Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld

Strange things are happening: old friends disappearing, angels (or devils) clambering on the fire escapes of New York City. But for Pearl, Moz, and Zahler, all that matters is the band. As the city reels under a mysterious epidemic, the three combine their talents with a vampire lead singer and a drummer whose fractured mind can glimpse the coming darkness. Will their music stave off the end? Or summon it?
Set against the gritty apocalypse that began in Peeps, The Last Days is about five teenagers who find themselves creating the soundtrack for the end of the world.

My Review:

The Last Days (Peeps #2)

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So, if you haven't read Peeps Peeps, then don't pick up this book. It isn't like you can't read it as a stand alone, but, for me, Peeps was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better.

So in The Last Days, the trash is getting worse, the world is getting worse, and Minerva is ready for sex and blood and to finally escape from her room. Then we have Pearl, who is Minerva's best friend, who really wants her friend to turn normal again and to finally start a new band. She also has a huge crush on a fellow band member. Moz, Zahler, and everyone else is enthralled by Minerva.

There are some good points, in that it explains a lot more of what Peeps do, what the orgins in how they work to save the world, and some great musical scenes that really make you wish that you could be there listening.

The downers are that you don't see any familiar characters from the first book, and I really loved Cal and Lace. Second, it seems to move much slower, as there is little action, but a lot of band practices. Its a bit of a disappointment in the end, you really wish that more actually happened. But it was decent.


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