4 stars! #TheStorm @Sourcebooks @VeeBergin
I shuddered when I opened my box from BEA/Sourcebooks and this book was in it. I read (tried to) the first in this series and I could not stand the protagonist. In looking over the reviews, I was not the only one. Before settling down to read this one, I read over the reviews again for the second book and saw that a lot of people had said the same thing regarding the first book and that they could tolerate her a lot better in the second book.
Well, I'm here to say, I concord with those reviews. Apparently, she had grown up or been through enough that she realized her complaining was not getting her anywhere. Thank goodness.
I did enjoy this story and my interest was held during this book. I'm sure I missed some pretty important parts, like what happened to her dad and brother and her grandmother, but it's not worth it to me to go back and find out. I realized there was this acid rain stuff falling down and it was killing people and apparently by the second book, there were a lot more people dead. Ruby had learned a lot about survival in the first book and she had become an old pro at it. To only be 15, she knew a lot of stuff. Apparently, a lot more than her dad. And by the way, her brother had really gotten weird, he definitely was not getting any parental advisement. I would definitely recommend the second book in this series and I would be interested in reading the third book in this series.
I would like to thank Sourcebooks for providing me with a free ARC in exchange for an honest review!