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Vestige by Deb Hanrahan

Sunday, August 19, 2012
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In the Midwestern suburb of LaGrange, something is amiss. Over a twenty-four-hour period, all the children under the age of thirteen along with many adults have disappeared without explanation. It doesn’t take long for those left behind to learn that this tragedy is part of a global event. As people panic, civilization begins to crumble. Luckily, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Daniel Grimshaw, has a plan to restore order. But first, every remaining person must be accounted for and tagged with a mark on their right hand.
Unaware of his responsibilities, seventeen-year-old Micah has been preparing for this day. His mother trained him and provided him with the proper tools, but she neglected to tell Micah about the family legacy, his legacy. Now that his mother is among the missing, will Micah ever discover who he is, or what he needs to do to save what’s left of humanity from the hellfire of perdition?
Vestige is the first book in a two book series.

Goodreads Summary

Vestige is one of those books that you want to stop reading, but can’t.  Hanrahan’s novel tells the story of Micah and Clarke.  Neither Micah nor Clarke have had easy lives.  Micach’s family raised him to always be ready for an apocalypse and Clarke’s mother abandoned her and her father after learning that he had multiple sclerosis.
    The two come together after they realize that they have been left behind.  One morning they wake up to find that everyone under the age of thirteen is gone along with the rest of the “good” people on Earth.  Those people remaining are in danger, but they do not realize it.  The apocalypse is happening and only one person can save them, Micah.
    I am not going to lie, Vestige freaked me out.  The book draws you in and makes you think.  The plot is filled with suspense and mystery, the reader will get the chills more than once. The scenario described, all the children on the planet missing and many adults and teenagers with them, is terrifying.  Clarke and Micah are excellent characters, the reader is sure to grow attached.  Both have faults and good points; they make a great pair.  Hanrahan had me staying up late to finish this book and I cannot wait to read the next book!  Anyone could read this book and love it.

4 ½ Stars
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  1. Krystal,
    Thank you so much for reading and reviewing my book. I'm so glad you liked it.

  1. Addie R. said...:

    Woah this sounds awesome - and really freaky. Can't wait to get my hands on this. x]

  1. Christine said...:

    This book sounds great! I am so into the dystopian trend that's been going on, and I love how different this one sounds from the typical YA dystopian romance. I always enjoy a grittier book every now and then, so this one sounds like a perfect read for me.

  1. Chelsea B. said...:

    Ohhh, wow! Yes, please! :-)

  1. Oh cool cover!! Like it! Love the review!

  1. Susan T. said...:

    Adding this to my TBR list immediately!

  1. Sounds like a great book. Wonderful review!!!