Jessica doesn't know how long it's been, only that it seems like forever since she's allowed her feelings to show. Ever since they attacked her city. Monsters which appear human but are void of any expression, and seem bent on destroying all signs of sentiment in others. Their lethal blades shred anyone who shows even the slightest emotion. After her only remaining friend is killed, Jessica flees the city hoping to find a place where emotions aren't fatal. A place to grieve those she lost and live out her meager existence. When she discovers the world of the emotionless creatures isn't what she believes, the love it leads her to may also be the path to her own death.
Aliens have invaded Earth, aliens who attack and kill anything that shows emotion. This is a very interesting idea because most humans show emotion all the time, this is reflected in the face that most humans have been killed in the first 9 months.
Jessica is just trying to survive, but that's far from easy. She shows her youth by making some bad decisions but overall she's doing a pretty good job. I was enjoying the story until Jessica met Blade an Alien who's trying to overcome his nature and not react to emotion. After that it became a stereotypical boy and girl wanting to be together despite the odds story.
I was expecting a dystopian survivalist story, but it turned into a tortured love romance story, which was a bit disappointing.
That said, it's well written and the characters are well crafted, the story moves at a good pace and the narration is top notch so there's lots of positives.
Speaking of the narrations, the character voices were excellent and the tone of the narration was a great match for the moods of the book.
I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.
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