Summary: After an epidemic spreads through the country, Brooklyn Harper’s high school years come to an abrupt end…
Implanted in a rural camp, Brooklyn and her friends are cut off from their families and the outside world. Each day is filled with combat training to assure their safety against the crazed, belligerent, and deadly— those infected with a mysterious virus.
As if the world couldn’t get any crazier, a letter ups the insanity…
After being assured day after day that the world outside their little camp had been compromised, Brooklyn’s cabin-mate, Dawson Winters, finds a letter that turns everything they’d known upside down. There is a world outside the trees that surround their camp, and the virus they’d all come to fear seems non-existent.
Determined to see it herself, Brooklyn plots with others to attempt an escape…
On the outside, Brooklyn finds the world is as normal as ever. But when they are attacked in the city, they dispose of their attackers far more efficiently than any normal human. Is there more to Brooklyn and her friends than just being highly trained?
Betrayal, love, death, and a powerful sense of camaraderie lead Brooklyn and her friends to fight for their life, their freedom, and most of all, each other.
My Review: This was one heck of an action packed book. I was a little confused the first few chapters as I was trying to figure out what was going on and then I realized man this world is just in sane. Like very insane. It kinda reminded me of the Fifth Wave in a way, with the non stop action and the kids trying to defend themselves.
The characters seemed a little naive at times and then they would be violent and I was like hmm am I being naive as reader? This book was a great start to a series and I can’t wait to see where the series takes us.
Also seriously go check out the authors Goodreads profile she is seriously awesome!
About the Author: (taken from goodreads, cause her profile is AWESOME!)
Taylor Brooke is the author of the upcoming sci-fi adventure trilogy The Isolation Series. She started out as a freelance makeup artist, and quickly discovered her love of elves, zombies, mermaids, kaiju, and monsters of all kinds. After receiving eight professional certifications in special effects makeup, working on countless projects, and fleshing out a multitude of fantastical creatures, she turned her imagination back to her one true love- books. Taylor has had a knack for writing since she was a little girl, and received recognition for her skills throughout grade school and junior college. When she’s not nestled in a blanket typing away on her laptop, she can be found haunting the local bookstore with a cup of steaming hot tea in her hands, scanning the shelves for new reads, or hiking one of the many mountains that surround her home in Oregon.
I have a deep love for anything Science Fiction and Fantasy related. I’ve taken inspiration from the likes of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, even Disney’s reinvented fairy-tales. Conventions where I can share my passion with other like-minded folk are where you’ll usually find me shining the brightest. Traveling is my second love, nipping at writing’s heels, and I make a point to see the world and immerse myself in different cultures at least once a year. When I’m not writing or traveling, I’m usually reading, advocating for animal rights, or adventuring around the Pacific Northwest.
Find me in a crowded book store and don’t be shy to say hi, catch me in the jungle on another continent and don’t hesitate to join me (and my brother) in our wandering, see me pacing the rainy streets of Portland and take a selfie with me. I don’t bite (usually).
Three Things You Will Never Find In My Books:
1. Unnecessary Love Triangles
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book in exchange for review, as always the opinions are my own. Thank you YA Bound Book Tours for allowing me to take part in this tour.