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Series: The Wind Cave #1
Published by self on April 7, 2015
Source: a blog tour
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When a nuclear war devastates the U.S., a four-day excursion quickly turns into a fight for survival in The Cave. Six Stanford students journey into one of the deepest and longest caves in North America. A day into their journey, a nuclear war begins from within the U.S. Unable to return to the surface, and unsure what they will find when they do, the Cave will test the strength and survival of each person differently - transforming six individuals into a team, and ultimately...a family.
It was different.
I’m really enjoying reading this genre lately – end of the world /Post Apocalyptic type of books, that is. This one is a different spin, and the beginning of a new series.
Six young adults enter a deep, underground cave, with five of the six having little caving experience, and then a disaster hits which takes out an unknown amount of the United States. Throughout the book, you see very little of the surface world, and you only know what happens to the group of six.
The book is very well written and seems to be well researched – I know nothing about caving, so I can only guess at how accurate everything is portrayed, but like I said, you definitely feel like you are in the cave. There are definitely some heart pounding events that happen, and you hold your breath a few times as you wonder how a character is going to get out of the next situation.
A love triangle ends up developing, and there definitely ends up being more romance then I like, but most of it is in the last third or so of the book. I could have done without most of the romance, and I definitely could have done without the love triangle stuff.
The book ends right as the group ends up on the surface again, leaving you wanting to read the next book.
All in all, I did like the book, but I really didn’t love any of the characters, which is why I’m giving this one four stars.
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