Book Review: Anywhere but Here

Title:  Anywhere but Here (The Starborn Ascension #1)

Author: Jason D Morrow

Narrator: Sophie Amoss

Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Anywhere-but-Here-Audiobook/B019G51KVC

Summary

What if you could see the future with a single touch? What if that touch revealed someone’s death, and that person was someone you loved? Would you do everything you could to change it?

In a post-apocalyptic world, where danger roams in many forms, 17-year-old Waverly seeks protection in the town of Crestwood after her boyfriend is ruthlessly killed by lawless raiders. But what she finds is a place wrought with mystery, shady dealings, and more instability than she anticipates.

The Starborn Ascension takes place 57 years before The Starborn Uprising, and can be heard independently.

My Review

5/5 Stars

A classic story of a zombie apocalypse and a group desperate for survival. Except this is no normal group. The leader, Waverly, can see the future. As she learns the ins and outs of her gift, the truth of who she is will affect the future of those who depend on her the most. The road to survival is not an easy one and although zombies lurk in every corner, it’s other humans that they need to fear the most.

This story was told from two different POVs, both from Starborn characters which I thought added an interesting twist to the story because we got to see what it would be like to be in a situation where you have slight leverage against the zombies. In the second POV, we are introduced to a Starborne with the ability to hear things, anything so chosen, and I thought that would be a particularly interesting ability to have during such an event.

Suspenseful right up to the end. Narration was both smooth and dramatic.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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