- J.A. Redmerski
- Release Date
- August 2017
Romantic Suspense/Mystery, Young Adult Romance
Thais Fenwick was eleven-years-old when civilization fell, devastated by a virus that killed off the majority of the world's population. For seven years, Thais and her family lived in a community of survivors deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. But when her town is attacked by raiders, she and her blind sister are taken away to the East-Central Territory where she is destined to live the cruel and unjust kind of life her late mother warned her about.
Atticus Hunt is a troubled soldier in Lexington City who has spent the past seven years trying to conform to the vicious nature of men in a post-apocalyptic society. He knows that in order to survive, he must abandon his morals and his conscience and become like those he is surrounded by. But when he meets Thais, morals and conscience win out over conformity, and he risks his rank and his life to help her. They escape the city and set out together on a long and perilous journey to find safety in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Struggling to survive in a world without electricity, food, shelter, and clean water, Atticus and Thais shed their fear of growing too close, and they fall hopelessly in love. But can love survive in such dark times, or is it fated to die with them?
Jul 20, 2018 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
51 people found the following review helpful
Civilization has fallen, the world is not what it once was, and the struggle for survival is more than simply meeting your basic needs (food, shelter, clean water). It's about love, loss, finding your way, and coming home (finding safety) in a world ravaged by sickness, destruction, and a viciousness that only humans can conspire to create and maintain.
I do enjoy a good dystopian story and Ms. Redmerski does an amazing job at world building. Her scenic descriptions, characters, language are the building blocks of good story telling that shape what is an amazing plot. It's also a hard story for me to read. I had to put it down/pick it up in small increments because I quickly became emotionally invested in the story and found myself far too involved. There were times I stopped to look at cat videos while I took some much needed deep breaths but then, like the irresistible calling that it is, went back to my Kindle to continue reading.
If you love dystopian stories and want to sit on the edge of your seat as you wonder whether love will prevail, then this is the story for you.
Jessica Redmerski's EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN is an epic saga broken up into four parts (fear not, you get them all at once): Hallelujah, Darkness & Light, The Sweet Lie, and The Bitter Truth, so you are getting an incredible journey for your bucks.
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