Publication date: 07/14/2015
Age range: 12 and Up
In the vein of The Outsiders and the early Western novels of Elmore Leonard, this inventive debut novel, a cross between the cult classic Mad Max movie series and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, blends adrenaline-fueled action with an improbable yet tender romance to offer a rich and vivid portrayal of misfits and loners forced together in their struggle for a better life.
Adam Stone wants freedom and peace. He wants a chance to escape Blackwater, the dust-bowl desert town he grew up in. Most of all, he wants the beautiful Sadie Blood. Alongside Sadie and the dangerous outsider Kane, Adam will ride the Blackwater Trail in a brutal race that will test them all, body and soul. Only the strongest will survive.
The prize? A one-way ticket to Sky-Base and unimaginable luxury.
And for a chance at this new life, Adam will risk everything.
I couldn't imagine being in Adam's shoes and it's no wonder he did everything in his power to escape Blackwater. Seeing life through his eyes was downright fascinating and I felt like I was on a never-ending roller coaster with non-stop action. I can't forget to mention Sadie and Kane and how I enjoyed delving more and more into their characterizations as the story progressed.
I was completely caught off guard at how much I enjoyed this book. The time and pages just flew by as I gobbled up this story. I would without a doubt pick up the next book that this author publishes!