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Publisher's Summary

When 17-year-old Zephyr Rockwell wakes from a camping trip in the woods, he discovers that nearly everyone in the world has disappeared and most of the luxuries mankind maintained are already breaking down. What happened? Where did everybody go? Why is he still here? The boy soon embarks on a journey for answers and companionship in a new reality where great cities lay in ruins, food and water grow scarcer by the day, and every other survivor is a potential threat. There are secrets waiting in California, but is the trek halfway across the country worth the risk? Zephyr and his new friends decide to find out. Some of them, however, may not return.
©2016 Matt Casamassina (P)2017 Matt Casamassina
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Critic Reviews

“… gritty, cinematic post-apocalyptic thriller.” — Publishers Weekly
“… will broadly appeal to fans of breathless end-of-the-world action sequences.” — Publishers Weekly
"Solid apocalyptic fiction that focuses more on its character relationships than its sci-fi elements.” — Kirkus Reviews
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5 out of 5 stars
By ~☆Ashelina☆~ on 03-26-17

A must read for fanatics of this genre!

I don't write a lot of reviews, but if it's a 4 of 5 star I feel I must. For the author, narrorator and the readers that have gone through so many of these type of novels and still want to know when a good or great one comes through.
This one is just really really good! It's not super unique for this genre, but it's is SOLID. Fantastic writing that just keeps you going and a new narrorator (for me atlst) that is just plain GREAT. A different voice for each character but not over the top. Just really really good.
If your constantly searching for the next book on this genre, have already read all the greats, this is a must! All around well done and deserves to be read and definitely heard!

Review by ~ Ashelina ~

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 01-22-17

I'll wait next time

I'm sorry I selected this when there were so few reviews. My three stars for narration are probably a matter of taste, as I am less fond of very different voices for the characters, preferring more of a reading than a performance. A couple of the voices, including Merrick, I found caricature-ish and that alone affected my experience. The story just didn't grab me. It's lightweight for my taste. I like my apocalypse a little more dramatic. Whether most of humanity disappears, dies, becomes zombies, or whatever I would like to have something a little new and faster paced in it's aftermath, especially if the event itself isn't a real part of the narrative. I'm quitting about halfway through. Maybe it gets better but life's too short.

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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