There were things I really liked about this book - and a few things that left me... unsatisfied. Für the ones who are not into lengthy reviews: Overall it was a gripping read with interesting characters and if YA dystopias are your thing you'll definitely find entertainment.
The plus-side: I am usually not into male -centered/-authored books, but the main character has very little toxic male traits and sexism towards women - e.g. rape culture, non-consent - is brought up throughout the story. Yeh - that's something that IS very important for me.
The author really knows his stuff regarding landscapes and the setting is really well described. I also liked the family-of-choice that is formed. There are a few to many twists and turns in the story, that become (even though very different) somewhat repetitive and leave a lot of loose ends. Which is probably the biggest disappointment: the end feels very abrupt and leaves one puzzled...at least me.
My major pet peeve in story telling culture is the unavoidable tragic teen from the Care-System. Not to spoil, but there's more than one from this category.. Nonetheless a great book.
If there is ever a part two, to solve at least half of the open questions, I'd really enjoy it.
P.S.: CN for a lot of death, violence and descriptions of (sexual) assault, animal farm and delusional behavior
A pretty good book, but I was disappointed in the ending.
Really enjoyed the book but the ending was a little disappointing..
Great book! I actually really liked it. Only issue is the book just ends, there is no conclusion! You are left on a cliff hanger and there is NO Sequal! So kind of annoying, they get you invested and then leave 8 plot holes open at the end. Good book though, just disappointing to not conclude the story.
Good pace, lots of action, wish it was wrapped up a little better.
Great book really enjoyed
So realistic it gave my day-mares! Texas is out of water now. Ranchers are almost giving away cattle. Left over COVID problems. Influx of out of staters and population skyrocketing! U can see the problems in this book as believably happening!
The story was interesting enough but the narrator was a bit boring in his presentation. The actual writing was at times too drawn out as though the Author was teaching a bunch of first graders. There was way too much unnecessary description not leaving anything to the readers imagination. LIke some of the other comments, the ending is so abrupt that is as though the Author got tired of writing and could not wait to finish.
I enjoyed this book! I had a free VIP credit and used it on this title. I knew right away it was a teen-type book. I didn’t mind because I could listen to it around the kids without my earbuds. My kids seemed to enjoy it as well! They would ask me what Travis and his sister were up to now. I put his second book in my wish list. The narration was great!!
Great book and narrator. Had me hooked!
Abrupt ending didn’t make sense
Good read, seemed unfinished, look forward to a sequel.
The story was ok but nothing special. Narrator did a pretty good job but I kept laughing because Max sounded like a breathy ingenue from an old black and white movie.
Loved the characters and the back story. Well written and moved at a decent pace. Only knock was the ending was a little lack luster. All in all, 4 out of 5