Description from Goodreads: Everyone remembered the day the sky went black. The day the sun was wiped from the sky. They remember the wind as it brought in the darkness; the way the earth shook and everything changed.
Everyone remembered the screams as the darkness ate those who were out in the open, those who had surrounded themselves by light, and those who made noise.
Everyone remembered the voice from the sky and the way food disappeared.
At least, that’s what I hoped. I hoped that there was an ‘everyone’ that would remember because I am not sure how many are left, how many survived. Or if anyone did.
I hoped that I wasn’t alone.
I remembered that day.
I remembered because it was the day I became alone.
It was the day that everything was perfect until the monsters took it away. Then the house went silent and the birds stopped singing. It was the day when everyone disappeared, everyone except the boy, the only person I have seen in two years.
The boy I talk to through the glass.
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The Description on this one had me intrigued right away. I was interested to see what this "darkness" was. I can say that I wasn't disappointed. It's definitely an original concept, it's hard to write a review for this without giving too much away. Everyone always jokes about oh when zombies attack or the end of the world but you never actually really give it too much thought. This is told entirely from Alexis "Lex"'s point of view. The emotion in this one and just that feeling of being alone is so profound. The rules to live by are, Never go outside, Don't make any noise, and Don't turn on any lights. So shes stuck in the dark by herself. Her best friend Cohen who lives next door survived but he's 10 feet away through a window. They can only communicate through there.
It's such a gripping read. Once I started I couldn't stop. Trying to find that will to survive and believing that your alone in this world, she has to find that inner strength and believe that she will actually get to be with Cohen again. And not just through the glass. I don't want to reveal to much. The first half of the book is Lex just surviving in her house. The 2nd she's trying to fight back. There's definitely some interesting twists in this. I can't wait to read the next in this series.