Saturday, February 01, 2014
Gated, by Amy Christine Parker
However, as the End time draws near, Lyla begins to notice that things are not quite right. Pioneer doesn't always appear to be acting in their best interests. And a chance encounter with an Outsider, a boy named Cody, opens Lyla's eyes to what is really going on. However, as she tries to awaken her family and friends to the true source of danger in their midst, Pioneer turns his deadly attention directly on her!
A very tense (and bloody) thriller. This one is definitely not for younger readers and it contains a fair amount of blood, major animal cruelty, and disturbing scenes. The outcome of the story isn't terribly in doubt, but thanks to some excellent writing it remains a nail biter to the very end. So, if you have a thick skin, this one is worth reading.