Author- London Cole
Published- April 7th, 2012
London Cole Books
Won from a giveaway
After turning seventeen, orphan Drake Adair discovers he can see ghosts when he falls into a pit of human remains while running for his life. What he doesn't realize is that he's stumbled onto his destiny.
Kelsie Blake, Drake's roommate and closest friend since she fled her filicidal father, has secrets. Secrets she keeps even from Drake. Sneaking outside the Gates into the wild, she risks everything for a little excitement. Her lies now threaten everything she cares about most in her life.
Drake unearths a plot by an enemy Guild to tear apart life as he knows it. The very people closest to him may be pawns in the grisly scheme, leaving Kelsie and Drake with no one to turn to as they struggle to find answers before it's too late.
Set eighty years after World War III, Kelsie and Drake pair up to protect the only life they know in a harsh and unforgiving world. They must each come to grips with his abilities, her secrets, and their mixed feelings for each other. Will they make it? Or will the very foundations of their lives be ripped from beneath them.-- Goodreads
I finished this book up this morning, and I am pleasantly suprised at how much I liked it. It's no secret that I'm not a huge fan of fantasty (fae, vampires, werewolves, etc) and this book does have some fantasy elements in it, but the way it was tied into the dystopian world just worked for me.
I actually kind of like the cover. It may be a little to spacey for my taste, but I think it works. Also, I didn't imagine Drake to look like that. Oh well :)
I really liked both Drake and Kelsie, even though I felt their relationship was a tad bit odd. They were very sexual with each other, even though they were supposedly just "friends". Totally not just friends. I think that a younger teen should be warned that this book does have some, in my mind, graphic scenes. They did everything together! Shower, sleep, explore.. I didn't have an issue, but others may.
Other than that, they were both great. I could totally picture Kelsie in my head as this cute, petite redhead and Drake as this huge, hulking brunette. You know you got into a book when she start picturing miniscule details about a character.
There was quite a bit of action in this book. Lots of woodsy adventures, killings, and general exploration. Many points of the book were very suspenseful and kept you on the edge of your seat, anxious to see what happens next.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book! The characters were interesting and there was lots of action and romance, both of which make a winner for me! The book was a bit sexual, so be warned! ;)