zombie infested war zone. While book one, The Rains, was all about the initial outbreak, this follow-up installment delves more deeply into the progenitors of the outbreak, their true motives, and the reason why the Rain brothers find themselves wanted men. And while all that makes Last Chance sound like just another entry in the ever growing horde of novels about zombie that isn’t exactly a fair assessment, because this narrative has a nice twist on the familiar theme, one which makes Gregg Hurwitz’s novel a nice change-of-pace read for zombie enthusiasts.Brothers Chance and Patrick Rain, along with a small group of fellow teens and a couple teachers, continue their struggle to survive after parasitic spores infect everyone over 18 years-of-age in their town of Creek’s Cause. But even more terrifying than the “zombies” are the dark clad figures who soon appear and seem to control them; these “Harvesters” (as the survivors call them) gathering up children and teenagers, taking them to areas where the brothers know unspeakable things are being done to them.As this narrative begins, Chance Rain is alone, having survived the survivors’ attack on the Harvesters base, but now separated from everyone else. He is determined, terrified, and wishes that he was as tough as his older brother, because he realizes it is only a matter of time before he is captured and taken back to the “Hatch Site.”The story that follows is all about Chance Rain as he fights Harvesters, interacts with the other survivors, and slowly learns what is so special about himself and Patrick that everyone (Harvesters and other survivors) seems to be looking for them. The revelation of exactly why just as surprising and distressing as the outbreak itself!Not being a huge fan of zombie stories, I was a little wary of this book. I mean, the story of people attempting to survive the collapse of civilization after a zombie outbreak has been done before, right? I seem to recall some comic series and television show called The Walking Dead touching on that and being kind of a big thing in the recent past. But I was quite surprised how Gregg Hurwitz was able to surprise me, overcome my doubts, introduce me to me some interesting characters, and entertain me with his new spin on this old theme.The point-of-view character here is, of course, Chance Rain. The story told through journal entries. And even though it did take me a few chapters to get use to the style, I very quickly stopped noticing, focused on Chance with his tragic past, his deep devotion to his fellow survivors, and his desire to be as tough as Patrick. Quickly, his warm relationship with other survivors and his troubled interaction with some bad apples made me care about everyone here even if I only knew them through a few journal entries. Hell, even Dr. Chatterjee, the teacher turned survivor leader, became more than a soon-to-be-eaten extra and instead became an interesting guy dealing with insurmountable terror and expectations. All these people quickly becoming people I cared about, which made everything which transpired next more emotional.As for action, there is more than enough of it here. The author delivering just enough to keep the more character driven stuff from growing stale or boring, but never so much that you felt like you were on a runaway roller coaster barreling out of control. And, sure, the narrative had that whole “if-things-are-going-good-you-know-someone-will-soon-end-up-getting-eaten” kind of thing, but it’s a zombie book after all, so I sort of expected that.The only negative to me was the scientific elements of the story. Specifically, I’m talking about the how, why, where, et cetera of the plague, the Harvesters, and their ultimate plan. Certainly, Hurwitz attempts to insert tidbits of scientific expositions into the narrative in a normal way, slowly educating a reader on the science, and make it seem plausible, creative, and horrific in equal measure, but for me, it never really fit together in a rational way. Yes, I understood the science. No, I never felt like I was dealing with info-dumps about it. Yeah, it was a creative concept. Yet I never felt convinced by any of it, compelled to believe this could really happen tomorrow in my own town. Instead, what kept going through my mind was “So this is really what we are going with here?”Overall, I found Last Chance to be an entertaining read; the novel having a great mix of action, banter, feelings, romance, and horror to keep you flipping pages. Certainly, Gregg Hurwitz is striving to connect with lovers of young adult stories set in a post-apocalyptic world, but most anyone who enjoys fast-paced, exciting books would find this a worthy read.I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. I’d like to thank them for allowing me to receive this review copy and inform everyone that the review you have read is my opinion alone.

  • Olivia-Savannah Roach
    2019-04-12 13:45

    When I was offered the chance to read and review Last Chance I literally couldn’t have been happier! After reading and reviewing the first book, The Rains, and loving it, I was beyond curious to know how everything would go down. Did this book manage to live up to my standards from the first one? Absolutely. In fact, somehow, it exceeded them.What you must love about Hurwitz is that he knows how to write action into his stories. This is set during an apocalyptic alien invasion. It’s pretty much the end of the world and the main characters are fighting for survival. Action scenes can be hard to get right, and can sometimes lean on to being too movie-like, but Gregg Hurwitz knows what he is doing with this book. The action had me racing to know if they would be able to survive, and the suspense rose higher and higher with every single turn of the page. I was literally at the edge of my seat!I must say that sometimes you saw something bad was going to happen. This book had the classic ‘if something is going right you know whatever happens next will go very, very wrong’ kind of thing going on. But I didn’t even mind that, because what made the tension rise was the fact that somehow, things always managed to get worse in ways that I didn’t expect.I’ve gone on and on about how action based and plot moving this book is. That is something that often puts me off, as a character driven reader. But I have to say that the characters are done wonderfully here too. I already cared about all of them from the first book in the series, and everything I loved about them was amplified. The two main characters are brothers who really love each other and have a very exclusive, special relationship with each other. It doesn’t get mushy (when does it ever get mushy between brothers) but you can still feel the love they have. In this novel, that relationship gets heavily tested, and the theme of family stood out more.Of course, there are secondary characters who are very involved like Alex, and all the rest of the kids too. What made reading this one so difficult was that all the characters were so fleshed out and realistic that I didn’t want any of them to die. But hey, this is a survival story, and some people have gotta go. (So be prepared to have your heart ripped out and handed back to you, in the best way possible.)Just when you think the book can’t get any more perfect than it already is, it does. Hurwitz somehow manages to take the scientific and factual element of this novel (how the aliens work, why they are invading, etc) and insert it into the YA side of things perfectly. Never did I feel like the science was beyond my understanding, and never did it feel like an info-dump. Somehow, Hurwitz weaves it perfectly into the story and clearly shows how researched and well thought through this novel is. Honestly, the science behind it is genius and makes so much sense.On top of that, I feel like the writing style couldn’t be more ideal for this kind of novel. It’s written in a journal kind of form. It works because we really get to hear Chance’s (the main characters) voice shine through the novel. Hurwitz also manages to play around with the diary form to include a second perspective. When I first read it, I wondered how that could fit into the novel. But reading a bit further on made me understand its importance and how it worked. Just more bestowing of genius on the author’s part.There was a bit of a cliché used when it came to the romantic element in this novel. I don’t want to put you off in the slightest because romance does not take the forefront in this novel (there’s too much trying to save their own lives and stop the alien invasion going on.) But it is there. However, it wasn’t presented in an annoying way and made so much sense that I didn’t even realise it was a cliché trope until I’d finished the book.FINALLY, if my review has not yet managed to convince you, let me tell that this book has humour and banter in it. Despite the characters fiending for their lives, they know how to laugh. Reading had me smiling behind my hand, so no one could see that I wanted to crack up because of my book.This novel is a new favourite of mine. What are you waiting for? Go read it!This review and others can be found on Olivia's Catastrophe: http://oliviascatastrophe.com/2017/11...

  • Justine
    2019-03-28 08:54

    2.5 stars This was pretty much a repetitive, boring gore-fest. The first book, The Rains, wasn't great literature or anything, but it was interesting enough that I wanted to see how it ended. I probably should have just skipped through to the last chapter on this one to find out.

  • Janie Johnson
    2019-04-20 07:27

    I received this book in exchange for a honest review. I was not aware of the fact that it was book 2. I now may have to look for book one because I enjoyed this one so much. This a YA post apocalyptic thriller set in the small town of Cause Creek. The storyline was pretty amazing, it kind of reminded me of the Joe Ledger series with all of the bio warfare. It was written so well and it was so believable that it had me in hyper drive for most of the story, I just could not put the book down. There is a lot of great action and excitement that makes the adrenalin pump that is for sure.Love the characters in this book. They are very well developed even though I have somehow missed the first book. Most of them are 18 years and younger and have a lot to deal with since most of their families are either dead or transformed into the very monsters that these kids have to fight against. All of them are very believable and I love the individual personalities. There are also those few who want to cause problems for the majority so it gives this a dystopian feel as well. Overall a very good read especially if you like Post apocalyptic books. I will definitely be looking for the first book to this series and I will go out and buy a finished version of this one.

  •  CCAM&GZM
    2019-04-13 14:34

    For this event I had to review only the second volume, Last Chance, but in order to have a complete idea, I read the first volume too, The Rains. The books are part of The Rains Brothers series by Gregg Hurwitz and I think it’s proper for you to read both of them. Howbeit, it seems normal to me to read the volumes in order without skipping a volume; the series has only these two volumes and the effort will not be too big.Apocalypse... I realize that some of you now may start to roll your eyes, but don’t jump to conclusions. Perhaps you have been bombarded too often with more doubtful works, but I tell you that this time you don’t need to worry. Anyway, the main topics of the literature after some treaties are not more than 7, after other a few more or a few less. From whatever point we would look at this issue, we don’t have a clear way out. It's like we would say not to write or read love stories anymore. Do you think this could be possible? The same thing happens with the idea of the end of the world and the one of the Creation that come from the earliest moments of human existence. Do not worry, I will not talk to you here about cosmogony or eschatology, I just wanted to give you an example. Back then, the Man wrestles with the Gods or his fellow men. Now, as also as in our book, we're hustling with zombies, viruses, aliens, or who knows what a monster more or less laughable, or ... again ... we fight between us. That would be the only point of congruence over time.Today's book, Last Chance, is especially aimed at young adults, but I tell you that you can read it very well, with no problem, even if you are past their age.It is a well-written work, with nerve, tension, emotion and quite a lot of surprises. It has a linear deployment, but it has an interesting construction like a wave of scenes type. The scenes accumulate force, explode, after which the writer will give you a little respite. A respite that will last only as long as you need to turn the page, because you’ll not have much of inertial scenes, descriptions or internal dialogues. The characters are well contoured, and the relationships between them are crafted with skillfulness, even with boldness from time to time.One thing is clear: the author will not lose the reins. He will take you to hundreds of pages gallop and you will not regret it for a moment!So: I’ll not touch the subject, (if you want a book synopsis you could find it below or on Goodreads or Amazon…) it’s enough for you to know that it's about the end of humanity, the main heroes are adolescents, but ... we should leave the surprise to hover. Read the book and you’ll find out a good story!Enjoy!PS: you know, Apocalypse means Revelation and not the end of the world, but…http://mythicalbooks.blogspot.ro/2017...

  • Stephanie Ward
    2019-03-28 07:50

    'Last Chance' is the second installment in the Rains series - a young adult science fiction series that readers are sure to love. Since this is the second book, I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Rains, beforehand. It's easier to understand what's happening and you'll get a chance to know the main characters. That's just my own opinion though. Right from the very start, this book was filled with non-stop action. There seemed to always be something happening, with no time to even breath. I could almost feel the fear and adrenaline that Chance was experiencing. The story is told from Chance's point of view, in an interesting form where each "chapter" was a separate "entry" - like in a journal of sorts. I liked how the author incorporated this writing style and I loved that it was told from the first person POV. By the end of the book, I felt very connected to Chance and even to the other two main characters - Patrick and Alex. All three were well rounded with distinct personalities and traits that made them feel very realistic. They had flaws like everyone does, and I felt that made them all the more accessible to the reader. They all had very close relationships with one another and I liked watching them grow and change as separate characters as well as with one another. The plot was hardcore action with lots of fighting and aliens. That normally isn't my cup of tea, but the author did such a fantastic job of bringing it all to life in front of my eyes that I couldn't stop reading. I wanted to find out more about the aliens, their purpose, what they wanted - everything. It was very well written and even though it obviously science fiction, the author managed to make it feel real and I was right beside Chance and the others throughout the whole thing. I definitely recommend this book and series to fans of the genre - especially those who love aliens and loads of action.Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Kathy Martin
    2019-04-12 07:52

    This sequel to THE RAINS is an action-packed, thrill-a-minute science fiction adventure. Patrick Rain, his younger brother and the narrator of the story Chance, and their best friend Alex are among the few survivors after the alien invasion. The invasion immediately turned anyone over eighteen into a sort of zombie. Anyone who turns eighteen is also infected. Patrick is the exception.Chance had an encounter with an alien rebel who tells him that he and Patrick could be the saviors of the Earth but they need to stay alive long enough to find out how. Worst of all, Alex only has a month or so before her eighteenth birthday. The kids have gathered a few remaining survivors into the high school but among the survivors is Ben who is Patrick's rival and who wants to take control of the group. Not only are they fighting aliens but among themselves. The story keeps building excitement as the kids face test after test and danger after danger. Hope and despair seem to alternate. I enjoyed the relationship among the three main characters. Both of the boys love Alex who also loves them both. The bond between the brothers is strong. Chance idolizes his big brother Patrick who has always been there for him. Fans of dystopias, science fiction, and stories with great characters will enjoy this series. However, read THE RAINS before tackling this one.

  • Carol Suraci
    2019-04-26 15:45

    Mr. Hurwitz did not disappoint! LAST CHANCE was an enjoyable, fast-paced read. Both young adults and adults will enjoy the RAINS series.

  • Phillip III
    2019-04-05 10:51

    Last Chance is the second book in a young adult apocalypse series. The first was Rains. This is one of those times where you definitely need to read Book 1 before diving into Book 2. Last Chance picks up right where Rains left off. The characters are already established, as is the plot. But don't worry. Both are quick, quick, and relentless reads!So let me see if I can sum up what is going on without giving much away. I don't want to spoil the surprises for those reading this review who have not yet started the series. Think . . . zombies, but then immediately get rid of that thought. Because this book has nothing to do with zombies. Not really. So, maybe, think Mars Attacks. Then again, no. This has aliens, but it is nothing like Mars Attacks. (How am I doing so far?)When an asteroid hits a field in the center of the heart of farmland country, it isn't long before everyone realizes it was no meteorite. Only by then, it is already too late. Seeds from the crash get taken by the wind. Spread. Stalks shoot up. Spores are released. People are immediately infected. Those over eighteen. The adults became remote operated hosts. Their job? Round up the kids.The alien lifeform needed the kids. They were injected, placed in cocoons, became husks, where Hatchlings can grow inside them. The aliens were trying to take over the planet, and the way things were going, had a good shot of getting it done!In Rains, the Rains brothers, and Alex, might have won the battle, but now it was up to them to win the war! Patrick Rains, Chance Rains, and Patrick's girlfriend, Alex, are holed up in a now abandoned school with the remaining children from town. They continually put them selves at risk trying to gather as much information about the enemy as possible. To do so, they venture beyond the safety of the school for their recon missions.When Chance encounters a rebel drone, he learns something obscure and startling. The aliens know about the Rains brothers. The survival of the planet depends on them. Their selfless bravery will not come without sacrifice. With so many kids about to turn eighteen )and become hosts), the Rains have little choice in the matter. Time is of the essence. Every day that passes, another eighteen year old is lost . . . forever. The Rains know they must do what needs to be done in order to save the world!Littered, I mean L.I.T.T.E.R.E.D. with action, and suspense, and tension, and horrific scenes, Last Chance falls under the old cliches of "page turner," and "non-stop action." There is no other way to put it. I have been a fan of Hurwitz for some time, plowing through his "adult" novels for years. The Rains series might be considered young adult, but there is nothing childish about these books. The characters are well drawn, in-depth, and compelling. You love the ones he wants you to love, and you hate the ones he wants you to hate.My opinion? Do yourself a favor. Start with Rains. And then Last Chance. Then you will be like me (because I can almost promise you will read them fast), stuck waiting around for Book 3 . . . because, oh yeah, there had so better be a Book 3!Phillip TomassoAuthor of Assassin's Promise,and Damn the Dead

  • Annette
    2019-03-30 14:39

    For teens who can't get enough of books with non-stop action, Last Chance will be sure to please. Last Chance is the sequel to The Rains, so you may want to read that review first. There may be spoilers ahead...We pick up where we left off in The Rains. Chance, Patrick, and Alex are trying to survive while trying to save the world. It is one ordeal for them after another.I feel pretty much the same about Last Chance as I did The Rains. Here's what I said: For the young adult intended audience, The Rains is a non-stop thriller. For a somewhat jaded adult reader like myself, it was just kind of "more of the same."Last Chance is just one near-death, thrilling escape after another. It does keep you turning pages, but for me, there was a bit too much of that and not enough plot movement. The teens just get way too many lucky breaks. When the plot does move, it's a good one with more unexpected twists and turns than The Rains, which is why I actually liked Last Chance better.I like the premise, the apocalyptic tension, and Horowitz gives pretty good explanations, reasons, and solutions for the situation. I thought the "bullying" aspects were also overdone. How many times did Ben and his gang attack one of the main characters? (Too many...)Hurwitz isn't afraid to kill off characters -- in horribly gruesome ways. So be warned. No one is safe.There is a not-entirely-happy but hopeful resolution. This series (a duology!) is a good one for reluctant readers who love action and can handle the gore. They should start with The Rains first.

  • P.M.
    2019-04-14 11:42

    Imagine being genetically engineered before your birth and learning that your purpose in life is to sacrifice yourself to save humanity! That is what the Rebel tells Chance and Patrick Rain. They must use the Serum which only they can disperse to wipe out the Queens, Drones, Harvesters, and Hatchlings. The only drawback is that they must explode just as the Hosts did to spread the alien spores which wiped out everyone over the age of 18. What a choice for two teenagers to make! I really liked this book - especially the relationship between Chance, Patrick, and Alex. Each of the three was willing to give up everything for the others. The relationship between the brothers was pure sibling love as Patrick often said, "I got this, little brother." And Alex and her hockey stick? She may have been Unnamed Girl to the Rebel but everyone else knew her name. I hated to close the cover.

  • Victoria Perkins
    2019-04-20 14:42

    I had waited for the second book in The Rains series to come out for what felt like an eternity and being left on such a cliffhanger in the first book killed me inside but... LAST CHANCE DID NOT DISAPPOINT. For the first chapter, I really couldn't remember what was going on having read the last book what felt like ages ago but I jumped right back into the storyline soon enough and it all came flashing back. The whole book is packed with action and extremely fast paced. How could there ever be dull moment with the iconic trio? At one point I nearly threw the book across the room: thats how involved I felt with the characters. After spending half a month on the first half telling myself I would slow down and enjoy it, I finally gave in and read the rest in one night. Enough said, the book was amazing. A last note: if you've read The Fifth Wave and liked it, you'll absolutely fall in love with these books!

  • Dyane Forde
    2019-04-18 11:53

    Great ending to the story. The love-triangle drama weighed down the story for me and I found myself wishing the narrative would move on to the action. But, it does serve a purpose and makes for a poignant, though predictable, ending. The over-use of incomplete sentences also became tedious (a point I had also noted in book 1).BUT none of that detracts from an exciting story, great characters, and an interesting premise. Not to mention, the writing was very, very good. Looking forward to reading more books by this author.

  • Wolf (Alpha)
    2019-04-22 12:46

    I really enjoyed this book. I like how Chance wasn’t going to give in to Ben. I like how Jo-Jo saved the kids when the Hosts got in. I hate how Ben tried to bargain with the queen for his life. I am glad that Chance and Patrick were both willing to give up their lives to save everyone else. I hate how Patrick had to die but I’m glad that he was able to save everyone under the age of eighteen. I rate this book five stars.

  • Casia Courtier
    2019-04-01 11:44

    I received an ARC from Tor Teen via Jean Book Nerd Blog Tours for an honest review. What follows is my opinion. I wasn't compensated at all.Talk about an edge of your seat action packed read. I don't think I've ever read a book by Hurwitz before this one, but now I think I'll be looking into more. Even though this is a second book (the first of which I hadn't read), I wasn't pulled away from the story and I wasn't pulled away from the characters. The book instantly begins at a high emotional and action scene. We are being dragged with Chance towards the current Drone base of operations. Right off the bat, you see what exactly was at stake and throughout the book, we learn what could possibly save the world from total destruction.A science fiction/horror, this book doesn't hide away from gore. If anything, it is gore galore. All within reason, mind you. I was at the edge of my seat reading, reading during meals, and even reading past my usual bedtime. All because I wanted to see what was going to happen with Chance, Patrick, and Alex. Even right now, the book is fresh on my mind, pushing back anything else but to write this review. I'm not even sure if I finished processing what I've read to make a good opinion, but this book really grabbed me and took me on a wild ride.I'm not a huge sci-fi fan, but apparently I love the post apocalyptic reads with aliens taking over. This book does remind me of another author I've read, but the stories aren't too similar. It's just the emotions from that author (N.W. Harris) and Gregg Hurwitz's book are very similar. If you love one, you'll love the other, that's all I meant.That said... holy cow. This is definitely a great ending to a story and an ending that you don't necessarily need the beginning of to feel and witness all that happens. A definite read for new and old readers of Gregg Hurwitz. I'm going to have to read something fairly light now.

  • Seema ♥Nerdgirl♥
    2019-04-18 12:37

    Well, okay. After reading The Rains, I was so excited for this sequel. I hoped it would be my favorite sequel, but to be honest, the ending wasn't as I hoped it would be. The beginning seemed promising but then, near the ending things started getting boring involving fighting with Hatchlings and Hosts. Things like that! I like sci-fi, but they're a bit hard to understand sometimes. I felt so sad when (spoiler!) Patrick died in the end. Damn Hurwitz! Why did you do this to me? This book was sadder than the first one. Many of the characters I knew died. The only thing I loved about this book was the brotherly love and friendship.

  • Kim (iScream Books) Markett
    2019-04-09 09:42

    This is a great book for boys to read. It’s very sci-fi but also very heart pounding and original. I enjoyed its fast pase and that in the end it is an ending that makes you content.

  • Sandra
    2019-04-16 14:26

    My heart my heart. High octane thriller from one moment to the next. Patrick, the perfect older brother with his patented, "I got it from here, little brother." And Chase, the steadfast brother with a pack of loyal and fierce dogs. Perhaps the toughest of all, Patrick's girlfriend Alex, with her sass and hockey stick. They make an unbeatable trio facing the worst zombies ever.

  • BookLoversLife
    2019-04-03 11:39

    My poor heart!!! This book broke me at times, but it was also.... I don't know.... emotional I suppose is the word I'm looking for because so many of them ran through me while reading.I so want to talk about the plot but I can't because it will spoil it!! This one sees the clock ticking closer and closer to Alex's birthday and they now know for sure that she isn't immune to the virus. Patrick and Chance know as well, that they are humanities last hope, but surviving isn't easy, and with the hatchlings running around, it just became a whole lot harder!!As I said in my review of the first book... how had I not heard of this series before!! It was amazing. This book was everything. It was action packed, exciting, thrilling, edge of your seat and an absolute rollercoaster. It broke my heart, gave me hope and then just went and broke it all over again! I laughed, I cried (a lot) and I shouted and swore at some of the characters.. well one in particular! It was an entertaining and exciting read and I want to shout at everyone to go read it.These characters were amazing. The brothers are among my favourite characters ever and I absolutely adored their relationship. I loved how they looked after each other, I loved how strong Patrick is for both Chance and Alex and I loved how Chance tried to protect Patrick too. They have had to grow up really quickly but there are times they still act like kids, and it felt real.In all, a brilliantly written and developed book and one that will firmly stay on my favourites shelf. I devoured this and even though I think it's a duology, I'm really hoping we might see the characters again. I definitely need to check out more from this author.

  • Sarah
    2019-04-10 09:35

    I really enjoyed this book, action packed, well thought out and detailed, kept you interested. I won this book in a giveaway so I had not heard of the series before. Needless to say I have The Rains on order, lol.

  • Sandy
    2019-04-02 12:28

    I'm only half way through this book and can't tell you how much I like it--- no love it. it's one of the best books I've read a in a very long time. I highly recommend it. I can't wait to finish it. I will definitely be looking in more of Mr. Hurwitz's books.I received this book free in a goodreads giveaway but that most definitely didn't influence my review.

  • Stephenee
    2019-04-02 10:44

    *I received a copy of this book from the publisher, but that in no way affects my review or opinion.* This is book 2 in The Rains series and you really need to read book 1 to fully understand everything that is going on. This is the continuation and conclusion to book 1 (The Rains). This is not author Gregg Hurwitz's usual genre, however, he knocks it out of the park!This story starts off right where book 1 ends and the reader has no problem picking right back up where they left off. The story that the reader makes up in their mind doesn't even come close to the actual story that the author creates for us. This book will get the reader on a roller coaster ride of emotions - be prepared to cry, ugly cry, yell, scream and at times want to curse the author. The ride is unpredictable and is not one in which the reader will be able to figure out. Be prepared to go through loops, curves, twists and turns and barely make it to end without being proven wrong on more than one occasion. Be prepared to do nothing else once you start reading this book - It will grab your attention and there will not be a stopping point for you. You won't want to stop at any point...you won't want to leave the story, the world the author creates or Big Rain, Little Rain and Alex...you will need to know what happens next!! This is one of the best 2 book series that I have read in a long time - don't let the alien/zombie aspect stop you from picking up this book - They are epic - think Stranger Things on crack and you have this series. **Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official. For more information regarding our reviews please visit our Fansite: www.facebook.com/NerdGirl.ng **

  • Sharon
    2019-04-12 08:28

    Author Gregg Hurwitz has taken readers back to Creek's Cause with Chance and Patrick Rains, brothers who have been struggling to help fight an alien threat that has transformed everyone over the age of 18 into horrific beings. As their small group of survivors start to age, with Patrick's girlfriend Alex getting dangerously close to turning 18, will the brothers be able to stop the threat before it is too late for all of them? When help comes in the most unexpected way, will Chance and Patrick have the courage to do what is right for them all?Last Chance starts where The Rains left off, with some of the same foes and issues. The threat from within got pretty tiresome, but I am glad that the author gave the series some movement towards the end of the novel. I am curious to see where the series goes into the future, especially in regards to the aftermath of the events described in Last Chance. I would recommend that readers, who are new to the series, start with The Rains, as the continuity of the story would be lost.

  • Athena
    2019-04-18 14:28

    I personally found this book to be an interesting read. It was detailed, and had clear ideas what was going on all the time. A few times I did believe the details of the more gory parts were a little extreme, though it was easy to get over and fit with the idea of the story well. I enjoyed the fact that not all of the book was suspense and/or horror, but included some comedy, something to laugh about. To make the characters act like people of their age. The beginning and ending both caught my interest. They were both equally well done, and made sure it stayed strong. As well as the setting, so it had a smaller general area and could understand from their small town point of view. Instead of putting it into a travel the world type scenario that seems to go overboard. I feel that many people who might like adventurous stories would enjoy this particular one, or someone who likes the whole "world ending" scenarios. Not to mention those who love dramatic scenes and suspenseful moments.

  • Brianna
    2019-04-02 15:29

    O.O What. The. Hell. Are you kidding me?! This book.....was not scary. At the end, it was just SO SAD. Did anyone who read this cry? Asking for a friend-AHEM-in case you were wondering...heh...heh.... SO YEAH. THAT...JUST HAPPENED....HEM..... One think I would change is.....the end. It was really sudden. Like, no HAPPILY EVER AFTER more like just a YOU FIGURE IT OUT. BOOM. BYE. -Sob Sob Such a good book- -Sob Sob Alex why did you go hitting on Chance- -Sob Sob I thought PATRICK was yo man- -SOB SOB MAKE UP YO MIND- -sniffle sob never mind the author took care of THAT little problem-

  • Gavin
    2019-03-31 09:34

    Liked it and liked it a lot, not sure if I would give it the full 4 stars but absolutely worth reading as a sequel.The thing that kept me reading was the connection between Chance and his holder brother Patrick. OK this is targeted at YA, but I think that (sparkly vampires aside), the YA genre right now is producing some great books.Definitely worth a read and with the same short snappy "just one more chapter" nature of his more adult oriented books.Glad that humanity has people like Patrick Rains in their corner!! :-)

  • Vee Quarry
    2019-04-18 15:36

    Patrick and Chance Rain have the opportunity to save the world! Actually the future of humanity depends on them in more ways then one. I could not put this book down. It was a high octane story that never gave me a moment to catch my breath. The bond between these two brothers was unimaginable. Even when Alex almost ends up putting an unintentional wedge between them, Patrick and Chance remain unbreakable. The ending was emotional but perfect!

  • Rachael
    2019-04-21 11:39

    This book made me cry more times than I could count (more times then any other book I've read). It was scary, nerve-racking, and highly addicting. I wouldn't recommend this to the faint-of-heart, if you want a gripping, suspense-thriller, something that keeps your heart pounding while you're at the edge of your seat, this is definitely the read for you. Enjoy.

  • Garry Thompson
    2019-04-22 11:54

    Perhaps a "one star" rating is not fair since I started this book by mistake. The book is going on my didn't finish list. I was thinking of the author, not the plot when I started the book. I read the cover and returned the book to the library. Lesson learned: check the plot before starting a book.