At the End (The Road to Extinction, Book 1)
In 2048, the human population borders 39 billion after the termination of the birth control industry, and the realities of overcrowding have sunken into the minds of the world . . . until billions mysteriously go missing. In the wake of civilization’s collapse, a trio of teenage gamers from Washington struggle to endure. Maggy, a strong-willed intellectual, leads Darrel and Félix, two shy geeks, on an expedition down the west coast, as they search for answers about the source of humanity’s downfall, determined to survive the deadliest threat the Earth has ever known.
About the author
John now lives in the Rose Lands of Portland, Oregon, with his wife Katherine, their furry feline Phoebe, and their two budgies Lola and Pablo.
Before getting this book I had never heard of John Hennessey and have never been a bit fan of alien books but I was looking for something different to try and ended up with this book on my Kindle.
The book features a group of teenagers who have managed to stay alive on Earth despite billions of other people being mysteriously taken from the planet. I don’t want this review to give away the story; but if features plenty of action and has enough twists in the book to keep you hooked, and the main teenage characters all feel like people you’ve met before or know.
I honestly didn’t expect to be as ‘into’ this book as I got and was eager to see what happened next and if there was going to be a happy ending or not. Would recommend this book happily to other sci-fi or YA readers.
I did receive this e-book as part of the LibraryThing Give-away program from the author and was asked to post an honest review.
4.0 out of 5 stars Keep reading 31 Mar. 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars Not sure 28 Feb. 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read 17 Feb. 2013