How far will they go to restore the power?
It’s been lights-out for three months and society is already falling into chaos.
Teenage tech-genius Simon Harper and his team of fellow gamers have been searching for the cause of the outage ever since it went down. His twin brother West doesn’t understand him, but when the key to restoring power drops into their hands, they’ll join forces to bring it back.
Descend into an epic, young-adult adventure, featuring family and friendship with a heart-skipping side of romance by debut authors Deborah Adams and Kimberley Perkins.
Mysterious deaths and disappearances are piling up, and unknown enemies are around every corner. As the brothers make their 500-mile journey to Waypoint they’ll have to decide who they can trust, and which secrets can be told.
“Thanks to its tantalizing pace, well-established consequences, and complicated character development, this novel is worth writing home about. I didn’t feel ready for it to end.”
-Independent Book Review
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At some time in the not too distant future, the powers that be decided that having one power grid would be a good idea. You know, consolidation of resources, leaner staffing needs, etc., and all that works just fine until the inevitable happens and the thing stops working. Oops, no Plan B. Simon and West are twins by birth but that’s about the only thing they have in common. One is a hunky athletic type adored by all including himself while the other is your run of the mill gaming genius with no social skills and, somehow, they find themselves on a perhaps-hopeless quest to turn the power back on before humanity completely loses its you-know-what. Along the way, a couple of girls, Riya and Alex, join the boys and bring their own strong personalities to the splintered team. A little romance, a lot of suspense and adventure to the max make Waypoint a fun read and it becomes especially page-turning when West and Simon get separated. I really enjoyed this and will wait with as much patience as possible for the next episode.
Waypoint is set Washington DC and surrounding states in the VERY near future (2067). Prior to the start of the text, the authors provide a timeline to set-up the story. The world is under one worldwide governing body. Since the novel is set 49 years in the future having references to familiar locations and institutions (MIT) made the book more believable, unsettling, and relatable. The story kept my attention and I was not thrilled to stop reading and sleep…to the point I dreamed of joining world saving mission. The characters are well developed and believable. I did figure out the secret role of some of the characters prior to the authors’ revelation to the reader. I enjoyed a NBC show in the early 2010s with a world wide blackout. I found Waypoint FAR more believable he world in Waypoint has some wireless communication that uses batteries to connect to satellites. Generators work. Waypoint also discusses how much society depends on the power grid to keep life going. A significant Blackout would directly influence life and safety. The characters seemed like real people with depth and complexity. This is the FIRST book in a series and does end with an upswing into more action. I look forward to the second book, Constellation. I received an ARC through Hidden Gems in exchange for completing a review. This is my first time reading Deborah Adams and Kimberley Perkins work and I look forward to reading more by these authors.