Author: Pauline Creeden
Published Date: September 10, 2013
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
In a heart-racing thriller described as Falling Skies meets The Walking Dead, Jennie struggles to find a safe place for what’s left of her family. But it seems as though there is no place sacred, no place secure. First the aliens attacked the sun, making it dimmer, weaker, and half what it used to be. Then they attacked the water supply, killing one-third of Earth’s population with a bitter contaminate. And when they unleash a new terror on humankind, the victims will wish for death, but will not find it…When the world shatters to pieces around her, will Jennie find the strength she needs to keep going?
This book is a fun mix of The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey and Red Hill by Jamie McGuire. There is not nearly as much death/goriness as there is in Red Hill but still a healthy amount that will take hold of your emotions. It will have your heart racing from beginning to the end and the book is finished before you know it. I don’t usually like the alien type of science fiction but after reading The Fifth Wave and Sanctuary,my mind has been changed.
There is a Christian aspect to this book that I picked up towards the end but it is definitely not overbearing. This may change as the series progresses but I liked it! The main character, Jennie, is relatable and does what any older sibling would do in this type of situation, she takes care of her brother at all costs. Most of the book is spent running around trying to get away from the alien’s new terror. However, there is no place on earth that is ever really that safe and the main characters find themselves in lots of predicaments. The ending is not a cliffhanger, thank you for that, but it does leave a lot of unanswered questions for the next books.
I would recommend this book to all dystopian lovers and for anyone that loved the Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey. It is appropriate for all teen readers, there is not profanity or explicit scenes. I will definitely be putting this book in my classroom!
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