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Eclipse Volume 2
Zack Kaplan
Rise of a Merchant Prince: Book Two of the Serpentwar Saga
Raymond E. Feist
Elephantmen: Mammoth Book 1
Joe Kelly, Richard Starkings
The Joy Diet: 10 Daily Practices for a Happier Life
Martha N. Beck

Post-apocalyptic YA novel in New York – quite engaging

The Young World - Chris Weitz

 

 

This novel aimed at a Young Adult readership deals with a world in which all adults and young children have been wiped out by a mysterious illness. Only adolescents remain and this novel tells us about the plight of a small group based in Washington Square in New York. Jefferson and Donna swap chapters all the way through the book, telling us about their own relationship problems as they struggle to survive and perhaps find a solution.

 

Characters are well-depicted and the writing is an easy read. Engaging enough, this is the first part of a trilogy and although reasonably well-written, I'm not sure that I'm interested enough to see how the plot progresses.