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The Tribe of Iodine Wine

Brian Pacini June 11, 2020

The Tribe of Iodine Wine Brian Pacini Iodine wine is not a particularly delicious substance, but it is a necessary one in the refugee camps forming in Central Asia After a catastrophe cripples America, the survivors drink iodine mixed with water to stave off radiation sickness.Pax, Kevin, Lupina, and their friends are part of the Tribe of Iodine Wine It s what they have elected to call themselves after the g Iodine wine is not a particularly delicious substance, but it is a necessary one in the refugee camps forming in Central Asia After a catastrophe cripples America, the survivors drink iodine mixed with water to stave off radiation sickness.Pax, Kevin, Lupina, and their friends are part of the Tribe of Iodine Wine It s what they have elected to call themselves after the government relocates them to the camps.Even before disaster struck, Pax was nervous about his best friend, Kevin The two were troublemakers, but Pax had begun having second thoughts about their behavior Kevin insisted on getting into danger and taking enormous risks Now, cut off from society and at the mercy of the camp guards, Kevin s thrill seeking could get them all in trouble It could even get them killed.As the news from back home takes a turn for the terrifying, Pax and his new tribe fight against the oppressive camp conditions The de facto camp leader, the Corporal, is a racist sociopath, but there might be an even bigger danger lurking in their midst Whom can you trust at the end of the world Whom can you trust to start the new one Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, First, 324 pages Published June 26th 2017 by HuffPuffPress More Details ISBN 0692865829 ISBN13 9780692865828 Edition Language English setting Denver, Colorado United States Tajikistan Other Editions 1 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Tribe of Iodine Wine, please sign up

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The pace had just the right amount of tension, intrigue, mystery and fluff I loved it This will definitely be one I ll reread The ABC Reading Challenge T With many thanks to the author for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest reviewBlog Instagram Twitter flag 205 likesLike see review View all 19 comments Aug 14, 2017 Sarah Joint rated it it was amazing Sometimes reading a book that is vastly different than what you re used to is regrettable Sometimes you come across a hidden gem like this one I ran the gamut of emotions reading this story I would go as far as to say that this book made me feel than any other did in recent memory The emotions were not always good I felt fear, anxiety, and disgust There were also moments that warmed my heart or made me laugh Evoking such strong emotions with a single book is amazing, even if I had to Sometimes reading a book that is vastly different than what you re used to is regrettable Sometimes you come across a hidden gem like this one I ran the gamut of emotions reading this story I would go as far as to say that this book made me feel than any other did in recent memory The emotions were not always good I felt fear, anxiety, and disgust There were also moments that warmed my heart or made me laugh Evoking such strong emotions with a single book is amazing, even if I had to take breaks than usual while reading it as a result It was somewhere around the middle of the story that I checked out the website for the author It features a playlist of songs, a musical accompaniment to the story There are songs that are mentioned in the book itself and songs the author credits as inspiration for his work I enjoyed the playlist a lot, it really helps you become immersed in the story A diverse and complicated cast, an imaginative plot, and the moral dilemmas the well developed characters face make this book It won t be off my mind anytime soon The large cast of characters can get confusing occasionally, but their voices are each so different that I soon figured it out This is a really fantastic debut for the author Despite my high praise and rating, I really have to say that I don t think this book will be for everyone It was kind of rough to read, and if you re very sensitive you might end up abandoning it There are some feel good moments here, but there are also moments that made me shudder, especially toward the end From the blurb Iodine wine is not a particularly delicious substance, but it is a necessary one in the refugee camps forming in Central Asia After a catastrophe cripples America, the survivors drink iodine mixed with water to stave off radiation sickness.Pax, Kevin, Lupina, and their friends are part of the Tribe of Iodine Wine It s what they have elected to call themselves after the government relocates them to the camps.Even before disaster struck, Pax was nervous about his best friend, Kevin The two were troublemakers, but Pax had begun having second thoughts about their behavior Kevin insisted on getting into danger and taking enormous risks Now, cut off from society and at the mercy of the camp guards, Kevin s thrill seeking could get them all in trouble It could even get them killed.As the news from back home takes a turn for the terrifying, Pax and his new tribe fight against the oppressive camp conditions The de facto camp leader, the Corporal, is a racist sociopath, but there might be an even bigger danger lurking in their midst Whom can you trust at the end of the world Whom can you trust to start the new one I received a copy of this book to review from the author This in no way affects my opinion flag 70 likesLike see review View all 29 comments Apr 09, 2018 Jennifer Jen The Tolkien Gal rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley, netgalley challenge, favorites, ya thats actually good, 2018, 6 stars, all time favourites, polls about life 2018 To all the jaded sell out YA novels out there learn from this book Right now stop what you re doing and take notes.Tribe of Iodine Wine The Lord of the Flies for a Modern Audience And then I cried I sobbed like a child The stress was all too much I just couldn t take it any I could feel my tears run onto my naked arms and down to the fabric Imagine A Lord of the Flies where instead of focusing on what happens from the aeroplane crash and beyond, it gave you an exploration of the r To all the jaded sell out YA novels out there learn from this book Right now stop what you re doing and take notes.Tribe of Iodine Wine The Lord of the Flies for a Modern Audience And then I cried I sobbed like a child The stress was all too much I just couldn t take it any I could feel my tears run onto my naked arms and down to the fabric Imagine A Lord of the Flies where instead of focusing on what happens from the aeroplane crash and beyond, it gave you an exploration of the relationship between the boys when they still attended normal school together Imagine how fantastically this would have explored the relationships between characters and how much saddening and impactful the reality of their murdering, madness and depravity would have been And so, I introduce to you the Tribe of Iodine Wine A book that does just this A Summary To Me, a wallflower watered in bitter disdain, the velocity of connections is just annoying as fuck The book s premise as presented here on is a pretty good explanation so I won t go into too much detail The book centres around a group of teenagers who went to school together and got into all sorts of trouble and had a lot of fun They also experience difficulties due to their colourful personalities A very large atomic bomb hits close to their neighbourhood, and only the 14 18 year olds are evacuated to a small Islam state where they must build a new life for themselves in a camp along with a group of Mormons and Hispanic kids Something much worse happens when they realise the truth of the reality of the bomb that destroyed most of America, and it begins to slowly gnaw away that their little den of security in their camp.The Characters Just To Give you a Little Taste Stereotypes are such a strange thing They make you invisible and center stage at the same time, like being stateless The characters are a Tribe Early in the book, they drink iodated water and commit to an oath of the Tribe of Iodine Wine This is their ritual their bloodied hands to which they must answer in helping each other Mr Pacini paid painstaking attention to the details of his characters They are not only of varying ethnic and social backgrounds, but have unique speech idiosyncrasies, ticks, strengths and weaknesses No character is portrayed as the good or bad guy as every character whose viewpoint we have the pleasure of reading sees the others differently The romances between characters are also much realistic and less perfect than your usual YA, but ultimately relatable and all the sweet for it And focus on commitment instead of steamy sex scenes Pax A soft spoken Jewish boy with a hidden instability He seeks to protect everyone in his life.Kevin Kevin was smaller and reserved, and he usually stared off into the distance through the dark circled eyes set on his pale face But he was dangerous than Michael Lupina Lupina was sleeper beautiful Tall and long legged, she could easily could have become a model if she didn t care so much for helping others instead Spencer The Mormon group leader with a great sense of courage and morality.Annie A strong, aggressive, sassy and outspoken girl.Charlotte Charlotte was always serious She carried a natural beauty hidden behind glasses, nerd quotes and an Fuck the world disposition Felicia Such a strong woman who carries on despite the adversity she faces.Michael Michael was intimidating as hell He was a big, crazy smart kid who scared the shit out of the white kids Fetien Maybe one of my favourites She is an Ethiopian girl who runs extremely quickly and attempts to see beyond Kevin s instability.These characters commit unspeakable acts to help their friends and keep the tribe of Iodine Wine going.Portrayal of Teenagers What YA authors need to learn We re a fucking tribe Our main characters are initially introduced as seven kids of differing backgrounds, difficulties and strengths I m only twenty I remember what it s like to be in these kids shoes This is the first young adult novel where I can relate so well to the characters that I get frustrated, teary eyed or joyful at their actions and thoughts In this novel, characters are thrown into impossibly difficult situations that no young person should face Their strengths and weaknesses blossom in response to how they deal with these situations and change them for better or worse Characters follow arcs that are not straight laced they have ups and downs and do not improve or deteriorate consistently This is what I find so fantastic about the novel these characters are so realistic without being boring.The Back and Forth How to Flip POV on its Head He is crying and whimpering and reminding me that we are only kids thrown into the world of fucked up adulting I absolutely love how the book s POV is done The first half of the book consists of alternating chapters of how Pax muses on both past and present situations he and his friends have found themselves in The POV changes suddenly halfway through to all the characters that he has been describing this gives such a lovely little twist to character perspectives and motives and is so refreshing The alternating between past and present also gives colour and explanation to the characters and their motives And ladies and gentleman, we have an unreliable narrator, which is always a fantastic addition to any book.Drop what you re reading and drop your preconceptions of YA stereotypes because a Tribe of Iodine Wine will shock you into a whirlwind of emotions I read this book for NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. flag 32 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jan 24, 2018 Heather rated it it was amazing I received this book as part of a First Reads Giveaway I love, love, LOVED this book It hooked me from the very beginning, and kept me reading WAAAYYYY past bedtime a couple nights All about best friends, first loves, civil war, racism, mental illness, rivalry, and so much else It s YA, but as a person who is WELL beyond my YA years I can highly recommend it for not so YA s, too flag 21 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jul 21, 2017 Marisa Farrah rated it it was amazing The Tribe of Iodine Wine, written by Brian Pacini of Denver, Colorado is the author s first novel although after you read it you quickly learn it will not be his last For those of us from Denver the references to our beloved city, its bike paths, parks and landmarks, make the reading all that fun Tribe is of the young adult fiction genre yet can be enjoyed by anyone who likes to read a clever and exciting adventure The book is about a group of high school students living in our contempora The Tribe of Iodine Wine, written by Brian Pacini of Denver, Colorado is the author s first novel although after you read it you quickly learn it will not be his last For those of us from Denver the references to our beloved city, its bike paths, parks and landmarks, make the reading all that fun Tribe is of the young adult fiction genre yet can be enjoyed by anyone who likes to read a clever and exciting adventure The book is about a group of high school students living in our contemporary world of technology, the Patriot Act s normalization of surveillance, the complacence to such that followed, and fear of the other It is also a commentary on the drawbacks of having a zero sum mentality, a game theory in which one party s win equals another party s loss and visa versa In fact, the opening scene of Pax the narrator , Kevin, Jaden, and Michael and their actions suggest a rebellion against the environment the boys live in yet are simultaneously products of We are introduced to the characters whilst they are counting coup a term from the history of the Plains Indians to mean, essentially, getting close enough to the enemy to touch without injuring them or getting injured or killed yourself The boys, led by Kevin who asserts that kids are too obedient now go cruising down the highway in an old Monte Carlo away from the city and into the southern, whitest, richest, most conservative suburbs that years ago, while the city and surrounding areas were being planned and built did not allow people of color to inhabitat An unfortunate piece of real history in this fiction story The boys create a game in which they earn points for taking out the side mirrors of cars and trucks with offending bumper stickers You know the ones, snarky and uncreative blasting gay marriage, illegals , and claiming infinite patriotism, Bad Boys, No Fear Kevin ends up taking the game too far, a characteristic behavior for him throughout the book, and later puts himself in a dangerous situation taunting police with a paintball gun and beginning a rift between he and Pax The shenanigans end abruptly when the unthinkable happens, a nuclear event causing a supervolcano to erupt in Yellowstone National Park results in radioactive ash blanketing most of the United States The boys and their gaggle of diverse friends from East High School are forced to evacuate immediately, the government s attempt to save fourteen to eighteen year olds from the disaster in order to form colonies abroad The teenagers end up in a refugee camp in Tajikistan with kids from other Colorado high schools and the inevitable bonds form as adversaries are made among the varying factions The students from East High School team up with kids from North Denver and some Mormons from Utah and name themselves MMM for Mixed, Mexican, and Mormon Kevin, an experienced wilderness backpacker, brings iodine which has many uses including as an antiseptic and sterilizing agent as well as to offset the effects of radiation exposure The title, The Tribe of Iodine Wine refers to this band of teenagers that have been forced to come together and help one another, ingesting the red water that has been infused with iodine, a common purification process The characters pass the iodine wine around in a ritualistic fashion, each taking a sip to solidify their allegiance to the tribe as they navigate the dangerous and anarchistic new world they live in.The Tribe of Iodine Wine is an exciting read from the start, enticing the reader ever onward I was able to finish the 321 pages in less than a week Pacini does a good job of keeping his adventure novel thrilling while at the same time providing dynamically human characters that are relatable and pushing the audience to continually ask ourselves how we would behave in such a situation For a work in which Pacini is cutting his teeth, he writes a plot here that is fluid and makes sense but also has the complexity to have you going back to reread for better understanding In the first third of the book Pacini alternates between the time before the evacuation and after, lending, I think, to variety for the reader The author experiments with perspective as well, just when we are ready to hear from some of the other characters You get the feeling Pacini also wanted to explore the other characters voices and it s nice to get inside their heads, especially some of the female characters like Fetien and Lupina The broader themes like feminism will not be lost on the reader but even if they are it s still a fun read The Tribe of Iodine Wine by Brian Pacini is stimulating to the very end and left me wishing the next book were already written and available to read flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Oct 20, 2017 Laura Koerber rated it it was amazing Shelves my shelf I can t believe that this is a first novel Brian is a real novelist and I am sure he will produce books and I look forward to reading them Meanwhile, he should get a movie deal for this one The genre is dystopian teenagers against the world That s a formula used by other authors, though not always effectively It works in this book because the author does not treat moral dilemmas lightly The characters are aware of trade offs, aware of the cost of the choices they make There s much mor I can t believe that this is a first novel Brian is a real novelist and I am sure he will produce books and I look forward to reading them Meanwhile, he should get a movie deal for this one The genre is dystopian teenagers against the world That s a formula used by other authors, though not always effectively It works in this book because the author does not treat moral dilemmas lightly The characters are aware of trade offs, aware of the cost of the choices they make There s much to this novel than good guys fighting bad guys I highly recommend this book In fact, I liked it quite a bit better than The Hunger Games flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 03, 2017 John rated it it was amazing The Tribe of Iodine Wine is a dystopian novel that could also be categorized as YA, due to all the main characters being teens The story begins in a diverse neighborhood in Denver, Colorado and follows several characters quiet and handsome Pax, a white boy who shifts from being the story s consciousness to a deeply troubled anti hero, the very clever and aware of the world s ugliness, but self destructive Kevin, the compassionate Lupina, Charlotte, Michael, Todd and many others.The group is fo The Tribe of Iodine Wine is a dystopian novel that could also be categorized as YA, due to all the main characters being teens The story begins in a diverse neighborhood in Denver, Colorado and follows several characters quiet and handsome Pax, a white boy who shifts from being the story s consciousness to a deeply troubled anti hero, the very clever and aware of the world s ugliness, but self destructive Kevin, the compassionate Lupina, Charlotte, Michael, Todd and many others.The group is forced to leave their home, and move to the middle of nowhere when a terrorist attack puts their life in danger.The dangers they have to face there from those who were meant to protect them however are even greater, and only Kevin seems to understand this, while Pax can t help but question every move his old friend makes.The way the story is developed feels like an experiment that went wrong in some cases It begins as the story of Pax the author s voice perhaps , but perhaps the author at some point realized that the perspective of some of the other characters was interesting, and switched to using multiple voices to tell the story Along the way characters like Fetty, Paco, Annie and others steal the show and lead the plot to some very dark paths I do wish the story was a little better organized, but overall it was so powerful, it deserves at least a 4.5 And given that the author is a fellow cyclist makes me round it up to 5 flag 3 likesLike see review Sep 17, 2017 Jackie Amadon rated it it was amazing Shelves giveaways This is one of those books that will stay with you for a long time With that said, the first half of the story switched between the recent past and the terrifying present Normally this type of storytelling drives me nuts but I found that I was interested in both stories and Pacini did a wonderful job of character building a group of racially diverse teenagers In the present portion of the book the teenagers are evacuated from their high school and shipped to central Asia to start a new colony This is one of those books that will stay with you for a long time With that said, the first half of the story switched between the recent past and the terrifying present Normally this type of storytelling drives me nuts but I found that I was interested in both stories and Pacini did a wonderful job of character building a group of racially diverse teenagers In the present portion of the book the teenagers are evacuated from their high school and shipped to central Asia to start a new colony What they re told is that one of the Muslim countries the US is at war with has launched a missile into Yellowstone and caused a major eruption of poisonous ash As the story evolves, this is called into question along with a lot of the other events going on The second half of the book without giving anything away follows the teenagers and their new tribe of iodine wine as they try to survive against all odds Morality is called into question here along with the realities of war.I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading dystopian, young adult, or about nature I received this book as a giveaway from the author My opinion is my own flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 04, 2017 Beej Jeffery rated it really liked it Despite being well beyond the age demographic for this title, I did enjoy it s raw simplicity In its initial stages it dwelt within the delinquent pranks of a bunch of Denver teenagers who pushed the boundaries of the law in an effort to establish their Rites of Passage In it s infancy, the plot is credible, pacy and punchy Later it moves into a dystopian phase orchestrated by a life changing catastrophe in which the main characters are spirited away from their families to a military run camp Despite being well beyond the age demographic for this title, I did enjoy it s raw simplicity In its initial stages it dwelt within the delinquent pranks of a bunch of Denver teenagers who pushed the boundaries of the law in an effort to establish their Rites of Passage In it s infancy, the plot is credible, pacy and punchy Later it moves into a dystopian phase orchestrated by a life changing catastrophe in which the main characters are spirited away from their families to a military run camp in Central Asia.It then becomes a fight for survival against various factions of the military, and fellow camp inmates, who by administrative design, are all aged in their teens and yes, there is romance, death and betrayal.Dystopian themes are not new, and in some respects Iodine reminds me of John Marsden s Tomorrow, When the War Began but there is a freshness about this plot and a sense of hope throughout its darker moments.Thank You Huff Puff Press, and Netgalley flag 2 likesLike see review Sep 18, 2017 Sue rated it it was amazing Shelves giveaways I really enjoyed this novel I recieved it from Giveaways and was captured from the word go The characters were well drawn and the story telling engaging I liked the way the narrative was first person but not necessarily the same first person through out I also enjoyed the way the story was told in different ways in each section.I liked the way the story developed, the twists in the plot and the interactions between the characters and the ambiguity about their relationships with each other I really enjoyed this novel I recieved it from Giveaways and was captured from the word go The characters were well drawn and the story telling engaging I liked the way the narrative was first person but not necessarily the same first person through out I also enjoyed the way the story was told in different ways in each section.I liked the way the story developed, the twists in the plot and the interactions between the characters and the ambiguity about their relationships with each other It is described as a Young Adult book but I m not in that category and thoroughly enjoyed it flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 22, 2017 Anna rated it it was amazing I loved this book so much It keeps you on your seat and is such a good page turner the first part of the book the author goes from past to present and I love how it shows the part of when the disaster didn t strike and the after the fact It makes you grateful for what you have The second part of the book it just shows the present I love how it shows the progress and how they are dealing with the disaster I would give this 100 stars if I couldeat buy flag 2 likesLike see review Sep 11, 2017 Tiffany Lee rated it it was amazing My mum won this book on giveaway and loaned it to me.I really enjoyed this book I do like apocalyptic books The switching back and forth between past and current events was a little confusing The ending didnt go as i expected I feel it is unfinished I really hope there is another book otherwise this story seems unfinished flag 2 likesLike see review Sep 24, 2017 J.D DeHart rated it it was amazing Pacini gives readers a fascinating entry in the world of dystopian science fiction with this book It reads breathlessly, raging on from start to finish.I was initially attracted by the geometric cover, the interesting title, and the book s description What I found in the text did not disappoint An engaging read flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 15, 2017 Rayne Dowell rated it it was amazing An incredible journey alongside a group of present day teenagers where the suspense grows as the story unfolds From mild suburban pranks to a world suddenly turned upside down and mired in skullduggery this book will take you places you may never have been before Highly recommend flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 01, 2019 Brian Pacini added it Review from the author Yes, I am bias, and so no, I will not be rating my book But I will use this forum to let everyone know that the follow up to The Tribe of Iodine Wine is finished.Book two, The Queen of What Remains, takes place a few months after the end of the first book Still set in Tajikistan, the second volume follows the Tribe as they search for Kevin and Pax Alternating between Fetien, Michael, and Eva, we get to experience their struggles and fallout from what they did to survive and the people they ha Yes, I am bias, and so no, I will not be rating my book But I will use this forum to let everyone know that the follow up to The Tribe of Iodine Wine is finished.Book two, The Queen of What Remains, takes place a few months after the end of the first book Still set in Tajikistan, the second volume follows the Tribe as they search for Kevin and Pax Alternating between Fetien, Michael, and Eva, we get to experience their struggles and fallout from what they did to survive and the people they have become.If you liked the first book, please check out the sequel Thank You,Brian PaciniThe Queen of What Remains flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 09, 2017 Corley Elizabeth rated it did not like it Shelves disappointing I am so, so conflicted about this book There were things that I appreciated things that, having majored in English with a focus on fiction writing, I was iffy about and some things I was a bit infuriated by The only reason I m not outraged is because this is apparently the first book in a series, so there remains the possibility that some of the issues I had with The Tribe of Iodine Wine could be rectified There were aspects that I definitely did enjoy, one of those being the premise I am so, so conflicted about this book There were things that I appreciated things that, having majored in English with a focus on fiction writing, I was iffy about and some things I was a bit infuriated by The only reason I m not outraged is because this is apparently the first book in a series, so there remains the possibility that some of the issues I had with The Tribe of Iodine Wine could be rectified There were aspects that I definitely did enjoy, one of those being the premise The concept of a nuclear catastrophe incapacitating much of the the United States and American citizens being sent to colonies throughout the world had such great potential I believe this is a young adult novel, but the synopsis presents it as something much mature, with mentions of racism and sexism alongside impending war I commend Pacini on the sheer amount of diversity he included in regards to race, sexuality, and disability, which made for a compelling story The author also chose to write each of the novel s three sections in a different way Book Two was undoubtedly my favorite, because it allowed for some of the interesting characters to receive distinct voices and characterization And finally, I was absolutely fascinated by Kevin I couldn t conjure up a distinct image of him, but he was so intriguing because I never knew what his actual intentions were and, depending on whose point of view I was reading from, if he was a hero or a villain.Unfortunately, what I found fault with outweighed the things I liked While I loved the idea of the book, I think the execution was oftentimes weak I felt as if I was promised a certain story and was given an alternate version of that story The Tribe of Iodine Wine seemed like it would be very high stakes, but there was little build up to much of the book s action Some of the significant events came about too suddenly, which usually meant that the drama surrounding these developments didn t tug at my emotions And although I was glad to see the author experimenting with storytelling, the writing style wasn t my favorite there were repetitive lines and stiff dialogue, and a couple of the characters had rather dull narratives This was especially so for Pax, whose head I didn t enjoy being in, and my dislike for the MC served to bring down the tone of the entire book I also had a difficult time imagining the setting since there wasn t much description beyond some mentions of weather and character appearance, so I generally couldn t immerse myself in the characters surroundings My biggest problem and what would probably cancel out the positives were this not the start of a series is that nothing was resolved several plot points were yet to be addressed by the end, and one of the novel s biggest twists took place off screen, which I am still salty over I have yet to find out any information about a forthcoming sequel, yet even when it s released, a part of me almost doesn t want to read it because of all the problems I had with The Tribe of Iodine Wine Still, there s so much I m curious about, so much I need to know, and I won t be satisfied until I get answers I honestly feel like my rating isn t accurate, but it was the closest I could come to expressing my feelings at the moment, although they could very well change once I ve had a chance to think the book over flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 02, 2017 Captain rated it it was ok Shelves r2r I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review Summary A national disaster throws the country into chaos, teens become refugees and relocated to colony camps across the globe A group of teens from Colorado go from spending time smashing mailboxes like a bunch of jackasses and attempting to date to becoming refugee child soldiers fighting for their lives in a third world country The Book Itself First half of the book is told from the perspective of the character I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review Summary A national disaster throws the country into chaos, teens become refugees and relocated to colony camps across the globe A group of teens from Colorado go from spending time smashing mailboxes like a bunch of jackasses and attempting to date to becoming refugee child soldiers fighting for their lives in a third world country The Book Itself First half of the book is told from the perspective of the character Pax It alternates between past and present events.Second half of the book is told from the perspective of several of the teens in the colony camp Pros Cons Pro the book itself was oddly compelling.Con It reads like a first novel It seems like the author tried to tackle to many ideas, social issues, and plot points Con While I do enjoy diverse characters and believe that representation is highly important, the characters in this book came off like the author was using a diversity check list or something Con the plot points kept becoming and over the top I know that when reading dystopia or fiction in general your supposed to suspend reality and just let the story take you where it wants to go But between the nuclear bomb hitting the yellow stone super volcano and the battle for the base in Tajikistan it was getting harder and harder for me to not roll my eyes Con several pop cultural references that will easily become out dated within a few years time and will date the book To be honest, this just wasn t my cup of tea flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 27, 2018 Jo rated it it was amazing SciencesFiction Novel NetGalleyThe book is a fascinating history and a breathtaking scenery Brian brings us to an apocalyptic world with some surprises at the end flag 1 likeLike see review Sarah Gupta rated it really liked it Aug 26, 2018 Pam Mitchell rated it it was amazing Sep 03, 2018 Jackie Morris rated it really liked it Dec 30, 2017 Sinem rated it it was amazing Jan 11, 2018 Alice Muhlhauser rated it it was amazing Jul 23, 2017 Sparta rated it it was amazing Sep 19, 2017 Karri Wright rated it it was amazing Oct 28, 2017 John Hausrath rated it liked it Jul 29, 2018 Isabelle 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