Sunday Suspense (23) - The Last Orphans (The Last Orphans #1) by N. W. Harris


Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Expected day of publication: Octover 17th, 2014
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing

Formats: Paperback
Pages: 274

Pre-order via: Amazon


One horrifying day will change the life of sixteen-year-old Shane Tucker and every other kid in the world.

In a span of mere hours, the entire adult population is decimated, leaving their children behind to fend for themselves and deal with the horrific aftermath of the freak occurrence. As one of the newly made elders in his small town, Shane finds himself taking on the role of caretaker for a large group of juvenile survivors. One who just happens to be Kelly Douglas—an out-of-his-league classmate—who, on any other day, would have never given Shane a second glance.

Together, they begin their quest to find out why all of the adults were slaughtered. What they find is even more horrifying than anything they could have expected—the annihilation of the adults was only the beginning. Shane and his friends are not the unlucky survivors left to inherit this new, messed-up planet. No, they are its next victims. There is an unknown power out there, and it won’t stop until every person in the world is dead.

A spine-tingling adventure that will have you gasping for breath all the way until the last page, The Last Orphans is the first book in an all-new apocalyptic series.

The adults disappearance is not a new concept in the YA lit, however, definitely an interesting one. I have to admit, Gone - one of the most famous out of these - didn't particularly piqued my curiosity, but The Last Orphans did. I'm intrigued in the 'horrific aftermath' and in the whole 'this is only the beginning' thing. (Where have a heard this before? *Brainstorm brake* No, I can't think of it. It sounds menacing at any rate.) Anyway, the whole story sounds mysterious and I can't wait to see how the teens cope.

About the author:

Neil Harris

Born at the end of the Vietnam war and raised on a horse farm near small town north Georgia, his imagination evolved under the swaying pines surrounding his family’s log home. On summer days that were too hot, winter days that were too cold, and every night into the wee morning hours, he read books.

In addition to writing, he has been a submarine sailor, nurse, and business owner. His studies have included biology, anthropology, and medicine at UCSB and SUNY Buffalo. He is an active member of SCBWI and lives in sunny southern California with his beautiful wife and two perfect children. He writes like he reads, constantly.

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