The City of Mirrors

By Justin Cronin

5 out of 5 stars

FINALLY!!!! How I have waited for the conclusion to The Passage trilogy. Was it worth the wait? Oh hell yeah! After two days and nights of nail-biting reading, I can say that I am totally satisfied with the conclusion. I read each page with a dread that someone I loved wasn’t going to make it  but everything happened the way it should have, I believe anyway.

The virals have been gone for years now and everyone is living a regular life, getting back to their new normal. People have moved out of the walled city and spread out. Peter Jaxon’s son Caleb and his family have even moved away. The only one who seems to be bracing for the inevitable is Michael Fisher, who has big plans for a ship. But little do they know, the main viral, Zero, is laying in wait to carry out his master plan. He wants Amy and he’s not going to stop until he gets her.

I loved how we got to know Timothy Fanning before he became Zero and just what happened in his life. It gave this horrible creature a human side. He wasn’t a criminal like the Twelve, not really anyway. I also loved seeing how everyone had aged and really became the people they were supposed to be. I feel like I was catching up with old friends, Peter, Amy, Lish, Michael, Sara, Hollis, Carter, Lucius. I missed them. The ending was perfect, a full circle moment. With so much darkness, it was really about love. And that’s pretty much all I will say because I don’t want to give too much away. If you haven’t read this amazing trilogy, why haven’t you?!

I very happily, excitedly, thankfully received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

2 thoughts on “The City of Mirrors

  1. Matt says:


    No one I know has read this book, and I loved the ending, but what are your thoughts on the fate of Michael Fisher? The last we hear of him he desires to sail to Europe, but we don’t hear much else. Do you think he dies there? I thought that all of the other characters’ endings were tied up, but his was the only one that bothered me. I look forward to your answer.


    • Mary Ward says:

      It bothered me too that we didn’t know. It would be awfully hard to sail to Europe from New York in a boat. It wasn’t a huge boat and look how hard it was for the others in the big ship! Besides all that, in my heart of heart, I want to believe he made it. He lived there happily ever after. Maybe I just need to believe that.

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