Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Population by Elizabeth Stephens

Dystopian goodness! The Others came to planet Earth over a decade ago and changed everything.  After they devastation they caused, human beings turned on each other for the little resources that were left. Now the vast majority of America is called 'Population' where human gangs are doing whatever they please. For people like Abel, Becks and Ashlynn, it's a scary hell that they must move through to survive with no destination in sight.

Abel ... Not her real name ... is our heroine. A biracial, malnourished fighter who happens upon an Other getting nearly torn limb from limb. In the process, the other 2 she's been traveling with have been taken from her. One killed, and the other kidnapped. Now Abel is out to find the 11 year old who was kidnapped.

Kane ... An Other who tries to find Abel to retrieve something she'd taken from him when he was left for dead.

And that's just the beginning of the book.

It's action packed from start to finish. You feel tense while reading it because around every single corner is trouble. Later, when Kane and Abel reunite, and things slow down for Abel, that's when we really start to learn about Kane, The Others, and what that key is for. And the fight at the end? I'm living for that fight!

There is a sex scene in the book. It's tastefully written with none of the trouble words that I just freaking hate. There's a cliffhanger ending so book 2 definitely must happen. I mean ... I cant ... After that ... I just can't ... I need to know. There are a lot of details I didn't mention on purpose. There are a lot of levels I didn't mention on purpose. It really is a thrill ride from start to finish that you need to hop on.

So please, Elizabeth ... Tell us when book 2 is coming out. We need this!

4 1/2 Stars
Abel (AA/Wh)