Source: I received a copy to faclitate my review. The opinions expressed are my own.
One horrifying day will change the life of sixteen-year-old Shane Tucker and every other kid in the world.
In a span of mere hours, the entire adult population is decimated, leaving their children behind to fend for themselves and deal with the horrific aftermath of the freak occurrence. As one of the newly made elders in his small town, Shane finds himself taking on the role of caretaker for a large group of juvenile survivors. One who just happens to be Kelly Douglas—an out-of-his-league classmate—who, on any other day, would have never given Shane a second glance.
Together, they begin their quest to find out why all of the adults were slaughtered. What they find is even more horrifying than anything they could have expected—the annihilation of the adults was only the beginning. Shane and his friends are not the unlucky survivors left to inherit this new, messed-up planet. No, they are its next victims. There is an unknown power out there, and it won’t stop until every person in the world is dead.
A spine-tingling adventure that will have you gasping for breath all the way until the last page, The Last Orphans is the first book in an all-new apocalyptic series.
My first thought while reading this book was that it should be made into a movie. Any time I read a book and it becomes so visual, I have to believe it would make a great movie. I also believe that only really talented authors can do this. I loved the way that the heroes were those people we would least expect to be heroes. They would be the ones we wouldn't give a second thought to. The method the author chose to kill off the adults was terrifying to me. I can only imagine what a teen would think. This is so different from most apocalyptic type of books. Would I recommend this? You bet! Will I read it again? Definitely. Then I'll sit back a wait, impatiently for the next book. I love finding new authors and I am so glad I have found this one.