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- Print Length: 316 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Evolved Publishing LLC; 1 edition (November 29, 2014)
- Publication Date: November 29, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00OC9F5JG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,028 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I could use a sequel, mainly because I would like to read more of this world she is going to be living in, and how things are going to progress. But all in all, I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys disaster fiction.
Tess's world comes to a shatter halt when fire suddenly rains down from the sky. Her prepper father hustles her out to their backyard shelter and orders her to lock the door and only unlock it when he returns with her brother. But days and then weeks pass and still her father doesn't return. Finally, Tess decides she must set out after him and begins to make her way across a dystopian, post-apocalyptic landscape in search of her family.
It is an entertaining and well-written dystopian fiction, easily would have been 4 stars if it hadn't felt so unfinished at the end.
The things I didn't like as much: This book could use a hard edit. Just to tighten up the writing and make sure all the grammar is correct. And the biggest thing I didn't like was the ending!
I felt like the ending wasn't really an ending. If there was a second book, I would have bought it immediately! But there isn't. (At least at the time I read this.) And there was no mention of one at the end either. So I'm left wondering who/what Cole is, what happened to the earth, what's going to happen to everyone, etc. A satisfying ending to a book (in general) doesn't have to tie up every single thing, but it at least has to let you know if the characters are real or just figments of a diseased body/mind, as the author suggests Cole might be! Is he real? Is Tess going to survive? And what actually happened to the world? I needed a little more.
I will definitely read more by this author.
It was a normal night when the booming began. Sixteen-year-old Tess was grabbed by her father and taken outside to their bomb shelter. He leaves her there to go find her brother. Left alone, with only her kitten Callie, Tess waits, but her Father never returns. She can only wonder at what has happened. After several months in the shelter Tess ventures out to find an empty world, no animal and no humans.
Where is everyone? She wanders and finally comes across Cole, a twenty something guy whose been surviving on his own. He is handsome and rugged with an amazing tattoo of wings on his back. Tess also recovers her old cell phone, and after charging it listens to a message her father left right after the disaster. He tells her where to go to find him. Even though its been months, Tess decides she's going after him. Cole vows to get her to her father.
Along the way Tess tries desperately to figure out what happened to everyone, and Cole has no answers. Strange atmospheric conditions plaque them and contaminated water makes life a challenge. When Tess's hair begins falling out she knows that if she doesn't find her father soon, she never will.
Ah, one of my favorite things, an end of the world disaster book, and this one scored points. Why? Well, I'm going to have to go into SPOILERS, so watch out. At first I thought the book would take part in the bomb shelter, but surprise, the author only has Tess in there as long as necessary to wonder what is happening in the outside world. Once she gets out the mystery of where everybody went blew my mind. I kept thinking she'd find out, but again the author does a great job of pulling the reader along and only revealing hints along the way. When a big chunk of info is revealed mid-story it only caused me to wonder, what the heck happened. We find out what happened to the people, but not what caused the disaster, at least yet. And what happened to the people and animals is awful. Great visuals.
And know the part that has me hoping for a second book- the relationship between Cole and Tess. The entire book it is obvious that there is sexual tension between the two, but Cole firmly keeps them apart and makes Tess understand that he is not going there. He says it is because he's older, but you begin to wonder. And then, nobody seems to be able to see Tess and Cole together. At first you can come up with logical reasons, but the very last chapter blows that away and left me thinking- Who or what is Cole? Loved this book and I want more. 4.5 stars!
Cole? He’s misunderstood. Is he a savior or a figment of Tess’ imagination? We don’t know till the end—if, at all. One thing we can all agree on, he’s always there for Tess, even at the end.
Callie—yes, the cat—saves Tess in more ways than one. All I will say is this: each time Tess is injured and she’s reunited with the feline, her injuries seems to heal mysteriously fast by the next morning.
I read this book on the advice of a friend’s daughter. I didn’t expect much from the story but found myself blown away at each turn and twist of the story. There has to be a sequel; there must be. This is too good a story to let lie in just one book. I rank this up there with the “Hunger Games” and “Divergent.”
It’ll be a shame if this story isn’t continued with so many questions and possibilities left.