Anyone else over the trilogy happy dystopian and paranormal YA lit? This one stands out and is worth your credit and time.
Cassie feels like..Show More » the last human on earth after aliens have quietly invaded our planet. There are no grand explosions, little green men, or friendly visitors wishing to interact and understand our race. Stealthy and cunning, the "others" unleash several waves to eradicate the human race while preserving the Earth's natural resources. The plot is layered with well thought out details; feels like peeling an onion instead of gliding the surface of most successful dystopian trilogies. Writing style is thoughtful, smart, and insightful.
Cared about the characters, enjoying alternating viewpoints and narration by Cassie and other character (no spoilers). Their journey was a little like "Revolution," "The Walking Dead," and "The Road" woven into a teenage tapestry of action, adventure, and the power of perseverance. Found myself walking alongside characters to find food and shelter and feeling just as disturbed trying to figure out how to distinguish the enemy from other humans. Interesting to explore in this read. Highly recommend.
The last third of the first book in this series saved it. No such luck here.
First of all, the dialogue from instead a teenager's head does ..Show More »get old after a while. Then the plot is fairly thin. Finally, there is no resolution. No denouement. You are just left hanging as if he wrote half a book and decided to stop there.
The readers are OK and they voice teenage sarcasm well. That's the best I can say.