Published: September 6, 2012
Author: Shelly Crane
Blurb: In the fourth and final installment, everything is on the line. Merrick’s life is in the balance and Lily is their only hope. Ellie and her new powers are miraculous, but also problematic; if she’s with the bunker family, they won’t be able to sense when the Lighters are there. There are many new members to the bunker and sparks will fly, and with the food shortage, they will all have plenty to deal with. Miguel is intrigued with Rylee, her past and her spunk. Ryan and Elli are barely scratching the surface of their relationship. Cain and Lillian will have to deal with Daniel, who has no qualms about showing his true feelings for her. And Sherry and Merrick…what will happen to this happenstance family who have worked so hard to come together? Can they all survive? Can they all withstand the new enemy that is right outside their door? Can they beat the Lighters, once and for all…
What a great conclusion to the series.
This bunker family can’t seem to catch a break. It’s always something. Just when things start to look grim, they find hope that things will be better.
There are a few new unexpected allies that prove to be very useful. Cain and Daniel manage a somewhat truce. And Lily is VERY instrumental in this finale. 😉 Even though times seem bleak, there is good news sprinkled throughout this story.
You learn more about love and family in this book more than the others. This group of people have stuck together and fought for their survival. Not once have they acted like crazy people. (Well, not all of them.) They have won their battles by standing together.
All in all this is a great love story. Yes, there is a sci-fi feel, but the focus is on this group of people and their love for each other.
Who is Marissa???? (Seriously one of my favorite characters.)
Author Bio: Shelly is a YA author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay at home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. They currently reside in everywhere USA as they happily travel all over with her husband’s job. She loves to spend time with her family, binge on candy corn, go out to eat at new restaurants, buy paperbacks at little bookstores, site see in the new areas they travel to, listen to music everywhere and also LOVES to read.
Her own books happen by accident and she revels in the writing and imagination process. She doesn’t go anywhere without her notepad for fear of an idea creeping up and not being able to write it down immediately, even in the middle of the night, where her best ideas are born.