I was really interested in the plot of this book,a dystopian world destroyed by global warming plus zombies, awesome. This book took a little while for me to get into, the first half was pretty much an average teen-aged girl's life in a very different world. I was very interested in the virus and how the world was handled the increasing water levels, unfortunately a lot of this wasn't explained. There were some glimpses of this at the very end with the reveal of the secrets. The plot picked up for me when Lake, Ava and Ralley entered The Guard. The Living Corpses were intriguing, but there wasn't much action with them until the end. I was a little disappointed in Lake's reaction to everything The Guard tried to teach her, it seemed that she was not even trying to learn anything in The Guard, especially after she meets up with Ash again, and even more so when a love triangle is revealed. I was also extremely disappointed with the fact that Lake and Ava are expected to be pawns, but we will see. Overall, an ok dystopian young adult novel with an interesting plot. not-so-strong female characters and a cliffhanger ending.