The Dead Room (The Dead Room Trilogy Book 1)
322 years after the apocalypse, the world has changed, but her people have not. Secrets, lies, and manipulations endure among a small group of survivors taking refuge on an island in the Northern Pacific.
No one knows what claimed so many lives over three centuries ago, and no one asks, except Ashley Wortham. She can feel the secrets all around her, begging to be uncovered.
But the nine elders who govern the island guard their secrets jealously. They believe the islanders know what they need to, and they hide their secrets behind a ruse of peace. But when Ashley, and her best friend Mason, go down the rabbit hole, no one is prepared for the truths they uncover. What will they do when they discover the downfall of humanity lies within their own island, deep inside the dead room?
Plot/Idea: 6 out of 10
Originality: 5 out of 10
Prose: 5 out of 10
Character/Execution: 6 out of 10
Overall: 5.50 out of 10
Three centuries after a mysterious apocalypse, young friends Ashley and Mason are cast out of their small northern Pacific island society and must discover whether or not their people truly are Earth’s only survivors. This storyline, with its interesting characters and intriguing, casually-paced plot, is frustratingly interrupted by an underdeveloped story about a political coup and the well-drawn story of the island's titular "Dead Room." There's a lot going on here and readers may find themselves at times torn and confused. But at its best, this book is a wonderful read.
Date Submitted: June 22, 2016