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As someone who loves sci-fi but detests shoot'em up stories this was a big failure. There is only vague mention of anything sciencey. It is just a very badly written teen adventure story with some of the most unbelievable characters and plot I'd ever seen. Stephen King said something like "anyone can write about exceptional characters doing exceptions things, but a god story is average people doing exceptional things" and this is the former.
Even for free it was not worth the money. One of three books I have ever not completed...though I did skip and check it didn't turn into sci-fi after I gave up at half way.
The main characters are the usual suspects, a wealthy family with plenty of preps at hand, the highly trained military man, the pretty but useless girl, the wimp who happens to be an engineer. Later we find the annoying teenager, and guy who owns a helicopter (ok that's a slight twist).
They all travel in the armor plated motor home with a mind numbing number of weapons to hold up in a cavern. The helicopter scouts ahead so that they might avoid troubles. Again nothing new here except for the basic lack of tension. Will they get through the scary road block? Why yes they will, because the female lead is a nationally ranked target shooter and is recognized by someone as "good people".
The whole story is fairly filled with cliches. Despite the fact that the female shooter is not only the owner of everything (but the helicopter) and one of the more competent people, she and useless girl seem to spend most of their time cooking and cleaning up after the guys. And they are happy to do it. Seems like a good plan, send the guy who can barely hold a gun out on patrol, so long as the wimmins keep their place.
The entire book feels rather skeletal. Characters are not well fleshed out, several people are there at the camp whom we really never see, have no idea what they are doing and are so flat as to contribute nothing to the story. Action is sketchy at best, bad guys are quickly defeated some by deus ex machina. The world falls apart way faster than seems reasonable. The first night of the blackout people start going crazy, shooting, break-ins and such. By the third day the grocery stores are looted, highways blocked, and streets filled with dead bodies.
This is the first book of a, so far, six book series. Which is typical of an e-book, give the first bit away and then divide what should have been one or two full sized books into parts to sell at what ultimately costs more than a decent sized hard cover. Will I buy any more? No. Even if they were only 99 cents? No. Would I check the rest out of the library? Probably not.
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No sarcasm intended by the way.