Author: Demitria Lunetta
Series: Book One (Planned sequel)
Published By: HarperTeen (June 25, 2013)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Dystopian
My Rating: 4 Stars!
They hear the most silent of footsteps.
They are faster than anything you've ever seen.
And They won't stop chasing you...until you are dead.
Amy is watching TV when it happens, when the world is attacked by Them. These vile creatures are rapidly devouring mankind. Most of the population is overtaken, but Amy manages to escape—and even rescue “Baby,” a toddler left behind in the chaos. Marooned in Amy’s house, the girls do everything they can to survive—and avoid Them at all costs.
After years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope, a colony of survivors living in a former government research compound. While at first the colony seems like a dream with plenty of food, safety, and shelter, New Hope slowly reveals that it is far from ideal. And Amy soon realizes that unless things change, she’ll lose Baby—and much more.
Rebellious, courageous, and tender, this unforgettable duo will have you on the edge of your seat as you tear through the pulse-pounding narrow escapes and horrifying twists of fate in this thrilling debut from author Demitria Lunetta.
My Thoughts and Review:
I seem to have a thing lately for dystopians. I am so drawn to them that it is a little sickening really. And while I do love dystopians and have read quite a few in the past year, this is the first one that I can say I have read about an “alien invasion”. And yes, normally that would not appeal to me but it so worked in this one. It some how was, well, maybe not realistic per se (at least not at first), but very much something that didn't seem too far out there by any means, especially towards the end.
This seems to be the year for debut authors. I have come across so many talented writers this year that are just now making a scene that it is insane and a little hard to keep up with. This is one of those authors and one of those books that you really don't want to miss out on. You do not want to pass this one by. The storyline pulled me in after the very first few pages and kept my attention the whole way through.
I really loved the whole concept of this story and I really liked Amy, Baby, Rice and Kay. There were twists in this one I didn't see coming and I was constantly wondering what was behind the Florea and what really caused everything to fall so completely apart.
New Hope had a slightly robotic sinister feel (think almost a Stepford Wife thing going on) to it from the very beginning and I loved watching everything come to light and go down. The Ward, Dr. Reynolds, even Amy's mom, all of it. I love that the ending was wide open for a sequel and for so much possibility. I know that I, for one, will absolutely be reading the next book and will eagerly be awaiting its release.
*All Opinions are my own and I was in no way compensated for my review*