Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Last Orphans by Neil. W. Harris

I was very fortunate to be offered this book to read in exchange for an honest review as I had my eye on it for awhile. I thought it would be good but it turned out to be even better than I anticipated.
What would you do if all of a sudden all of the adults in the world died and only teens were left to look after younger children while a ticking time bomb picked off the older kids one kid at a time.
It is a very different take on the typical end of the world scenario and it reminds me of an early Stephen King novel. All in all, the story blew me away. I was absorbed from the beginning and the excitement never let up. The author is very skilled at describing this new and frightening world and knows how to bring it to life. The characters were all believable especially the main character's internal struggle to rise above his personal feelings and lead the others to safety.
I am very grateful that I was able to read this wonderful book and cannot wait for the next book in the series. I am hooked!

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