One horrifying day will change the life of sixteen-year-old Shane Tucker and every other kid in the world.
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.
My review for this book comes a little late because I honestly couldn't describe it very well when I read it 2 or 3 weeks ago. Then I had a little vacay. Haha! Anyway, I'll be trying now soooo better late than later!
Let me start with the word ORPHAN. This word is defined by Google simply as "a child whose parents are dead". I'm sorry, Google, but in this book, the word ORPHAN means more than that. That's just not enough. It ain't right to say their parents are just dead, that's it and that's that. It's more than that.. so much more. You'll know in a bit why I say this now.
You see.. Shane and the entire population have been living their normal lives (as normal as people can achieve, I guess) when suddenly, a tragedy happens. An unbelievably terrible tragedy that wiped out all adults! I really want to share what happened to them, but that's a big no-no! Haha! I want y'all to go blind and be shocked as well!
A little info: I didn't read the blurb when I read this. I mean, I read it when I added it of course, but with my TBR list? I forget stuff easily. You can just imagine my face when it happened. I mean the adults being wiped out. I was in shock because the story line is damn amazing and um horrifying at the same time.
What do you do when you're a teenager and then suddenly you don't have parents anymore? Aunt? Nope. Grandma? Nope. Teachers? Nada. No reliable adult neighbors either!
Oh, and what do you do when your schoolmates suddenly look at you like you're their only hope?
Do you leave them? Do you wallow in misery and just rot there? Nope. Not a chance. You fight.
At least that's what Shane did.
That is why ORPHAN'S meaning to me is waaayyy different from Google's. Orphan, to me is being a survivor, stepping up to the challenge of fending for yourself and maybe other people with you, and maybe, just maybe, making it out of every bad situation alive and kicking.
This is the story of orphans' trying to find their way in a world that is almost lost to them. They meet many, many challenges ahead. Mind you, this is not a pretty superhero book. It's very brutal. It's straight forward, it doesn't beat around the bush. It's detailed and full of twists. I like the pacing and I like how the characters handle themselves. The good guys are my new idols when it comes to teen spirit. The bad guys.. Hmm.. They are real darn effective since I've probably killed them 10 times in my head.
All in all, I want, I beg, I implore, I plead to everyone ... READ THIS!! Give this book a shot. I promise that it will make your heart pound, squeeze it and let it fly.
I CAN'T WAIT FOR APRIL!!! I'M POSITIVE THAT THE NEXT BOOK WILL BE A LOT MORE AWESOME!
Many thanks to Carol who was perceptive enough to know that I will love this book! :)
5 FAIRY WINGS!!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born at the end of the Vietnam war and raised on a horse farm near small town north Georgia, N.W. Harris’s imagination evolved under the swaying pines surrounding his family’s log home. On summer days that were too hot, winter days that were too cold, and every night into the wee morning hours, he read books.
N.W. Harris published his first novel—Joshua’s Tree—in 2013. It was no wonder that with his wild imagination and passion for all things word related, that N.W. Harris was named a quarterfinalist in Amazon’s Break Through Novel Award Contest. In early 2014, N.W. Harris joined the ranks with Clean Teen Publishing when they signed his new young adult apocalyptic adventure series—The Last Orphans.
In addition to writing, N.W. Harris has been a submarine sailor, nurse, and business owner. His studies have included biology, anthropology, and medicine at UCSB and SUNY Buffalo. He is an active member of SCBWI and lives in sunny southern California with his beautiful wife and two perfect children. He writes like he reads, constantly.
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