Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Last of Us Review- Neil Druckmann, Faith Erin Hicks

Title: The Last of Us
Author(s):  Neil Druckmann, Faith Erin Hicks
Source:  Bought New
Rating: 4/5

Goodreads Summary:
Nineteen years ago, a parasitic fungal outbreak killed the majority of the world's population. In one of the few remaining quarantine zones, thirteen-year-old Ellie begins her new life as a ward of a military boarding school, where a friendship with fellow student Riley leads to her first trip into the outside world. Beyond the walls of the regimented civil order they know, Ellie and Riley are soon confronted with the violent way of life of the insurgent group the Fireflies--and with the monstrous victims of infection.

This book is suppose to take place before the events in the game, The Last of Us. My fiancee is in love with this game and he made me watch him play most of it and it looks pretty good. This is a set of four graphic novels based on the word in the game with one of the main characters, Ellie. 

The story starts off with Ellie being brought into the military school for children. She is upset to be left there and does not take it well. She soon meets another girl named Riley who also is unhappy with the way they are living and they soon become friends. The world has been taken over by a disease which causes people who become zombies. In the game it does go further into detail about how the disease is started and spread and it is quite creepy. Riley wants to escape and meet the Fireflies who are a resistance group against the government.

Ellie's story is just starting to emerge in this story so I can't really say much without giving too much away. I recommend reading this version of the book if you can find it since it does have all four books in it and each individual book is not very long. I thought the book was interesting, and  the artwork is gorgeous. I highly recommend it.

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