It's been nine months since the virus hit, killing almost everyone it touched. Seventeen-year-old Cora and her little brother, Coby, haven't left home since.
Not after the power cut out; not even after sirens faded in the distance and the world outside their backyard fence fell silent.
But when a blistering drought forces Cora to go in search of water, she discovers that the postapocalyptic world isn't as deserted as she thought when she meets Brooks, a drop-dead sexy army deserter.
Fighting their way back home, Cora finds her house ransacked and Coby missing - kidnapped by the military for dangerous medical experiments in the name of finding a cure. Brooks knows exactly where Cora can find her brother, except he says it's a suicide mission. Cora doesn't care. But Brooks can't let her go....
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Best thing about this book is its brevity. But no concise narritive in individual scenes, which drag on forever with sappy drama. Then the big surprise at the end is never explained. Why did he do it?
Reader borders on vocal fry and definitely contributes to the sappy spoken and thought text with her cutsie voice. I see Amber Patrick specializes in books where that voicing would be a better fit. Not for what was intended to be a serious novel like this.
I would not even recommend this as a YA novel.
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