Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Sixteen year old Jack and his siblings have been locked into a vault designed for them to survive the end of the world. Their father put them there and told them to stay as long as they can and wait for help. It has been months and no one has come to rescue them. They are out of food and out of options. They are going to have to leave to find food, water and hopefully other people.

They decide to open the door and take their chances. What they find when they exit the vault is unbelievable. Half their home is gone and they have to find a way down 13 floors with no stairs.

As they pick their way through the ashes that used to be the city they have grown up in they are pursued, hunted and attached. This would be a hard situation for adults, but these are children.

Their journey will keep you on your toes and biting your nails. I know it is hard to read this way, but I managed. It is fast moving and very exciting. These kids are smart and know how to take care of themselves, but they want answers. Where is everybody? What happen to the city and is it just here or is the whole world gone?

This is a very entertaining book and I didn’t want to stop reading for the things that are required of me, feeding the family, taking out the dogs, sleeping. You know the basics. This is the first book I have read of Jeremy Laszlo, but it will not be the last. I hope there will be a sequel to this book, because I was not ready to leave these characters.

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