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.
"Until it ended I thought I might die"