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.
First of all, I want it known that my fear of the wasp has grown substantially because if this book. I had a wee panicked moment just yesterday because of it. It's always great when reading a book messes with your every day life.
The story behind The Last Orphans was pretty good, also terrifying. It seemed like it was actually possible, which was one of the reasons why I enjoyed this book.
At the same time, the characters all seemed a bit off. They were stereotypical, and I can't say I connected with a single one of them.
I did feel the story was strong enough that it helped counter a lot of the issues with the characters.