Shane Tucker and his friends thought they managed to save the world from the destructive machine that killed off most of its adult population. Unfortunately, a war nobody was prepared for has only just begun. Now they find themselves joining ranks with a secret organization that will train them to fight for the right to survive. Taking refuge alongside other teenage survivors in a hidden base set deep within the mountains, they will learn how to repel an imminent attack by an ancient race of aliens.
Determined to safeguard the children under their charge, Shane and his friends compete for the ultimate prize—a suicide mission against the flagship of the alien fleet. While Shane's feelings for Kelly deepen, along with his need to protect her, he finds emotions clouding his judgment. He’ll gladly die for her. But he refuses to die with her. No amount of training can prepare them for what is to come. Everything the brave teenagers have endured thus far will be eclipsed, with the freedom of humanity hanging in the balance.
The Harvest is the heart-pumping sequel to The Last Orphans by N.W. Harris.
The Harvest picks up right where the first left off, and all the main characters – Shane, Steve, Laura, Kelly, Maurice, Tracy and Jules return in book two. There are new developments, and the continuation of the relationship between Kelly and Shane, but it's also interesting to see how some of the other characters are developed more as well. There's plenty of action, but it takes place towards the latter quarter of the book, and the build-up to get there was rather suspenseful. It becomes apparent that there's more going on than the first book hinted at. So there were some surprise developments. Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and my rating is 5/5 platypries.