The Release by Tom Isbell
Two months have passed since Book, Cat, Hope, and the others rescued the remaining Less Thans from Liberty, but they aren’t safe yet, and soon they’ll have to risk everything in order to defeat their enemies.
The group must leave the camp for good and escape the wolves, the Brown Shirts, and the Hunters. Most important, they need to stop Chancellor Maddox before she executes her Final Solution and grows even more powerful.
While the others are seeking freedom, for Hope, the battle has become personal. She wants revenge, no matter what the cost—and she’s willing to sacrifice anything standing in her way. The group may still be weak, but they don’t have time to wait. They must overthrow the Chancellor, even if it means joining forces with those who once betrayed them.
The Release is the final installment in The Prey trilogy. This post-apocalyptic series has built to a pulse-pounding, climactic ending. Book is focused on the future, while Hope is focused on revenge. The two still struggle with their uneasy relationship. And the group faces seemingly insurmountable odds as their own government has turned a blind eye to atrocities against their own. This has been a fantastic trilogy with a roller coaster ride of emotions and suspense.
This finale has been bittersweet. I’m sad to say goodbye to these intriguing characters, but happy that we got a satisfying (if dramatic) ending. This is a series I recommend to fans of Hunger Games and Maze Runner.