(Running a bit behind the blog tour due to illness – sorry)
Originally written as Wattpad fan fiction, this is the first in a four part series set in a post-apocalyptic world where rival factions are fighting for survival.
I would say it’s definitely more in the adult part of Young Adult, with some quite strong sex scenes, and it reminds me of The 100 or Sword of Shannara, between the camps in the woods and the rivalry; but closer in time to the apocalyptic events that led there as it’s still in living memory.
Occasionally the syntax is a little naive, but it’s certainly very readable. I’m not sure I’ll be rushing out for the next in the series but I can certainly see it appealing to fans of similar titles.
There’s a romance plotline as well as violence and some rather sweet scenes with one of the few children around. The world building is a bit vague, up until the bonus chapter, which fleshes it out more fully. Hopefully as the series progresses then the full events leading to the camps and the crisis situation will be more developed and explained.
Overall it’s an ok book, maybe just not my cup of chai. If it is something that you’re into its available in paperback now.