genre: young adult science fiction
Cassie's life is unrecognizable. After aliens from outer space have sent four different waves of destruction to the planet, all she has left to believe in is that no one can be trusted - and that her little brother Sammy is still out there. He has to be. And she is going to find him.
I am of two minds about this book. It totally caught my interest and although the writing was sometimes a bit repetitive, I was totally along for the ride. My time on the treadmill flew by while I was reading. Sometimes Cassie's skill set seemed a bit impractical, but whatever. For the most part I could just let all the little annoying things go. But the bigger annoying questions like, WHO the heck are these aliens? HOW THE HECK did this all really work? WHAT IN THE WORLD? That part was harder to get over. Maybe I just need to read the next book to have the backstory more fleshed out but it there were whole paragraphs that I would read and think, "HUH?" But again, I liked reading it even if it did feel like there were a lot of familiar things happening (especially reminding me of The Host with some Hunger Games). I think I just like this KIND of book and so I liked it because of its parts, not the book as a whole, if that makes sense.
I think I care enough to see what happens next.