We follow four characters and their intertwining stories: Moira ( or MoJo) an ex pop star trying to escape her past and stay hidden from her brother, Jason, a widower figuring out how to move on with life after the tragic passing of his girlfriend, Krista, a woman trying to make sure of herself and forget her terrible childhood, and Sunny, Rob ’ s sister, a kid growing up in a post apocalyptic world.The story started fairly strong.
The world building didn ’ t make a lot of sense to me for a post apocalyptic story.
They hire bounty hunters to find their loved ones.Some pockets of people reject that way of life and go out to start a new ay of life centered around farming.
But othing about the world really felt like it ended.
Something in post apocalyptic life in the metro centers seem mostly normal.
I guess in the beginnin I just didn ’ t buy into the world building.It was really driven home when one random character states the metro ( s) of New England are still struggling due to winter storms while Minneapolis was doing alright.
Minneapolis gets more snow then much of New England.
I realize this is one tiny line in the entir nove, and hey, sometimes southern New England has a brutal winter, but as a whole it felt overwhelmingly under researched.Another example ( warning, spoilers ahead) is when the government decides that Sunny would be better off without her dad because her dad, who holds a job and raises her alone and yeah, is grieving, but otherwise okay, is “ unstable ”.