Just as good as The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Just as you think the ocean is the only safe haven left, nope. Permeating with Unconsecrated that float aimlessly until they come alive at the smell of human flesh. I definitely like Elias and Gabry better than Catcher and Gabry. Catcher fits so much better with Annah. But there is one thing I noticed. When Gabry is walking through the woods and sees the scorch marks on trees, I guarantee it from the fire that started in Book 1! And when Gabry found the skull, with FRESH FLOWERS AROUND IT, THOSE WERE FROM HER MOTHER! THE SKULL WAS TRAVIS!!!!