Darkest Days (The Last Orphans Book 4) by N.W. Harris
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Young Adult Sci-fi
Though they killed the adults and enslaved the children the ancient slave mongers have angered a more advanced species of aliens. The superior race is composed of pure energy and they have attacked the Anunnaki’s home world and are now setting a course for Earth.
These aliens that are energy-based believe in a system of trial by battle. They want to push Shane and his friends into the arena with the ones that killed their parents. It will determine if the humans deserve to live or if they should be extinct also. Shane needs to keep his friends and an army of kids that look up to him alive. They will be fighting for the fate of the entire human race and not just for their own lives. Now Shane has to figure out if the enemy of his enemy is his friend or if they are out to exploit and destroy them too.
This is a series that stays with the reader long after the last page is turned. The characters are very well written and the story pulls the reader in and doesn’t let them go until the very end. It also makes readers wish the story wasn’t over yet. It will also have readers hoping this might be made into a movie or tv show. The world building is done very well and is believable. The stories flow together very well and the best way to read the series is in order. The way the book ends is fantastic and will have readers hoping there might be more to come.
I give this one 5 red roses