Hi, and welcome to this week’s Fiction Friday. Today I am reviewing the YA dystopian, ‘Until We End’ by Frankie Brown, one of the first ebooks to be released from Bloomsbury Spark. I would like to thank Bloomsbury for sending me an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
It’s been nine months since the virus hit, killing almost everyone it touched. Seventeen-year-old Cora and her little brother, Coby, haven’t left home since. Not after the power cut out; not even after sirens faded in the distance and the world outside their backyard fence fell silent.
But when a blistering drought forces Cora to go in search of water, she discovers that the post-apocalyptic world isn’t as deserted as she thought when she meets Brooks, a drop-dead sexy army deserter.
Fighting their way back home, Cora finds her house ransacked and Coby missing – kidnapped by the military for dangerous medical experiments in the name of a cure. Brooks knows exactly where Cora can find her brother, except it’s a suicide mission. Cora doesn’t care. But Brooks can’t let her go…
4 out of 5 stars.
This was a lot different than the dystopian books I usually read, as in the others were set in a future where a totalitarian government rules over the people. In Until We End the apocalypse came in the form of a virus, one that has wiped out countless amounts of people; almost the whole population.
Cora is a seventeen year old girl just trying to look after her eight year old brother since her Dad left to go to the work at the hospital and never came back. After a long period without rain, Cora decides to go find some water, leaving her brother behind to hide in the house since Cora thinks it is too dangerous to take him with her.
While getting water, she meets the tall and handsome Brooks, who forces her to take him back to her house. Upon arriving home, she discovers her brother is missing. Left with no other choice, she must trust the stranger Brooks if she has any chance of getting her brother back.
Cora is brave, unafraid, and willing to do anything she can to rescue her brother. Brooks seems like a brutish type at first, but the more you get to know him the more you see he is much more than he appears, he is deep and with heart. I found him to be very captivating, utterly swoon worthy, and I thoroughly enjoyed the interactions and chemistry between Cora and Brooks.
Until We End was a well written, gripping and fast paced novel. It had plenty of action and just enough romance. It was a quick read that I managed to finish in one sitting. I can’t recall any boring bits at all, no sections that I glossed over.
There were things in the beginning I was a little skeptical about, but after the big reveal in the end it all made sense.
Lots of nice juicy twist in this one. And it has been set up nicely for book two, if there is one, I haven’t heard yet.
Until We End is a must read for any fan of YA dystopian, I highly recommend it.
You can add it to your Goodreads here.