Ok so this is the second book of the Passage trilogy. I thought I just made the name of the trilogy up, but then I looked at the title on Amazon (which I copied and pasted into here), and it’s totally called that. Yay me! Like I say in my review title above, the book is more about the people dealing with the twelve “master virals” (I definitely made that title up). The goal of most of the main characters in this book is to defeat the twelve. Basically if you kill the master viral (one of the original twelve convicts who were given the virus and turned into a viral), all of the virals he made (the masters are all men) will die.
We’ve got Peter, Amy, Alicia, Michael, Grey, and Lila from the first book. I’m sure there are more characters from The Passage I’m forgetting. This is another long one, and after the initial success at the end of The Passage where they kill Babcock, there are years of failures. They try to get Martinez, but he left right before they got there.
There’s also a place called the Homeland, and it’s run by “red eyes”, who are semi virals I think? They’re surviving on Grey’s blood, and basically enslaving all the survivors. Lila’s involved too, but she’s deeply delusional. She kinda turns herself around in the end, but only after nearly a century of really bad deeds.
I’m excited for the final book in the trilogy, but my library only has the audiobook, not the ebook, and it’s 29 (!) hours, so it’s going to take me a loooong time!