- Dreamspinner Press
- Release Date
- October 2014
LGBTQ, Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic, Young Adult Romance
Brie Hall, a sheltered and privileged teenager, is in her final year of boarding school in New York City when disaster strikes. A worldwide biological crisis, the origins of which are unknown, quickly decimates a large portion of the population, and there is no known cure. The threat of contamination is always present, and she cannot trust anyone she sees on the road, and as time goes on, she sees fewer travelers.
While journeying to find her family, Brie meets another wanderer, a girl with a past she can't or won't divulge. Circumstance force them together to escape notice of government-issued hazmat vehicles sent to deliver them to unknown conditions. With no hope of a cure, they do only what they can to survive and remain free, picking up new skills and hardening into people they never meant to become. While struggling to answer the question of how to survive a plague, they must also ask how they can survive the version of themselves they've become.
Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Nov 13, 2014 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
102 people found the following review helpful
Oh... wow. WOW.
That's really all I've got. I'm quite speechless.
We began with Brie all on her own. A horribly contagious and fatal sickness hit and the world was in a post-apocalyptic state. Right from the start I could feel the emptiness and desperation in the world. The heartache was thick. So think I felt consumed by it, right from the start.
Brie was all on her own since she was away at school in New York when the outbreak started. Brie, who is just 17, was out for herself and knows that being with anyone else would only slow her down and slowing down means death. She's as heartless as they come, or so it seemed.
Right away she stumbled upon two guys and a small girl who are also just trying to survive. They're running from the hazmats--the group of people who say they're there to help, but every sane person knows they're the enemy. So her heart got the best of her and she stayed with this small group. That's where she also met Raven. Raven! I really like Raven. She's as ruthless as Brie. Knows what it takes to survive.
And so that's what they did. Together, they tried to survive.
Of course, it wasn't that easy. Poor Brie went through some horrific events. As did I! My poor shattered heart. The author really made this feel like an authentic story. She took it where it needed to go, no matter how gut wrenching it was at times. The story was organic and flowed naturally. The writing was flawless.
Brie and Raven had this bond that neither one of them expected. But it's there and it's strong. I could feel it between them almost instantly. They're both young and barely knew each other, but Brie felt for her more than she'd ever felt for anyone. I think, being so alone made them grasp onto each other even harder. They knew what they had was special and did everything they could to keep it. And I mean everything. These girls were seriously badass.
I loved Brie and Raven. I'm praying and hoping and wishing that this is a series. I got just a smidgen of an HEA and I want more, more, more! Especially more of Raven. I didn't get nearly enough of her, but, mmhm, that girl has words to make me swoon.
Obviously, I wasn't all that speechless. But, honestly, this is one of those books that all I want to say is, READ IT. Because now you've wasted precious reading time reading my review instead of ALL THE DEVILS HERE. Which you should get to. Stat.
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