Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Last Orphans by N.W. Harris

Title:  The Last Orphans
Series:  The Last Orphans #1
Author:  N.W. Harris
Published:  October 9/14 by Clean Teen Publishing
Length:  274pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  YA dystopian
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

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:

What a uniquely captivating and utterly terrifying premise. Harris grabbed me with this story & held me throughout with the intriguing storytelling. This is the type of author who creates not simply images, but entire, vividly real 3D scenes with his words. All of your senses are engaged while reading this fast paced, adventure packed novel. I was emotionally, intellectually, and imaginatively engaged throughout.

The characters in this novel were great. Harris has created age appropriate characters with the ability to step up into centre stage. Strength of character definitely shines through while at the same time the vulnerability of youth is apparent. I really enjoyed getting to know the vast number of characters and the variety of personality types that Harris brings forth. They are the type of individuals that both teens and adults can relate to.

This author’s wild imagination and intricate plot captured me. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to others or to continue reading the series.

1 comment:

  1. I have seen this book around on a few other books and from my understanding it gets quite a lot of high ratings! So I will be trying it, and I am glad to see you enjoyed it as well. It sounds unique and captivating.

    Check out my review: