A fascinating continuation to the series. This book had a very interesting twist that once again has me wondering how many books are left in the series. Also, I'm starting to think that the series will soon start to get tedious/repetative if Michael Grant lets it go on for too much longer.Aaanyway, for now the series is still interesting and captivating. It is not a comfortable read, but I'd come to expect that, so it didn't freak me out as much as the two first books in the series. I did feel that there were some threads that were just left hanging from the earlier books. The Human Crew was such a big part of Hunger but hardly touched upon at all in this one. On the other hand, I did like seeing something of a resolution to the tensions between Sam, Astrid and the Committee.The fourth book is coming out in 2011. From the sounds of it, it won't be the last, but it's hard to find any definite news anywhere.