Title: SHELTER: THE BEGINNING
Series: SHELTER TRILOGY: BOOK ONE
Genre: FICTION, POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION
Length: 170 PAGES
Publisher: VICTORY EDITING NETGALLEY CO-OP
Received From: NETGALLEY
Release Date: SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
Rating: 4 OUT OF 5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Addison Longwood survived the plague that struck down almost everyone around her. She survived the hazardous trek into the countryside to find shelter within a group of like-minded individuals led by a man she can actually respect. Settled and contributing, she allows herself a sense of hope.
From the remaining military, Captain Jesse Forbes is charged with locating survivors in order to rebuild the country. His initial impression of Addison’s band isn’t positive and he sets his sights on the young woman in order to infiltrate, and assess her leader—the end justifying the means, or so he assures himself.
But there are far greater dangers lurking, threatening the very existence of the survivors. Alliances are forged—and tested. Betrayal cuts deep, lives are lost and others changed forever.
Who are the good guys anyhow?
SHELTER: THE BEGINNING is the first book in a series and at only 170 pages, is a quick, easy read. Allyson Young is a talented Canadian Author and has written a great number of books, some written under her own name and others under her own name: Elizabeth Scott.
Set in a post-apocalyptic version of the United States, Addison Longwood is one of the lucky ones who survived the flu-like plague that killed an estimated 90% of the world’s population.
The back story is not described in detail, but readers are given enough information to comprehend the seriousness of what happened.
Instead of focusing on the immediate aftermath of the plague, this story begins when Addison has reached a camp that is set-up extremely well and is in a defensible location.
Unfortunately, humans being what they are, there is always someone who wants what other people have and who would rather take it by force, than put in the work themselves.
Focusing mostly on Addy’s story, the author deftly manoeuvres the action and the romance elements to have equal time.
If you are looking for a great beach read, look no further, SHELTER is it.
Due to the graphic nature of some of the content, this book is not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen.
I rate SHELTER: THE BEGINNING as 4 out of 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ and I highly recommend purchasing the next book in the series immediately since Book One ends on a cliffhanger.
*Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book.*
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Allyson Young aka Peri Elizabeth Scott lives in cottage country, Manitoba, Canada. She and her husband pretend to work well together in their seasonal business.
She has always enjoyed the written word, and after reading an erotic romance, quite by mistake, decided to try her hand at penning one. That was followed by a mix of spicy (Ally) and sweet (Peribeth) romances in various genres as well as a post-apocalyptic adventure without a lick of romance by Peribeth.
A bestselling Amazon author, a hybrid, and a coauthor, as of April 2018 she has published four series and several standalones—53 books in total, with others under contract.
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