I didn't realize when I got this that it was aimed at young adults (aka early teens). There's really nothing in the description to tip you off, so it's an easy mistake to make. YA books aren't really my thing, but if they are yours there's enough here to satisfy and you'll find it better than my two star review. I was looking for something with a bit more sophistication, but for a post-apocalypse novel this is far, far more Hunger Games as opposed to, say, Lucifer's Hammer. I'd give it a recommendation for teenagers looking for a light listen on the light fright side, and a pass for a more mature audience.
The narrator, Julia Whelan, is very good, so if you are looking for something geared for a younger audience, it has that to recommend it as well.
This is the first book I have listened too in a long time that I just couldn't walk away until it was finished. Great story, relatable characters, plenty of twists to keep you guessing, and an amazing reader make this book an A+ in my opinion. I can't wait for more!
The story was true to the dystopian genre that seems so popular today. The naration was done very well. I can't wait to start the second installment in the series.
I listened to this entire book in a single day. I could not stop - binged on it. The characters are great and the suspense in the story is fantastic. What is right? What is wrong? Question everything.
I struggled to finish this. The 16 yr old main character makes stupid decisions repeatedly, all while gaining respect from peers and adults. There are some unseen twists towards the end, which is good. You have to get through the ridiculous bits to get the exciting end though. My husband and I really did laugh out loud at a couple of points in the story because they were so ridiculously stupid. Overall, the story idea is great, but the execution isn't great. I would not recommend this book.
Loved this story. So original. Had my attention the entire time. I listen to audio books every morning for my 3 hour drive to work (1.5 hours each way) so I get some heavy listening done a day... I try to set a rule where I only listen during drive time because I'll spend too much money on books but this one made my drive that much better. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire story.
Some people said they didn't connect with Keira but I don't agree with that. I did. I think she didn't have as many normal struggles as everyone else did, so we felt more for them than her. But j liked her. She needs things to make her more relatable though. Hopefully that changes in the next two books.