Last Light by J.N. Baker is a promising start for Until Dawn series. Although Zoe’s life was no bed of roses, she never wanted to be one of the Chosen. A horrible accident changed the course of her life and transformed her into an immortal. As a chosen, she was bound to prevent vampires and other evil from overthrowing the earth. With each life that she took, her belief of being a monster etched deeply in her heart. There were perks to her life as the Chosen, but the price of those benefits was too much for her heart. This new life bestowed upon her body the gifts of speed and quick healing; however, it demanded that she leave her past life behind. This painful predicament turned into a constant heart-ache when she could see one tragedy after another but could do nothing to protect anyone.
Noah’s Ark by Jay DeMaarten is a dystopian novel that transports the readers into the Queer Nation. The LGBT population made up for a majority of this society, while heterosexuals were demeaned and called as breeders. Under these circumstances, Milan struggled with his attraction toward Susanne, a heterosexual woman. The concoction of his confusion and the shame of possibly being a heterosexual was tearing him apart from the inside. So, in his quest for answers, he decided to visit Arktown, the rural community of heterosexuals.
Samantha Sharp seemed to be an average 16-year-old girl living with her family in the suburbs of Cincinnati. She never cared about politics, foreign policy, or anything other than herself until a deadly virus was unleashed on the nation.
Suddenly, her world is changing. Her family retreats into seclusion only to discover there is no escaping the aftermath of this war.