Monday, July 21, 2014

So Long, Lollipops by Sarah Lyons Fleming

So Long, Lollipops 
(An Until the End of the World Novella) 
by Sarah Lyons Fleming

This novella contains major spoilers from the novel Until the End of the World.  You can read the review I wrote for Until the End of the World here.

It’s suggested you read the novel before you read SO LONG, LOLLIPOPS. Unless you’re someone who likes to read the last page of a book first—in that case, enjoy! 

SO LONG, LOLLIPOPS description below:

Peter watched his new family drive away, certain it was the last time he’d ever see them. But sometimes plans go awry in the best way. 

Now, the plan is to get back to them. But sometimes plans go awry in the worst way. 

Sometimes the only plan is to believe it will be all right, even when it’s almost impossible to believe. 

I gave So Long, Lollipops 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon and Goodreads.
This review is also posted on The Bookie Monster website.

Warning: This review contains spoilers for those who haven't read the first book in the series, Until the End of the World.

As the warning in the synopsis states, this novella will be a spoiler if you haven't read the first book in the series. If you're reading this review and you haven't read Until the End of the World, stop reading this review right now. Go and get it. Well, what are you waiting for? Go-- you won't be sorry!

If you have read Sarah Lyons Fleming's first book in the series and are wondering why you should buy this short little book that falls between Until the End of the World and And After, stick around. Wow! I'm bossy today!


Remember Peter? If you're like me, you got misty-eyed when he insisted on staying on that dumpster surrounded by a horde of hungry zombies. You probably also rejoiced when he showed up at Kingdom Come and was reunited with his friends. Did you wonder what happened to Peter between the time he got separated and the time he showed up at the farm? Me too! That's why you should read this novella.

This is Peter's story. We learn how Peter escaped certain death at the hands teeth of zombies and what happened after that. New characters are introduced in So Long, Lollipops and they are a great addition to the story. It's fun to watch Peter's friendship with the new characters develop. His story is filled with scary, uncertain moments. We watch him struggle and ultimately succeed in his quest to reach those he considers his family. The book may be short, but it is not lacking in excitement.

I thoroughly enjoyed this addition to the series. Sarah Lyons Fleming's fun-- yet gripping-- writing style shines in this novella, just as it does in the first book.

Purchase So Long, Lollipops.

About the Author (In her own words)
     I'm a Laura Ingalls devotee, wannabe prepper and lover of anything pre-apocalyptic, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic--or anything in between. Add in lots of humor and some romance, and I'm in heaven.
     Besides an unhealthy obsession with home-canned food and Bug Out Bag equipment, I love books and making artsy stuff. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, I now live in Oregon with my family and, in my opinion, not nearly enough supplies for the zombie apocalypse. But I'm working on it.
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