Review – Half Lives

Icie’s parents gave her $10,000 in cash, a map of a top secret bunker, and instructions to get there by any means necessary. They have news of an imminent viral attack and know that the bunker is Icie’s only hope for survival. She and three other teens live locked away for months, not knowing what’s happening in the outside world or who has survived. Then one day, Icie discovers a shocking secret deep in the bunker. Are they really safe there after all?”
“Generations in the future, the world has changed, and a mysterious cult worships the very mountain where Icie’s secret bunker was built. The people never leave the mountain, they’re ruled by Beckett, a teenager…and they have surprising ties to Icie.
Icie and Beckett must both fight to survive while protecting a secret that could destroy their civilizations.

This book caught me by surprice. Already on the first page you get thrown into the action and your thoughts starts to fly around.
This is a well-written book that awakens thoughts and feelings of the reader. You follow the story from two different directions. You get to follow 4 youngsters who live in a bunker and fight for their survival when the outside world slowly disappears. And then you also follow a bunch of young people who live 100 years in the future and their struggle for survival despite the influence of the past.
I really liked this concept, that the things we do today can be discovered and interpreted in the future and shape how they see the world. A perfect book to buddy read and discuss if you want to do that.

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