When a fatal fever nearly wipes out the entire world’s population, the survivors of what became known as “the Dying” believe the worst is in the past. Little do they know…
In the aftermath of the Dying, survivor Jessica Monroe searches for sanctuary in a world unlike any she’s ever known before. As fear and isolation envelop her, Jessica encounters the sensitive and helpful Jace, who she believes is another survivor. But Jace has a past and secrets of his own that’s he not ready to disclose. Soon Jessica realizes that the destruction of humanity might actually be the first step in a larger, more complicated plan — a plan that may very well involve her. Struggling to discover her role in a terrifying new world where everything has changed, she must decide who she can trust. But is the price for that trust just too high?
Review 2 of 5 Stars
This is the first book in the Demons & Djinn collection of novels. It was an impulse buy. There are 13 novels in the collection, but I’ve only read the one so far and it might be quite a while before I read another. The post-apocalyptic part is what initially grabbed my interest. There were times when it seemed like the story was going somewhere and then it would putter around, losing the tension that had been built.
In a lot of ways this story just wasn’t for me. I’m a little weary of teenage romances. As a grown woman I’d like to see more mature characters so that I can relate to them better. Of course, that’s not to say there isn’t a market for this type of story. I’m just not the market that was targeted.
Some of the survival skill things were well done. Other things made me laugh a little.This wasn’t an awful book by any means, but it certainly wasn’t my cup of tea as they say. Nevertheless, the author wrote her story well even if it was too slow for my liking. Portions of it were pretty interesting. The author’s initial descriptions of “the Dying” and Jessica’s experiences were what made the book worth reviewing in my opinion. For me, the story kind of slumped in the middle. There was really nothing about a djinn until way late in the book. By that point I had kind of lost interest and was just pushing through to the end.