Have you ever craved one of those cold pre-bottled Starbucks coffee drinks for quite a long time only to chug it down mindlessly once you have it in hand? Well, this book is a little bit like one of those coffee drinks. I found myself waiting for nearly a year to read it only to devour it in a day without barely a blink. And believe me, you'll not want to blink because it is quite a scary tale. Once again, we follow Emily's quest to find someone else besides her trusty dog who has survived the red rains. She must travel north into the cold in order to escape the post- apocalyptic horror that seems to be scheming to prevent her success. It's a shame that I consumed this book in such a hurry because now I have to wait many many months yet again to follow Emily farther into the cold unknown in order to learn her fate.