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Naomi sees her first corpse in a Colorado Springs grocery store, but it won’t be her last. With devastating speed, a plague sweeps first the city, then the state, then the world, leaving less than 1% of the population to go on. Naomi, a gentle and sheltered housewife, finds herself fighting for survival in a world populated by desperate people, where might-makes-right, and mercy and compassion are in short supply. Fellow survivors Jack, a youth minister from Woodland Park; Grace, a 17-year-old high school student from Limon; and Naomi’s daughter Piper, a student at the University of Northern Colorado, all find themselves searching for a safe path forward…because it’s not just the world that has changed.
The plague that decimates the human race also pushes mankind into evolutionary change. Those who survive are different, profoundly so, in ways they are just beginning to comprehend. As Naomi struggles to protect and reunite what’s left of her family, she must also learn to understand and accept the changes in herself. In this strange new world, her survival, and the survival of those she loves, depends on it.
This book is just the beginning of my journey with this author. She really makes you feel the characters as in, their love, pain, and tribulations. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.55
Far out man. All people will become something else?15
Very well written. Easy to follow. Kept me on the edge of my seat. Can't wait to read the next book.55
I’m not sure why this doesn’t have more stars. I will admit that it took a chapter or two to really get into the book, but that’s mostly because the first two chapters were more of a character introduction as opposed to the author slowly weaving in the backstory throughout the book. Character introduction isn’t really my thing. That being said, the character development was well written. Seeing the main characters grow and find themselves in the face of their entire world shattering makes for a very interesting read. There are a lot of apocalypse type books out there. Usually the storyline is weather related, aliens, or zombies. So many zombies. I’m so sick of zombies. I’m happy to report that there was nary a zombie to be found. If you enjoyed Steven Kings “The Stand”, you will most likely enjoy this book.55