Darkness has a name...
From the ashes of destruction, the Elite rose up as the ruling power of the New World, enforcing new laws.
Those laws are broken at great peril.
When she witnesses her best friend taken by force in the night, she knows he is destined for a fate worse than death.
She's heard the rumors, the whispers of what happens in Rehabilitation.
She's seen the dead looks in the eyes of those who return.
If they return.
But she can't ignore what she's witnessed...
No matter the danger.
How can she abandon her best friend to such a fate? She must try to save him...
No matter the cost.
This is a dystopian series set in a post-apocalyptic world with hints of romance. Books should be read in order. May be cliff hangers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
After a nuclear war, The Elite took over control of the world. They use science and logic to rule this world. God and belief have been banned because these cause wars. If you are caught with either, you are sent away to Rehabilitation camps. Sinna Reardon doesn’t believe in God but she also doesn’t like The Elite dictating everything. Her best friend Jacob on the other hand believes in God and spends his time looking for things relating to God. But then Jacob is caught and taken to the Rehabilitation camp. Sinna has nothing except for Jacob and decides to get herself caught and taken to the same camp so she can break him out. Once there, Sinna learns that there is a lot more happening than she knew. This is a short story with not a lot of character development but an interesting take on this dystopian world. Controlling a world by banning God and belief. I mean, think about this for a moment. You don’t have to be religious to believe in God or a high power or purpose. Just knowing someone cares for you, believes in you, make’s dealing with tough times easier. Correct? Now imaging a world where those that care and believe in you are punished, selected for Trials and Rehabilitation and never seen again. To me that is a bleak world. I could understand why Sinna wanted to help Joshua get out. But along the way she learns so much more. I think this is a good start to a series. It is short, kept me engaged, and left off in the middle of a scene in one heck of a cliff hanger. I admit that I had these kinds of cliff hangers. Although that irritated me, I do have to say that I liked the story and am excited to start Ruin. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
A thriller. A nuclear war has devastated the planet. The remaining people are hungry and the land is barren. Shacks are heated by fireplace and cooled by open windows/doors. This is the New World; a time of suspicion, neighbors spying on each other to survive and little joy. It's ruled by the Elite and their Laws, with no court and no individual rights. The main Laws decree: "Don't Repeat Mistakes of the Old World, Don't Seek Love...And Above All Else, Don't Believe!!' Penalties for breaking these laws are severe. Sinna and Jacob, teens born into this world, know nothing of the Old World except that retold by their elders. The story revolves around the Laws, how they affect Sinna, Jacob and his sister, Sammy. Ms. Stone haa created a New World of believable characters, dialog, background information and plot. The ending mat be unexpected. An impressive read from a new author. The first of a series that is a cliffhanger, which I don't usually appreciate, but this time I'm looking forward to it! This book was given to me for free for an honest review.