The tag line on the front cover of this new and very intense book warns readers: “Don’t open your eyes.” But what happens as you read the book is actually the opposite: You can’t close your eyes until you’ve finished the book! This is one of those rip-roaring roller coaster books that you have to breathlessly speed read because you just have to get to the end to find out what happens.
Something terrifying arrives on our planet. And the only thing known about the phenomenon is that all it takes is one glimpse and the person goes on a crazy killing spree. The book follows the story of one survivor, Malorie, and her two young children. The narration goes back and forth in time between the present and the past. I found myself wondering if I could have done what the young mother did to protect her children, such as beating them if they opened their eyes.
So far both my teenage daughters and my mom have raced through the book, and all three loved it as much as I did. If you loved The Hunger Games, Divergent, Unwind, and Rot & Ruin (my favorite science fiction stories that take place in the future on Earth), then I have your next read!