I got this book free for an honest review. First, I want to say that I love books that completely take me where I have never gone before. I love when a book blows the box apart and rearranges the very concept of life. This book is a wonderful read.
Recap of the book. So in the future, the earth's surface is full of these storms called Hypercanes. So people are avoiding the earth's surface by living underground. It is believed by the people living underground that no one survived the Hypercanes and those that were not allowed to move underground are dead.
Janis is a 16 year old girl, who has been living at a military school since she was 8 years old. She has a boyfriend named Jake, who goes to the same military schools she does. Jan and Jake are about to graduate. Jan's parents decide to take Jan and Jake with them to go the earth's surface on vacation. While on vacation Jan finds herself being kidnapped by a group of survivors. She has to earn her way, shelter, and food. She knows her father, the General, will come looking for her and will not stop until she is found. As she gets to know and understand this group of survivors, she finds friendship and family like she has never had. Will, the group’s medic, really finds a way to get to her. After being with this group for several months, she is rescued. The problem is that Jan does not want to be rescued. Jake and her father kill everyone. The anger and hatred Jan feels is overwhelming. After returning to school Jan's life seems to have a new purpose. The rest of the story is a wonderful twist of half-truths and concepts completely out there.
I love every part of this story. I easily related to Jan, Jake and Will. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series.