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.
You don't have a chance to breathe! Everything happens fast and hard, and I found myself gripping my Kindle, eyes wide and holding my breath. I was so lost in the story that I forgot to put it down until I was finished, except to message some reader friends to say "OHMAIGAWD!". You're speeding along with the characters, wondering what's going to happen next, when BAM! The author, who I imagine twirling a villain style mustache and cackling evilly, says "Wait, dear reader! I need a moment to rip your heart out and make you watch as I stomp on it!" Tears, I tell you!
This is going on my re-read list, as well as my top 10 for this year. I can't wait for the next installment, I'm going to be going crazy wondering what happens next!
Bob says: 5 strong Platypires!