Containment: Alaskan Undead Apocalypse Book 2 by Sean Schubert was a pretty satisfying sequel to Infection: Alaskan Undead Apocalypse, but I’m not sure if I would go so far as to say that it was “better” than the first installment. There was more character development, but the timeline in this trilogy is moving so slowly that I’m concerned that the author is going to rush through the third book in an effort to finish the story in a nice, neat trilogy. The characters don’t seem to be capable of doing much more than staying a few steps ahead of the undead horde, and lots of introspective thinking, which is getting a bit annoying…to be perfectly blunt, I think I might have slapped more than one of them by now – I would just yell at them, but then the horde would be able to track down the group easier.
I was happy to see the storylines of the two survivor groups finally converge, but I’d also like to see the author follow up on the original site of the outbreak, and let readers know what happened to the older brother. I’m a little surprised that the two kids haven’t suggested to the adults that they try to hold out at the cabin up north. It’s just about the only thing the survivors haven’t thought of yet.
I’m definitely a fan of Sean Schubert, but I think he’s going to have to step up his game for the final book in the trilogy; I can’t wait to find out if the series will end with a cheer, a scream or a dull moan.