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Survivors: The Empty City, the newest book from Erin Hunter is a great opening to a new series. Just like every other book from her, it’s defiantly worth reading.

Survivors: The Empty City, the newest book from Erin Hunter is a great opening to a new series. Just like every other book from her, it’s defiantly worth reading.
Lucky, a lone dog that is used to fending for himself in the city of longpaws (humans) finds himself lost when the big growl (an earthquake) strikes his town. There is no food left, little water and nobody to help him. Lucky searches the mall for any left over food after searching outside for days. He finally finds an old friend who is willing to share his meat but as Lucky sets off, he encounters three hungry foxes. He is chased through the halls until he meets with a strange pack of Leashed dogs, who save him and his meat.

 

Lucky knows that these dogs will never survive on their own. They have always been taken care of by humans and they can’t hunt, they can’t sense danger and they know nothing about the wild. Lucky yearns to leave and get back to his own life, but his litter mate, Bella is among the pack and he can’t find the strength to leave.
 

 

Together the dogs overcome struggles, learn new skills and begin to work as a team. Soon they’re living like a real pack, a wild pack. But even as all this goes on, Lucky’s dreams are haunted with war and blood. He knows something terrible is coming and soon but Lucky wishes to be a lone dog, not part of a pack. He’s not sure that his friends are safe and not sure he will be safe if he leaves them. Something dark looms ahead of Lucky but will he choose the safety of a pack he never wanted or the riskiness of being a lone dog that he wants to be?
 

 

I found this book to be very exciting and a story that keeps you wanting to read. Erin Hunter also wrote the Warriors series and Seekers series. If you read this book and like it, try Warriors or Seekers. I read both of these and they were both books I couldn’t put down. These series are not related, so it doesn’t matter what order you read them in. Warriors has a lot of characters and it’s really long. Seekers doesn’t have as many characters and it’s not as long but is being extended. If you aren’t a big reader, don’t bother to read these books because once you start it’s hard to stop and there are over 50 books all together