Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Not having read the first book, having exposition via "letter to whomever reads this because I'm dead" was an interesting way to catch up. Sadly, for me, the book went downhill from there. Apparently the author is an actress/playwright and that may explain why this felt less like a book and more like a potential tv series.
The "Monmument 14" (14 kids who find shelter in a grocery store following a nuclear accident) have split up, with most taking a school bus to what they hope will be safety at Denver International Airport and the rest staying at the store. As a result, the POV changes chapter by chapter. First we hear from Alex, on the bus, then we hear from his older brother Dean, at the store. Their adventures/misadventures, fears and hopes are all laid out for us, as well as what's going on with their companions. Will they reach shelter/be rescued in time? Stay tuned for the next episode...
ARC provided by publisher.