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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King


Series: The Last Kids on Earth (Book 3)

Link to Review of Book 1:


Title: The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King

Author: Max Brallier

Published: 2017

Genre: Dystopia

Grade Level: 3rd-5th

Warning: Gross monsters and zombies

Audiobook - Do not get an audiobook! It relies heavily on illustrations to help tell the story!

Blurb (from goodreads):

Life after the zombie apocalypse is pretty good for 13-year-old Jack Sullivan: he lives in a mind-clobberingly cool tree fort with his best friends, speeds through town playing Real-Life Mario Kart, has a crew of monster buddies, battles zombies on the regular, and generally treats life like it's a videogame!

But then Jack's friends make a startling discovery: they may not be the last kids on earth, after all. This is great news for everyone... except Jack. Once they've found other humans, his friends won't stick around for long! Jack's only hope for keeping things the way they are is to prove that everything here is perfect, life is crazy fun, and nothing else could be any better.

One problem: it's hard convincing his friends that everything is great when they're being hunted by a monstrous Nightmare King and an ancient evil who won't rest until Earth has been devoured. Crud! Maybe life after the monster apocalypse is more complicated than Jack thought...

My Scores:

Writing Style: Good

Characters: Forgettable

Plot: Predictable


Overall: Boring

This novel was a complete disappointment. The writing style is still just as humorous, but the side-characters were forgettable and the pacing is so slow! There is so much review and filler that it felt like the author was trying to meet a deadline he just wasn't ready for. Granted, there is a slight continuation of the main plot arc from book one, but it wasn’t enough to impress me.


Goodreads Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

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