Ten years after a pandemic swept the globe, survivors were forced into factions and camps in order to survive.
Jade and Sera are two orphans who have found refuge in a government camp. It's there where Jade falls in love with a young soldier, Anyon. But Anyon has his own secrets, carefully guarding a past that involves Sera. Before Jade and Anyon admit their feelings to each other the camp is attacked and they're separated.
Jade knows to lead Sera to Albany, the last free camp in the east, but the road is dangerous.
Not only must they dodge pockets of infection, but they're threatened by drifters and gangs. When they arrive in Albany, they find it deserted.
Anyon and his friend Malachi are close on their heels, but not close enough. The Provisional Government is on a mission, and no one is quite prepared for what lies ahead.
I really tried to like this book, but it was difficult to read. The editing was fine, and it flowed fine for the most part, but there was no connection. The book went by too quickly, skipping through things and losing an emotional connection in the process.
The whole idea of it all was pretty interesting, which is what kept me reading, but the execution needs work. There are parts that make no sense, contradict themselves, and are just filler space. It would have been better if the author went into a little more detail on the relationships and things going on in the story. Everything just seemed too cluttered.
It needs work, but I would be willing to reread if changes are made.