I was surprised to see that this was a stand alone when about halfway through I couldn't imagine how Höst would wrap this up satisfactorily. I'm thoroughly pleased to confirm that she masterfully achieves a satisfying conclusion that really impressed me. This was a different sort of dystopian novel than the usual sort, aliens vs. the more common zombies and/or vampires. I think that that made me like it more. It felt like a sci-fi/end of the world hybrid and the fact that it was basically YA didn’t detract from my enjoyment at all!
I’ll be looking into Host’s back catalog to see what other gems I can find.