Quick Thoughts: “The Stranded”

“The Stranded (Wool #5)” by Hugh Howey

Genre: Adult Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia

GoodreadsSource: Bought

Other  Wool books

Summary from Amazon:

 Two people find themselves stranded in worlds apart. One world is crumbling, the other already in ruin. Will their fight to be reunited spell doom for them both and all around them? Or will it bring salvation? Welcome to the exciting conclusion to the Wool saga.


Wow, oh wow. The books in the Wool series have been pretty enjoyable but individually none of them have knocked my socks off. Collectively the story has been pretty darn awesome. I really wish I had read my omnibus all at once instead of reading each story when I could. I think it would have been a lot better for me.

Overall the story was a pretty solid dystopia/science fiction book. All of the loose ends were tied up pretty well. We learned a bit about the makers of the silos. There was a reason behind their madness (and they were up to no good). The truth about their history was starting to come out. Normally I would complain about the fact that there wasn’t more information about the silos and their history but Howey wrote some more books in this universe about that time period. I’m guessing that those books will give me the info I need want.

My biggest complaint were the characters. I didn’t find them as fully developed as I would have liked. Unfortunately that’s what happens when there are so many characters in the story. They’re likeable enough but not enough for me to love them.

The bottom line? Very good. If you’re going to read this series, get the omnibus and read it all at once.

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