Review: The Last Orphans by N.W. Harris

One horrifying day will change the life of sixteen-year-old Shane Tucker and every other kid in the world. 

In a span of mere hours, the entire adult population is decimated, leaving their children behind to fend for themselves and deal with the horrific aftermath of the freak occurrence. As one of the newly made elders in his small town, Shane finds himself taking on the role of caretaker for a large group of juvenile survivors. One who just happens to be Kelly Douglas--an out-of-his-league classmate--who, on any other day, would have never given Shane a second glance. 

Together, they begin their quest to find out why all of the adults were slaughtered. What they find is even more horrifying than anything they could have expected--the annihilation of the adults was only the beginning. Shane and his friends are not the unlucky survivors left to inherit this new, messed-up planet. No, they are its next victims. There is an unknown power out there, and it won't stop until every person in the world is dead.

A spine-tingling adventure that will have you gasping for breath all the way until the last page, The Last Orphans is the first book in an all-new apocalyptic series.

Award-Winning Finalist in the Fiction: Science Fiction category of the 2014 USA Best Book


Wow! I am just blown away by this book. It is so captivating that I just couldn’t put it down. It has been a while since I got so caught up in a story that I finished it in one day. The Last Orphan starts out strong and is action packed from beginning to end. N.W. Harris weaves a tale that is thought provoking and refreshingly different. I stayed awake half the night contemplating what I had read. There is just a small amount of romance added in, just enough to give hope. There is a surprising twist at the end that leaves us on an unexpected cliff hanger. Mr. Harris has done a phenomenal job with this seamless execution of this mind boggling story and has me counting the days till the release of book 2.

Shane is devastated by the death of his grandmother and is not in the mood for his dad’s drunken words, but it only gets worse from there. In this dystopian tale something causes the death of all adults in a very gruesome way, leaving kids 17 and younger to fend for themselves. Teens have to step up and take care of and protect the younger ones while fighting for their lives. They embark on a journey with a couple of buses loaded with kids.

I found the characters to be very relatable. Shane is one that I feel that I could relate to the most. I feel he would save every child if he could, but he would also feel extremely burdened at the same time. Shane and his friends find a clue to what is really going on and to their dismay find out it is only going to get worse. They are next. Will they be able to save the world before there is no one left to save it?

Book 2 The Harvest is available for pre-order and is due out April 14, 2015. 
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