The world has changed. It's dangerous, deadly. Inhuman creatures rule the planet. Animals have mutated. The land is hostile. But it's all I've ever known. Hunger. Fear. Panic. Those emotions are my reality. I am Avery, and I am 17. My father died a year ago. Since then I've been responsible for my eight-year-old sister, June.
I worry we are the only humans left.
Humans have been hunted for centuries, to the brink of extinction. I must fight each day to protect my sister. It is the reason I wake, the reason I breathe. But how long can I go on fighting? How long will it be before they find us?
More than 200 years into the future, human beings are an endangered species. The planet has been battered by war, its inhabitants plagued by disease and death. Few humans survived and remained unaffected. Most changed dramatically and evolved into something else entirely. Irrevocable alterations caused by chemical warfare have created a new species. North America is in ruins and has been overtaken. Humanity has fallen at the hands of mutants known as Urthmen.
Seventeen year-old Avery is alive and unchanged. But she has not been immune to the harshness of the new world. She has lived on the run for much of her life, in terror.
After losing her father, Avery is the sole guardian of her eight-year-old sister, June. Avery is now charged with June's safety as well as her own, a nearly impossible task.
Forced to hide deep in the forest and away from the cities overrun by Urthmen, Avery and her sister are constantly hunted. Danger awaits them at every turn. They fear they are the only human beings left, that they are the last of their kind.
But are they truly alone?
Find out in this raw and riveting first installment of the Planet Urth series.
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Excellent post apocalyptic story
- Todd (Toad) Vogel
Earth has become a scary and different place
I really liked the start of this series , definitely written for a YA audience . The descriptions in this book can place you in the scenes. The author not only describes what you see , but what you hear what you smell and what the character Senses around them.
I think it was at the scene at the lake with the other family they had just met . The first other humans that the youngest daughter could remember that were not related to her .
No I have never listen to any of her performances before but I really enjoyed listening to her and will enjoy hearing her narrate other stories in the future .
No I did not listen to this in one sitting I did listen to it all in one day while I was working . The story flowed nicely it did not tire me , there was nothing taxing so I needed to stop and think , it was just right for a day that I wanted to listen to something without having to be deeply involved .
At times the book did get repetitive , there were a few info dumps that could have been done more smoothly , but all in all this is a book that I definitely will go onto the next of in the series . This book was provided to me free by the author for an honest review .
- Sarah Moon