“Cole’s first Off the Grid novel offers a startling, believable post-apocalyptic world that is rich in atmospheric details and rife with unexpected dangers. Her refreshingly diverse cast of characters possess strong, sympathetic and magnetic personalities, ensuring that readers will be engaged with each step of their journey.” (RT Book Reviews)
No one expects the apocalypse.
Arden Highmore was living your average postgrad life in Rochester, New York, when someone flipped the “off” switch on the world. No cell phones, no power, no running water - and no one knows why. All she and her roommate, John, know for sure is that they have to get out, stat. His family’s cabin near the Canadian border seemed like the safest choice.
It turns out isolation doesn’t necessarily equal safety.
When scavengers attack, it’s John’s ridiculously handsome brother, Gabriel, who comes to the rescue. He saves Arden’s life, so he can’t be all bad...but he’s also a controlling jerk who treats her like an idiot. Now, their parents are missing, and it seems John, Gabriel, their kid sister, Maggie, and Arden are the only people left alive who aren’t bloodthirsty maniacs.
No one knows when - or if - the lights will come back on, and in the midst of all that, Arden and Gabriel are finding that there’s a fine line indeed between love and hate. How long can they expect to last in this terrifying new world, be it together or apart?
Audiobook one of Off the Grid.
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Feminism : A++
LOVED IT! It's so rare to find sci fi books that are feminist and which are not lead by white characters and this one is the best sci fi book I've ever read/listened to!! LOVE IT! P.S. yes I am a white (Eastern European immigrant) woman and yes, I am sick and tired of books with white people. like heck, the world is giant. can't we see some different stories, with different people, and different contexts/problems?
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The story was not exciting at all.
The characters are boring as well as the story line.