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Amber Tate believes the worst thing she’ll suffer in life is dealing with the unrequited love she feels for her brother’s best friend, Rylen Fite. She also believes war is something unfortunate that happens places far, far away from her rural Nevada town. She’s wrong on both counts.
When an unknown organization meticulously bombs major cities in the United States and across the globe, a trickle-down effect spreads to remaining towns at an alarming speed—everything from food and water sources to technology and communications are compromised. Without leadership, the nation is split between paralysis and panic, but Amber isn’t one to hide or watch helplessly. She’s determined to put her nursing skills to use, despite the danger, even if it means working alongside the man she can never have.
In this first installment of NY Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins’s debut New Adult series, a frighteningly realistic apocalyptic America is brought to life, entwined with searing romantic tension that will leave you eager for more.
Amber has grown up dealing with the knowledge that Rylen Fite, her brother’s best friend in the world, would never look at her as anything but his best friends little sister.
Growing up in their small Nevada town, she has done a good job of hiding her feelings, but it’s getting harder and harder to do. Then something happens and the country is at war with an unknown entity. Bombs go off all around the US and all, save one elected leader, is killed. What happens when leadership is gone and things like food and water and medical care are compromised and technology and communication won’t work? These are the things that Amber and her family have to deal with.
But they also have to figure out who is behind the attacks.
Now, this states that this series is New Adult, which had me hugely excited… but to be honest this read like a YA book. I guess the NA is reflective of the character’s ages rather than the content but I went in expecting one thing and got something different. That said, the UST between Rylen and Amber is crazy from beginning to end and I hope we’ll see more on that front in the coming books in the series.
I think that there should be more books that have to do with invasions. I’ve read a few books and have loved them, and this one was just compulsively readable! Not only are the characters interesting, but the story is just intriguing! This rag-tag group of people trying to do whatever they can to survive is just so well done.
The different character dynamics are very interesting… and it was refreshing to see a diverse family featured in this story.
I’m definitely looking forward to book 2 in this series and If you’re looking for an action packed story with an incredibly intriguing story, then pick this one up as soon as possible.