A postapocalyptic novel with a cinematic twist from New York Times bestseller Barry Lyga, actor Peter Facinelli, and producer Robert DeFranco.
On the ruined planet Earth, where 50 billion people are confined to megacities and resources are scarce, Deedra has been handed a bleak and mundane existence by the Magistrate she works so hard for. But one day she comes across a beautiful boy named Rose struggling to cross the river--a boy with a secretive past and special abilities, who is somehow able to find comfort and life from their dying planet.
But just as the two form a bond, it is quickly torn apart after the Magistrate's son is murdered and Rose becomes the prime suspect. Little do Deedra and Rose know how much their relationship will affect the fate of everyone who lives on the planet.
I was not fazed by the fact that this book had actor, Peter Facinelli's name connected to it. I was more interested in the postapocalyptic aspect of this book. The pre and post genre is still hot and picking up steam in the book world and I am thrilled about this fact.
So anyways back to the book. The world that Deedra and Rose resided in was very vivid and believable. I could picture that this is what the world would look like if it was destroyed. Deedra is a strong, independent female heroine. Than there is Rose. While his name may indicate a feminine flower Rose is anything but feminine. He was very complex and intriguing. The way that he spoke and interacted made me really connect with him. Rose and Deedra reminded me of another couple that I liked from author Isaac Marion's book, Warm Bodies. If you have read Warm Bodies then you will get what I mean. While this is not a zombie book, the way that Rose came into his own skin and the emotions that he felt was like the same way as "R" in Warm Bodies. The ending was a good one.