Friday, October 17, 2014

Review of The Last Orphans by NW Harris

About the book
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.

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My Review 
 This is the story of Shane Tucker and his unexpected push into a leadership position when the world goes to hell. It happened when suddenly all the adults were simultaneously attacked. They were either attacked by animals or they turned on each other. Shane is struggling to accept that he lost everyone he loves while dealing with the fact that a group of kids from his town now look to him for guidance. They have a large group of elementary aged kids to keep safe and fed and Shane isn’t sure he’s right for the job. Then throw in the message they intercepted about an ominous machine that caused the whole mess. Shane knows he must shut it down before it targets younger and younger kids, but can they get there in time?
 I go through periods of reading books that are just so-so and then short bursts of reading books that I just can’t read fast enough. This one falls into the
omgcanyouimagineifthatreallyhappeneditwouldbehorriblethisbookisfreakinawesome! category. It was a terrifying scenario and as a mom with young kids it was particularly chilling. To imagine kids and teenagers running around scared and hungry and with no clue as to how to get help. Wow. 
Despite the gruesome nature of this story (or maybe because I’m just that twisted) I really enjoyed this book.  I definitely recommend it if you like horror, dystopian or science fiction. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series! 5 stars!

About the Author
Born at the end of the Vietnam war and raised on a horse farm near small town north Georgia, his imagination evolved under the swaying pines surrounding his family's log home. On summer days that were too hot, winter days that were too cold, and every night into the wee morning hours, he read books. He lives in sunny southern California with his beautiful wife and two perfect children.

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  1. Thanks for the awesome review! :-)

    1. You're welcome! Thanks for the awesome book!