Imagine a world where everybody fifteen and over suddenly disappears without warning.In Perdido Beach, California, exactly this has happened leaving all children fourteen years and younger fending for themselves. When some of the kids develop powers capable of much bigger things than they anticipated, it’s a matter of life or death when they are force to choose sides.
Some aspects of the story were very detailed, like the problems the main characters face in the FAYZ, (Fallout Alley Youth Zone) the area within the barrier that surrounds Perdido Beach. The map at the front of the book was very helpful and I kept turning back to it to get a sense of where the action was happening compared to all the other locations.
Apart from Sam, Quinn and Astrid’s story we also follow the story from Lana’s perspective. I think that I would have preferred Lana being the main character because I thought that she was unique and generally had a more likable personality. She was brave and smart and we learnt this through the way she acted instead of being told.
Will I read the next book in the series? Yes, because I want to know what happens to the characters and the ending was left open without answering some of the questions I had.
Next review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. I’m really looking forward to reviewing this book!