The Lives We Lost picks up where The Way We Fall left off. Kaelyn and her friends have survived the virus thus far, but it has not been easy. Many of their family members have succumbed to the virus and life on the island is bleak. Kaelyn has discovered a vaccine in her late father's office that may be the vaccine to end the horror.
Kaelyn is making plans to take the vaccine to Toronto with the hopes of finding a doctor who can replicate the vaccine and get it out to the masses. The SUV is ready to go when they receive a warning that the Government is just moments away from bombing the island. Kaelyn, Gav, Meredith and the rest of the crew barely escape the island thanks to Tobias, the AWOL military man who warns them what the Government has in store. Together they set off for Toronto and they realize that as bad as it was on the island, it was mild compared to what waits for them off the island. Will they make it to Toronto and what will happen if they do make it to Toronto?
I am always up for a good post-apocalyptic novel and I did enjoy The Way We Fall so I was eager to see what Megan Crewe brings us in the sequel. She changed things up by forcing them out of their homes and off of their island. I enjoyed the twist where Kaelyn "runs into" someone familiar to both her and the reader. Of course there were some major challenges along the way and the gang met up with some new friends, but the trip to Toronto was anything but easy.
Bottom line - if you read The Way We Fall then of course you must read The Lives We Lost - the sequel picks up right where you would expect it to, all of your favorite characters are there and watching
Kaelyn and her crew navigate this post-virus world is interesting to say the least.