Andromeda by Amy Bartelloni
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
*****4 Cranky Stars*****
Ten years after a pandemic swept the globe, survivors were forced into factions and camps in order to survive...
Jade and Sera are two orphans who have found refuge in a government camp. It is there where Jade falls in love with a young soldier, Anyon. But Anyon has his own secrets, carefully guarding a past that involves Sera. But before Jade and Anyon admit their feelings to each other the camp is attacked and they're separated.
Jade knows to lead Sera to Albany, the last free camp in the east, but the road is dangerous.
Not only must they dodge pockets of infection, but they are threatened by drifters and gangs. When they arrive in Albany, they find it deserted.
Anyon and his friend Malachi are close on their heels, but not close enough. The Provisional Government is on a mission, and no one is quite prepared for what lies ahead...ANDROMEDA
She liked to wander through the houses and wonder about the people who lived there. She had a wild imagination and would create stories about them, how they survived the infection, where they were now.
This story starts out with Jade and Seraphina on the run, heading to the last free camp in Albany. When the fighting started, they had to leave Anyon and Malachi behind at their old camp in order to ensure Seraphina’s safety. Sera is a free spirit and Jade is the skeptic. While fighting for their lives and avoiding pockets of infection, they find a strength in themselves that they didn't know they possessed.
This book raised the question, what would you do if the world were ending? Could you be as strong as Jade, Seraphina, Anyon, and Malachi? Would you fight for the survival of the human race as well as yourself?
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a great read in the YA/Dystopian genre. I did find the pace slow in some parts, but it didn't take too much away from the book and it was an enjoyable read.
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