Top positive review
A great read
on 17 March 2014
What would you do if Aliens came to earth and wiped out most of the population…apart from you and a few others? This is what happens to Bethany and she is forced to rely on her survival instincts as she discovers those same aliens are pursuing her and the other remaining people.
To up the tension further, add Cade, a mysterious and gorgeous figure from her past who has unusually good survival skills and a ferocious urge to protect Bethany. Then there’s Bret, the high school sweetheart she knows she should be in love with but isn’t.
The story is fast paced and exciting, catapulting the reader from one possible disaster to the next with a good bit of romantic tension thrown in. It’s easy to relate to Bethany’s terror and Cade is mysterious and fascinating. Bret is rather annoying, but that’s clearly the point and the author does a great job of eliciting reactions to the various characters they draw into their group along the way. The relationships are believable and the way the characters grow up and evolve through their trauma is interesting to watch.
This is the first ‘alien invasion’ book I’ve read and I really enjoyed it. I’m going straight into number two, Taken Over, and am looking forward to finding out how they get themselves out of their nightmare situation. I’m also hoping to find out more about the mystery that is Cade. I have my own suspicions, but I won’t write them here in case I’m right!