Review: The Lair

Nov •  18 •  2013

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The LairThe Lair by Emily McKay
Series: The Farm # 2
Published by Berkley Trade on November 5th 2013
Genres: Young Adult- Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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In the battle against the vampiric Ticks, humanity was slowly but certainly headed for extinction. For months, twin sisters Lily and Mel had been ?quarantined” with thousands of other young people being harvested for their blood—food for the Ticks. Finally escaping with a few friends, the twins are separated—and must continue the fight on their own . . . 

After making it to a resistance base camp in Utah, Lily learned to survive at all costs. But when a Tick attack decimates the fighters, Lily and her pregnant friend, McKenna, decide to make the hard trek north to Canada—and safety.

Meanwhile, Mel is being taught how to survive by the very vampire that turned her. Living without her sister is hard, but dealing with the fact that her autism was cured by the vampire bite is an even bigger challenge.

But when a monstrous betrayal places Lily in mortal danger, Mel must set out to find her, save her, and begin to unravel the empire of destruction that the Ticks have built.

Continuing from the first book, this book takes things to a whole new level!

Plot: This plot moves forward from the last book. So if you have not read it, I suggest you do. There is plenty of action and lots of movement with the world building. More secrets are coming to light as well as relationships are changing. I adore this plot more so because of the movement between the cities, the tics and most importantly the struggle for power.

Love: Although this element did move some, I hate the direction it went but I also understood.  Because of more secrets are now revealed their relationship is on the rocks. Lot of struggle for survival as well as the struggle to be a leader, it became too much. I’m hoping that in the next book, these two can learnt o find balance and more forward in their relationship.

Ending/Sisters: Now the ending was quite shocking. I just can’t believe it. I want to the next book so badly because I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPEN TO HER! That is all I’m saying. I want more.

This is a great sequel that certainly surpasses the last book.  I loved reading every single page, watching a world of chaos and power unfold around me. Strong and unique, The Lair is great.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Jenny
    Nov 18, 2013

    Uh oh, I’m so worried about the romance in this one Savy! Sounds like we get a bit of second book syndrome with problems arising for the main couple, but I so enjoyed the first book and am still looking forward to picking this one up. *bites nails about the ending*

  2. This book/series sounds great! I love how creepy the cover is.

  3. Oh that ending scares me… sounds like a cliffie! It also sounds like it really took off from that first book. Oh I donno… I might have to wait for the 3rd book before I dive into this series.

  4. Wendy Darling
    Nov 19, 2013

    Eeee, I am so excited to read this one! I won’t read your review just yet because I hope to get to this soon, but it’s good to see those four bites. 🙂

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  5. Candace
    Nov 20, 2013

    I haven’t been sure whether this is a series for me but if I pick it up I might want to wait for the next one be out, or coming out soon, before I do so.

  6. This sounds great! I wasn’t too interested in The Farm before, but now I think I’ll definitely have to give it a try 🙂