About This Book:
"Each time I think this night reaches its lowest point I'm mistaken. I stop and let the twisted truth sink in: it's only going to get worse." The world is drowning. Tonight everyone in the disappearing Middlelands gathers in their homes to watch an announcement from the Upperlands. One member of each family will be taken to safety behind the impenetrable fence but, to prevent an uprising, everyone else must be dead before morning. The decision: sacrifice yourself or those you love. Kill or be killed. For fifteen year old Theia, giving up on her family is out of the question so she has twelve hours to stop the horror from descending on her house. But as the screams around the neighbourhood close in, and with nowhere left to run, she cannot escape the unthinkable fact: only one of them can survive the night. -- P.S. Lurie bursts onto the scene with a young adult dystopian thriller. 'We, The Grateful Few' and 'We, The Final Few', the concluding books in The Surge Trilogy are also out now.
*Review Contributed by LJ Higgins, Staff Reviewer*
Would you save or sacrifice yourself?
Trapped between a fence and an ever-rising sea, the families of the Middlelands still hold on to the hope that one day those in power will allow them through the fence so they won’t disappear with the rest of the world. When finally presented with the opportunity to save themselves, the consequences might be too great for some.
What I loved:
The original and sometimes shocking storyline had me intrigued from the beginning and held me till the end. Forced to make a choice between sacrificing or saving themselves, the characters in this story show all sides of humanity, from the brutal and heartbreaking, to the brave and selfless.
What was just okay:
There were parts of the story that seemed to slow down at times, repeating parts of the story and giving too much internal thought. But the intrigue of the storyline kept me hooked throughout.
We, the lucky few is an intriguing Dystopian Thriller that will have you questioning what you would do if faced with the decision to either save yourself or sacrifice your life for the sake of another.