By: Sherri L. Smith
Pub. Date: March 7, 2013
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
First came the storms. Then came the Fever. And the Wall.
After a string of devastating hurricanes and a severe outbreak of Delta Fever, the
has been quarantined. Years later, residents of the Outer States are under the assumption that life in the Delta is all but extinct… but in reality, a new primitive society has been born. Gulf Coast
Fen de la Guerre is living with the O-Positive blood tribe in the Delta when they are ambushed. Left with her tribe leader’s newborn, Fen is determined to get the baby to a better life over the wall before her blood becomes tainted. Fen meets Daniel, a scientist from the Outer States who has snuck into the Delta illegally. Brought together by chance, kept together by danger, Fen and Daniel navigate the wasteland of
Orleans. In the end, they are each other’s last hope for survival.
Sherri L. Smith delivers an expertly crafted story about a fierce heroine whose powerful voice and firm determination will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.
Fen is 15 years old, an O positive (like me!) and has learned to adopt to this cruel world. She knows about the Outer States (the former
but has never been there or met anyone from there. That is until she is
captured and meets a scientist from the Outer States who was also kidnapped. Daniel
traveled over the wall to find a cure for Delta fever, which also affects
people on the outside, like his little brother who died from it. just hits the surface with these
characters. I don't feel like I knew them at all. But I think that was the
point. The character we were supposed to know was Orleans Orleans and the dystopian world they live in.
I really enjoyed
fact that Orleans New Orleans
is one of my favorite places, the cover alone freaked me out. At this point, I
am not sure if this will be apart of a series, or if it is a stand alone, but I
am excited to find out!