Lucas and his son Orel live in a damaged city. Orel is a photojournalist. In their city, death is common, but when it comes to their doorstep they decide it is time to leave. While searching for a place to live, they meet a rural family. Orel quickly becomes interested in one of the family’s sons, and their love begins to grow. Little do they know that disaster is upon them. Will they make it out in time or die like many others?
When I began reading this book, I was immediately pulled into Lucas’s world. Though very gory, the author described the state of the world in this book perfectly. The descriptions he used were enough to give me an idea of what it would be like to live in a devastated world, yet they weren't so long that they bored me.
The characters weren’t your average heroes; they were damaged people living in an imperfect world. Though damaged, they were likable and relatable. The author set up the characters and kept me on the edge of my seat through the use of dual points of view.
I was a bit confused about what the author called "citoyens." A bit more elaboration on who they were may have made it less confusing for me.
All in all, this book is a swift read for those who like dark, apocalyptic worlds.