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Survive the Conflict

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This is a new Author to me but having read the synopsis I was eager to read this book .
I would say that reading the previous books in the series is a must - necessary for the worldbuilding and character development .

The group have lost most of their prepper supplies , left feeling unsettled …………….. some want to just live off the land , away from all the troubles - others still want to take on the New World Order .
Sarah discovers a plan that the NWO have in place that will cause devastation   ………  determined to thwart the plan she decides that their group must split in two ………..Austin to lead one group , Amanda to lead the other .
Their one goal now is to save the world BUT they have a traitor in their midst , one who only looks out for themselves , at the expense of all the others .
This is  a fast paced , thrilling climax to this trilogy …….. one that shows what we have and what we might have to live without if such an event occurred now .
 A book I thoroughly enjoyed , the characters full depth , the world building superb - I look forward to reading more by the Author in the future .

 I was given an ARC of this book by Netgalley and the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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Having survived losing most of their possessions and a few of their group, Small Town EMP Book #3 is the conclusion of the trilogy.  Grace Hamilton has written several  end of the world series and I've read all of them and enjoyed them.  Her books are not just the same set of characters in a different town.  The back story is credible with the consequences consistent.  The people span all social groups, surviving is sometimes just the luck of the draw.  This particular group is preppers, but you can't prep for everything.  Their story will satisfy as each member comes face to face with the New World Order troops and must make their way through.
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Having read Survive The Chaos and Survive The Aftermath, I had to read this one. In fact, had they all been available together I think I would have read them back to back! The cover fits really well with the rest of the series. The people on the cover could represent either Austin and Amanda or maybe Savannah and Malachi.

The book picks up where the other left off. The group have lost the majority of their prepping possessions along with Ennis’ prepper house.
They are also still mourning the tragic loss of one much loved character (no spoilers here!) especially Savannah who feels more than a little responsible for what happened.
There’s some unsettlement within the group when it is suggested they forget about the overwhelming task of defeating the New World Order and just find themselves a little hideaway and live off the land.
Sarah is still searching the usb stick that Callum gave to Austin and soon discovers a devastating plan that the New Order have. Luckily, she also reveals a way of thwarting that plan. However, it involves the group splitting up into two groups. The difficult decision is made, Austin will lead one team and Amanda will lead the other one. Everything seems settled and though a daunting task, though everyone has their mind set on the end goal of saving the world except one person who turns out to be out just for themselves. A traitor in their midst, the two teams blindly follow their respective plans. Also, to add to this mix of troubles, a guilt- ridden Savannah decides to go it alone. Austin’s first instinct is to head off after his daughter, but it is Malachi that steps up to the plate and reasons with Austin saying Savannah will be more likely to talk to Malachi and he can then persuade her to return to the group.

Favourite characters in this book are again Austin and Amanda, always looking after other people, either in their group or anyone they meet along their arduous journey. I became fond of Malachi again in this book, he shows much more of his caring side. He takes on an adult male’s responsibilities when he goes in search of Savannah and then they both have to grow up rather quickly when they end up caring for a younger child. They both realise all the support and love they have had from their group and how they have been somewhat sheltered from some of the harsher atrocities that are out in the wider now uncivilised world.
I still enjoyed “hating” Zander and the New Order that is still pitting neighbour against neighbour in their fight to take over and remain in charge of the world that is now emerging from the aftermath of the EMP.
I also still disliked Wendell! I was sad at the loss of another character at the ending of the book but it would have been totally unrealistic for these two groups not to have taken any casualties at all in such a dangerous world coupled with their near impossible mission too. In this book we also get to know some of the lesser characters better such as Harlen, Ennis, and Ezra. Gretchen remains a powerful character and by the end of the book I think Tonya has regained some of the strength she had at the beginning of the series.

My immediate thoughts upon finishing the book were that I not only loved this book but the whole series! This last book was packed with action, a few of the fantastic characters were lost towards the end of the fighting. Brilliant read! Highly recommend the whole series!

To finally sum up this whole series is brilliant! From reading the first words to the very last I found the series engrossing and really hated having to put the books down! As the series went on, I easily slipped back into the plot as I started each new book.
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This is the third and final book of the Small Town EMP trilogy.   In my opinion, this book would not work as a standalone, you need to have read the previous books  for context and character development.

This has been one of my favourite EMP series ever, I have devoured every word.  They have been perfectly paced, with nail biting action and twists and turns at every corner, but not at the expense of developing really strong characters who you really root for - and of course others who really make your hackles rise.

This is a bit different to other EMP series I've read, because there is a faint hope throughout the series that our hero, Austin, can do something to make a real difference.  I found as I was reading it I was reminded of how much we have to be thankful for and how much we take for granted - electricity, hot water, shelter, and how easy it would be to lose it all.  Even more scary is the realisation that as a society, we are just on the edge and it would take very little for society to start to break down completely.

I have given this 4 stars because I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the first two books, it just didn't flow as well for me.  However, having said that, I was flying through the last few chapters as I desperately needed to know whether or not Austin could achieve the seemingly impossible.  Whether or not he does, you will have to read to find out yourself!   I fully recommend this suspenseful, exciting series

My reviews are my opinions and thoughts on my reading experience, not book reports, so if you want to know more details about the storyline, please read the blurb, or the long reviews that break down the storyline.  I hate spoilers myself so aim to make my reviews spoiler free zones as much as possible. 

I received an eArc from the publisher via Netgalley, but this review is entirely unbiased and the words are my own.
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The existing conclusion to the authors newest EMP series comes to an explosive end when Austin and his group of survivors fight the NWO with everything they have. Thrilling and action pact this last installment sees the group forced to separate in able to take on and hopefully succeed in their ambitious plan to take down an entire organization hell bent on controlling the world, no matter the cost. Lives are on the line, new friends and enemies are always on the horizon and survival is a delicate balance of when to avoid and when to help. I enjoyed every minute of this latest series and am sad to see it come to an end. An exciting way to spend the afternoon lost in a world fraught with peril and a group of survivors determined to not just survive,  but to thrive and live the best way they can imagine, for themselves and their children. Hopefully we will enjoy what comes next just as much!
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