Published by Clean Teen Publishing, the Last Orphans is a teen horror novel with lots of violence and gore, minimal swearing, great characters, and enough fast action to outweigh any plot holes and keep the pages turning.
The story starts with Shane, a genuinely nice young man with a tough life that’s about to become much worse. When bees and wasps go on the attack, cattle charge their fences, and adults die in increasingly horrifying ways, Shane finds himself the reluctant leader of a band of youthful survivors. Inspired by a much-loved sports coach, he calls his team together while hints of Lord of the Flies draw near.
The plot eventually hinges on a fairly simplistic quest, but excitement rises as our band of heroes meets unexpected enemies and friends. The Last Orphans is a clean-enough, thoroughly scary tale of horror and post-apocalyptic survival, great for teens with strong stomachs, and a fast, good read.
Disclosure: I bought a free ecopy and I offer my honest review.
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