Drayden and his friends thought nothing could be harder than the Initiation. Little did they know it had only been a warmup for the challenge that lay ahead.
With New America’s situation dire, Drayden and the pledges venture into the unexplored world beyond the walls, escorted by a team of elite Guardians. The group seeks to contact another civilization in what remains of Boston, but Drayden has secret goals of his own.
Dangers abound in the outside world, including Aeru, the deadly superbug that wiped out humanity. While they battle the elements of a desolate landscape, a power struggle emerges within their ranks. The Guardians seem to be carrying out a covert mission themselves, and the quest turns everything they thought they knew about New America upside down.
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Chris Babu did not disappoint! I enjoyed the first book enough that I was willing to read the second and I'm very glad that I did. I will definitely be reading the third book, which cannot be released soon enough. The journey Charlie, Sidney, Drayden, and Catrice went on kept me hooked until the very end. I must admit Catrice moved slightly down on my list of favorite characters because of her fixation on Eugene. However, others like Sidney and Charlie more than made up for her serious lack of taste. This story actually brought me chills at a few points because it was described so well and because it is a realistic possibility for the human race. I would recommend it if asked.