Briana has become one of my dear friends, even if she is on the other side of the world. When I found out she was writing a book it only made me like her more. The teasers of her writing and the book cover made me need to read her words. She made the story seem enticing and original, so shall we find out what my thoughts were?
Jay needed so many things. He needed Maia to be well. He needed a cure for both of them. He needed the world to somehow start making sense again. Above everything, he needed someone to tell him why these terrible things were happening to him.”
Seventeen-year-old Jay Harris lives in a world struck down by a deadly virus. His parents are dead, along with half the planet. When Jay’s sister Maia falls ill, he must find a cure before he loses her, too. But unbeknownst to Maia, Jay is also sick… and he’s running out of time to save them both.
When Jay’s friends tell him there might be a cure for him in France, he must decide whether to pursue it. The journey will be difficult and dangerous, especially in his weakened state, but with little time left—for himself and for Maia—it soon becomes clear there’s no other choice.
Jay leaves the relative comfort of London to search for help, knowing he may never find it. Along the way, he experiences the effects of disaster on the bonds of friendship and fluctuating notions of family. These teens, decimated by a dangerous plague, face stark choices in their search for help, not knowing if their efforts will end in loss and pain.
Will Jay and Maia find a cure before the virus takes them?
This thrilling tale will have your heartstrings in agony. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry at some points in this book but that's one of the things I absolutely love about it. If there ever was going to be a twist on the typical dystopian story Briana nails it right on the head!
This book is very intense especially when it comes to Jay's need to protect his family and his heart. There's illness, dying, a love triangle and even a villain who you like to begin with. The entire story is full of twists that allows you to be completely invested in something only to have it ripped away.
It's definitely not a story of expectations as it blows them all out of the water but if there is something you need to do, it's pick up this book. Even if it's not your type of story it's definitely worth the read.
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