Six years after a majority of the world's adult population was annihilated during an event called The Tragedy, eighteen-year-old Addison Summers lives a mostly boring life as a fletcher (making arrows) for her riverside village of 300 survivors in western Tennessee. Addison's village - Sun City - is unusually well-developed by post-apocalyptic standards, especially since it was built from the ground up along the mighty Mississippi River. Boasting solar electrical power and a huge farm to feed the residents, Sun City isn't a bad place to live! But in a harsh and lawless world, the better you have it, the higher the risk of losing it all by force. Addison plays a vital role in Sun City's defense by generating arrows for the village's guardians, since bullets have become extremely scarce. She spends most of her time holed up in her workshop, cranking out ammunition and daydreaming about a handsome guardian that she'll likely never have.
Our story begins as a hunting party on an extended mission returns to Sun City with a mysterious female drifter. It's only the beginning of an exciting chain of events that'll change Addison's boring life forever.
Perfect for avid readers of young adult dystopian or post-apocalyptic novels, Summers' Heat is a refreshing change from the same old dreary, depressing, cookie-cutter landscapes that we've become too familiar with in the genre.