Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Post Apocalyptic
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.
Imagine the world you grew up in was suddenly void of all adults. This is the world Shane lives in. All the adults have been killed off. Shane has become the unofficial leader in is town. He comes across as very confident in his leadership abilities. Those who are real close to him really know the truth. Just when Shane thinks things will be okay, because they have managed to shut off the machine that created this havoc, Shane is given another surprise. Jillian, is an alien who claims to be here to help the teens. It seems that an ancient alien race came to Earth thousands of years before and implanted a slave gene. Then they did away with all of the adults because it would be easier to control the children. Shane wants nothing more than to trust Jillian. He, along with several other teams from around the world train to prepare for this invasion. However, no matter how much Shane wants to do what is right and protect those he loves; he just can’t seem to get rid of the feeling that what they have been told is not the complete truth. All he can do is his best.
This is a book that will definitely keep you on the edge of the seat just like the first book did. However, the author has really ratcheted up the tension in this book. We see the characters beginning to develop more. We can especially see this in the relationship between Shane and Kelly. For my taste there was just the right amount of tension and romance. This is a book I definitely recommend, but not until you’ve read the first book in the series.