The Harvest (The Last Orphans Book 2) by N.W. Harris
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Contemporary, Sci-fi, YA, Romance
Tennessee & Egypt
Shane Tucker and his friends thought with the machined that killed the adult population now destroyed the world was now safe. Unfortunately what no one was prepared for is a war that is now about to begin. Shane and his friends find themselves joining a secret organization that will give them the ability to fight to survive by training them. With other teenage survivors they are hidden away at a base that is deep within the mountain and together they will learn to repel an attack by an ancient race of aliens.
Shane and his friends are determined to safeguard the children that are under their charge. To do that they must compete for the ultimate prize of a suicide mission against the flagship of the alien fleet. As Shane’s feelings for Kelly deepening he finds a need to protect her which causes his emotions to cloud his judgment. He will do anything for her even die. He just won’t die with her. Soon they find that even with all the training they have endured it isn’t enough to prepare them for what is coming. Even with everything they have faced so far all of that is going to be eclipsed by what is coming. The freedom of humanity is now hanging in the balance.
This is a series that is proving to get better with each book. The first book was excellent but the second one takes that and gets even better. It is proving to be an amazing mix of Red Dawn, War of the Worlds and Stargate. The story takes so many twists and turns that the reader isn’t able to guess what is going to happen next which makes for a story that readers won’t want to put down and will have them impatiently waiting for the next book to come out. The characters are written amazingly well and are so very relatable that it makes for a story that anyone can and will greatly enjoy. While it ends with a cliffhanger it actually ends up being better that way because it doesn’t give all the answers but keeps the suspense built up.
I give this one 5 red roses