The earth’s core overheats. The sovereign leader vanishes. A young girl is the survivors’ only hope …
What little land is habitable is patrolled by cutthroat gangs of escaped subversives, but that’s not the greatest threat facing sixteen-year-old Derry Connelly, her brother Owen, and a ragged band of Preppers holed up in a bunker in the Sawtooth Mountains. Mysterious hoverships operated by clones are targeting adolescents for extraction.
Owen, is one of the first to disappear. To save him, Derry must strike a deal with the murderous subversives, and risk a daring raid to infiltrate the heart of the extraction operation.
But will the rookie leader falter when forced to choose between her brother and a clone who ignites something inside her she didn’t know was possible? (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of Enchanted Book Promotions.
This was one that I really enjoyed, but grew on me as I got farther into the book. Derry is a little inconsistent in her approach to problems, but despite that I still found her relatable. My one complaint with her as a main character would be that at the end I was a bit confused as to what the love interest triangle was supposed to be. I’m not sure who the focus was.
I like Big Ed a ton, he’s a great character who adds some consistency to the situation no matter where they end up. I have some guesses as to how things are going to work out in the next book, but there were enough twists and turns in this one I don’t think I’ll be disappointed. I would like a little more detail during the conflict scenes in future books, but other than that, this was a great exciting read full of non-stop action!
Warning: Contains violence
Rating: 4 stars!
Who should read it? Dystopian fans looking for a read where “Hunger Games” meets “Maximum Ride”.
Want to read the whole series? TBD