The Harvest (The Last Orphans #2) by N.W. Harris
Title: The Harvest (The Last Orphans book #2)
Author: N.W. Harris
Published: April 14, 2015
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Genre: Teen, Sci-fi
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
In the wake of the apocalypse, nobody is safe.
Shane Tucker and his friends thought they managed to save the world from the destructive machine that killed off most of its adult population. Unfortunately, a war nobody was prepared for has only just begun. Now they find themselves joining ranks with a secret organization that will train them to fight for the right to survive. Taking refuge alongside other teenage survivors in a hidden base set deep within the mountains, they will learn how to repel an imminent attack by an ancient race of aliens.
Determined to safeguard the children under their charge, Shane and his friends compete for the ultimate prize—a suicide mission against the flagship of the alien fleet. While Shane's feelings for Kelly deepen, along with his need to protect her, he finds emotions clouding his judgment. He’ll gladly die for her. But he refuses to die with her. No amount of training can prepare them for what is to come. Everything the brave teenagers have endured thus far will be eclipsed, with the freedom of humanity hanging in the balance.
I received this book to give an honest review.
The best part about this book is that it is a good clean read. No cussing or sexual things going on just clean.
I have never been big on the whole alien thing in books as some times it is too much. In The Harvest it was actually done really well and it wasn't too much. The teens have now been recruited to put a stop to the ones who have started this all. What they learn is that this alien race has been here for a long time and not all of the aliens agree with what has happened. These teenagers along with others from around the world will step into this fight. They will learn so much and along the way just how much they can take. These teens have had so much taken away but they have conquered a lot in the small time they have been on their own and fighting. Now the fight will be even bigger and it will push them to their limits. Shane and his crew of friends are determined to stop this once and for all yet what will truly happen and who can you trust? I have to say the one scene towards the end where Shane is in the pod it had me cringing just a bit but I liked it!
I honestly can not wait to dive into book three because I really need to know will these teens set out to do what they needed to. Are the aliens really against the humans and want to slave them and suck our land dry?
If you are looking for something for your teenager to read this would be the book, but read the first one first.
Born at the end of the Vietnam war and raised on a horse farm near small town north Georgia, his imagination evolved under the swaying pines surrounding his family’s log home. On summer days that were too hot, winter days that were too cold, and every night into the wee morning hours, he read books.
In addition to writing, he has been a submarine sailor, nurse, and business owner. His studies have included biology, anthropology, and medicine at UCSB and SUNY Buffalo. He is an active member of SCBWI and lives in sunny southern California with his beautiful wife and two perfect children. He writes like he reads, constantly.