From the author of Viral Nation comes the chilling story of Leanne Wood, a seventeen-year-old girl trying to make sense of the new world around her—and more than anything, just trying to survive. First came the Second Civil War, when the U.S. government tried to deport tens of thousands of Mexican farmworkers all at once. Then came the airborne Virus that ended the war—andFrom the author of Viral Nation comes the chilling story of Leanne Wood, a seventeen-year-old girl trying to make sense of the new world around her—and more than anything, just trying to survive. First came the Second Civil War, when the U.S. government tried to deport tens of thousands of Mexican farmworkers all at once. Then came the airborne Virus that ended the war—and the lives of almost everyone. Now America is a weak and struggling shadow of its former self: where there were once fifty states there are now just fifty cities; where resources were once plentiful they are now scarce and doled out in rations; and where democracy once flourished there is now only the Company, the sole remaining power—because they control the drug that keeps the Virus at bay. Leanne, one of the few survivors of the Virus but now orphaned and missing a leg, must rely on the help of Alex Santiago, the one person she still knows, the one person who can help her avoid being conscripted by the military, and the one person who swore he’d come back to save her. . . ....
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Broken Nation Reviews
This is an interesting little story about Leanne, one of the supporting characters from the book Viral Nation. I must admit it took me the first two chapters to remember who Leanne was as it's been quite a long time since I read Viral Nation. I didn't let that bother me, though. Once I did remember Leanne, I was eager to learn how she became a Mariner as well as how she lost her leg. I also enjoyed reading about the time when the rules and order in Reno were still being established and the Waverly-Stead Academy was accepting its very first students. SPOILER ALERT!I did like all the characters in this story. Leanne and Alex were both so young, yet they took care of Maggie as if it was the most natural thing to do. They never even considered taking her to social workers, which showed maturity beyond their years. Not every teenager would be ready to adopt a child they've only known for a couple of months. I guess Leanne and Alex were forced to mature quickly, when they lost their parents and everyone else they loved. It must have been very difficult for Alex to choose between Leanne and their friends outside the city. I appreciate the fact that he didn't leave Leanne alone in Reno even though he did not like staying in the city himself. Maybe it was for the best that he got to live outside the city in the end. However, I'm not sure that Leanne had the right to make that choice for him. I would recommend this book for everyone who is interested in learning more about the world of Viral Nation. Those who consider giving Viral Nation a try may also like to read this story. It's a quick introduction to the world Shaunta Grimes has created and may help you decide, whether Viral Nation is a book for you.
Pretty good little snippet into a world I love! I've always liked Leanne and reading from her POV in the early days was cool. I don't think it's necessary to the story arc, most is explained pretty well in the first two books. But for sure more info than you get in those books. Any dystopian fan needs to read these! They're soooo good! I'm impatiently waiting for the third one lol!
This was interesting, I liked to see how the new world started out, how Leanne made some hard choices that hurt her, but were good for everyone.