Unknown (Unknown Trilogy #1) by Wendy Higgins
Amber Tate believes the worst thing she’ll suffer in life is dealing with the unrequited love she feels for her brother’s best friend, Rylen Fite. She also believes war is something unfortunate that happens places far, far away from her rural Nevada town. She’s wrong on both counts.
When an unknown organization meticulously bombs major cities in the United States and across the globe, a trickle-down effect spreads to remaining towns at an alarming speed—everything from food and water sources to technology and communications are compromised. Without leadership, the nation is split between paralysis and panic, but Amber isn’t one to hide or watch helplessly. She’s determined to put her nursing skills to use, despite the danger, even if it means working alongside the man she can never have.
In this first installment of NY Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins’s debut New Adult series, a frighteningly realistic apocalyptic America is brought to life, entwined with searing romantic tension that will leave you eager for more.
I am and always will be a huge fan of Wendy Higgins. She just has a way of storytelling that captures my interest immediately and with such ease. This book was no different. From the first page, I was hooked. I was invested in the characters and the story the whole way through.
This is Higgins’ first time branching out of the Young Adult genre. While I very much enjoyed this book and the fact that it was New Adult, I still found it had a bit of a Young Adult feel to it. It didn’t quite feel like a New Adult book to me, even though that’s what it was. I didn’t overly mind, however.
The story was great and interesting. The characters were likable and relatable. I can’t wait to continue the story with the sequel!
My only real complaint would be with the editing. There were quite a few mistakes that should have been caught, but it is a self-published book and the content was great.
Best Aspect: Story
Worst Aspect: Quality of editing