Sunday, September 04, 2016

Unknown by Wendy Higgins - Review

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.




Book Breakdown 

OMG! This book! This is one of the best books I've read all year! It reminds me a lot of another book Life as We Knew It. It and this book are the only books I've read where the shit is happening now, not in the future, no we are living through it now with these characters and it's so scary. I feel the actions in this book could really happen in today's world and that it not a good thing. There was many times while reading this book that I found myself nervous if something like this were to happen. It would not end well for anyone.

Amber is just a normal girl in love with her brother's best friend. Though she never told him and thinks that he doesn't like her. She's an RN and enjoys helping people, she had a great family that loves her and her life isn't bad at all. Then it starts, every amusement park and movie studio is bombed all around the world.

Everyone is devastated but nothing more happens for around two years... then all hell breaks loose. It's not long before every right is taken away from every person and those that break the new rules are shot with no remorse at all. Amber is an amazing character and I love her to pieces, the shit she goes through and yet she never gives up. 

Rylen is also really awesome, I love him. Honestly I like all the characters and think they are all very well thought out and flushed greatly. None feel like they are there just to be there, they all feel like they are real and just trying to survive like we would.

The sexual tension in this book is completely off the charts but it's not the whole point of this book. It is NA but nothing to is too dirty. What I love about this book is that it's plot driven, not romance or sex driven but plot and character driven and it's freaking fantastic! I love that perfect blend of romance and one kickass plot. 

So give this one a try and I know you will love it! The only bad thing is how long it feels to wait for the next one.







6 comments:

  1. I've seen this book around, and have been debating whether or not to read it. I love Higgins, but her previous books didn't really cut it for me. But after reading this, Unknown is officially on my TBR now! Thanks for the review :)

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    1. I'm sure you'll love it! It honestly had be hooked from the very start!

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  2. Carrie, your new blog theme is so nice! :D I’ve never heard about this book, but I’m glad that you enjoyed it! :)

    I tagged you in a super recent post! I hope you enjoy it! :D

    Caroline @ Just Another Bookish Blog

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    1. Thanks for the tag! I'm actually working on it now, it will probably up on Saturday :)

      Also, thank you! I worked so hard on this new theme lol

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  3. I've heard mixed reviews of this one. However I love this author's writing and after reading your review I think I'll give this one a go!
    Great review! :)
    Miranda @ Miranda's Book Blog

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    1. I really liked it, though I can see why it would turn some people away. All I got to say though is their loss, this book is great and I'm going insane with the wait for the next one lol

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