About the book:
In the Darkness,
When a massive solar flare wiped out all modern technology across the globe, the small town of Abney, Texas, was thrown into chaos. Shelby Sparks and her teenage son, Carter, have found refuge, but Shelby knows she can’t simply remain hidden. Carter is a type 1 diabetic in need of insulin—and Shelby will risk her life traveling to Austin to make sure he gets it.
Shelby’s best friend and high school sweetheart, Max Berkman, won’t even consider letting her make the perilous journey alone. Together, they manage to reach the capital—only to discover that while things are desperate in Abney, Austin has turned into an urban nightmare on the brink of anarchy.
Shelby and Max’s search for medical supplies will lead them into terrifying territory, where the only thing more uncertain than finding what they need is the hope of making it out of the city alive.
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In this second book in an eerily plausible, action-packed dystopian series, survival will be threatened and faith will be put to the ultimate test as a raging storm engulfs America.
I absolutely loved this book! It was fascinating to go along with the characters as they ventured out of their somewhat safe town into a complete unknown. There was tons of action and suspense as you never knew what was going to happen next and as they came into contact with increasingly desperate people. There was a little bit of romance and some talk of faith and prayer as they tried to have hope and faith that God would see them through their difficult circumstances. I loved the different points of view so we're able to see what Shelby and Max are each experiencing and what they're thinking, along with Shelby's son, Carter. I really enjoyed seeing him grow and change and he got into quite a few situations himself as he stayed back at the ranch with Max's parents. I liked all of the characters overall, but there were a couple situations where Max and Shelby's behavior really frustrated me, so they definitely weren't perfect characters! There were quite a few twists and not everyone was what they seemed. There were also some handy emergency preparedness lists in the back, from what to keep in your car to how to build a greenhouse. I can't recommend this series enough if you like this type of story. I can't wait for the next one!
I received this book free from Harvest House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.