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Synopsis: After a demon apocalypse kills their parents and everyone they know, 17-year old Abby, her brother, Carter, and friend Max, flee their home to travel through what has become the Wastelands of America. When radio transmissions of a resistance offering shelter and safety cease, Abby is tempted to give in. Struggling to overcome life-threatening obstacles on their journey, Abby and her companions quickly discover there are much worse things that they could have ever imagined.

Ok, this is a fantastic young adult novel. Its originality in demons truly make it stand out. While these teens are fighting for their lives, the book still somehow manages to keep their innocence as well.

The characters are wonderful, I found myself rooting for them the whole way through the book. In some parts, I really did hold my breath, waiting for the outcome. The strength of family showed through in this tale, as well as the concept that sometimes, your family includes people you grew up with as well as people you meet throughout your journey in life.

Megan Duncan truly did a great job on this! I cannot wait to read the second part of this series.

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Image Synopsis: When Gary’s girlfriend Joan vanishes, calls to her parents home yield only dead air. Her school records are gone. There is no longer any evidence that she even existed. Most disturbing of all is what Gary does find: a warning and a tantalizing clue, leading to a mysterious backward cult known as the Homesteders. Now Gary may be the next to disappear.

Now, I am a HUGE fan of horror. HUGE! I also totally love Bentley Little’s writing. Most of his books totally enthrall me by the end of the first chapter. This one took a bit longer.

I can’t really say that this book was horror. It was more of a mystery that involved a creepy cult. Having been a psych nurse for 20 years, and having worked closely with cult members in the past, most cults’ are creepy.

The characters are mostly realistic but not believable. How many college students are going to give up everything they have, including their lives, for a person they only  met a couple weeks ago?

So while it really took me awhile to totally get into the book, it was still for the most part a good read. You won’t find anything paranormal or supernatural, but you will get curious as to how it all ends.