Series: The Last Orphans #1
Author: N.W. Harris
Published: October 9/14 by Clean Teen Publishing
Genre: YA dystopian
Back Cover Blurb:
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.
The characters in this novel were great. Harris has created age appropriate characters with the ability to step up into centre stage. Strength of character definitely shines through while at the same time the vulnerability of youth is apparent. I really enjoyed getting to know the vast number of characters and the variety of personality types that Harris brings forth. They are the type of individuals that both teens and adults can relate to.
This author’s wild imagination and intricate plot captured me. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to others or to continue reading the series.