Listen up, folks. The world we once knew? Yeah, it's gone. I'm talking buildings blown away, roads crumbled, and nature reclaiming all that land we thought we owned. It's been a measly ten years since it all went down, but let me tell you, for our protagonist Emma, it feels like a century has passed.
Now, Emma ain't your average survivor. Nope, she's been flying solo since the very beginning, thanks to her nutty pops who drilled some serious survival skills into her. Trust? Not a chance. You best believe she's got her finger on that trigger at all times. Hide, run, and steer clear of any other survivors or the Infected. Those are the golden rules Emma's been followin' like her life depends on it. 'Cause it does.
But hold onto your hats, folks, 'cause one night brings about a whole lotta change. There's a knock on Emma's cabin door, and a voice – belonging to a girl named Anna – plea for help. And let me tell ya, it ain't just any plea. No, Anna is willing to lay her life on the line to save her brother who's needin' some serious medical attention. And you know what? That flips Emma's world upside down. Suddenly, she's got herself a little band of misfits – friends and family in Anna and her brother Jake.
The crazy thing is, Emma starts feeling things she never thought she would. You know, those pesky emotions. But as her ol' Granny used to say, "Everything comes at a cost, darlin'. You gotta figure out what you're willin' to pay." And let me tell you, Emma's got a big fat decision to make. See, Anna gets snatched and dragged off to some twisted breeder farms. Well, guess what? Emma ain't gonna stand for that. She's ready to pay any price, even if it means her own life, to get Anna back safe and sound.
So buckle up, my friends, 'cause this ain't no ordinary post-apocalyptic tale. It's a wild ride full of danger, tough choices, and the never-ending quest for love and redemption. Ae Watson delivers a story that'll keep you on the edge of your seat for a solid 9 hours and 48 minutes. But hey, fair warning, the audiobook rating comes in at a modest 2.7 outta 5. So, proceed with caution and decide for yourself if this tale is worth your time.