Survive the 9nite
By H.J. Lawson
This is the third instalment of The War Kids Series and continues to follow the lives of several young people who were once trapped in the war in Syria who flee to America to start afresh.
Jada and her friends are desperately trying to escape the terrorist attack in New York. In the opening chapters Jada, Zak, Kyra, Gerard and Ali board a plane leaving Haytham and the others in the chaos caused by the nuclear bomb. Unfortunately the plane soon begins to plummet at an alarming speed the closer it gets to the electromagnetic pulse and the plane has a voltage surge and soon crashes leaving them in even more danger. Zak dies and Jada is heartbroken. Hanna also dies. However with the threat of the radioactive fallout reaching them they must flee as fast as they can. They discover a nearby house and make their way there only to discover more threats await them as Captain Reef and his men are building an army to eliminate any survivors left from the nuclear bomb and they have a base nearby where they take hostages, including Kyra and Faith.
Meanwhile Annabel wakes up after the nuclear bomb in a mass of rubble wondering where Brandon and Meemo are and where Big Red and his men are. She discovers Brandon alive under all the rubble and hears the distinctive voice of Big Red demanding to know where she is and the terrifying attempt to escape Big Red and his men continues as they take hostages and brutally murder them.
Ethan soon discovers he was double crossed as Samuel gets shot. Samuel shouts out to him to find his father as he is still alive and that Captain Reef had set him up. Ethan goes on a mission of revenge and tortures Christian in the process for information on his father only to find more shocking revelations.
Will they survive another day is a question that often prevails its ugly head throughout the book? And, if so, at what cost?
The vice president asks the people of America to unite as a nation and stand against the terrorists. Jada and her friends, the police and mob go in search of guns to attack the terrorist base and this is when Jadas past comes back to haunt her which results in a ferocious fight of survival against Mansur which leads a wounded Jada in the hands of Abulafia who promises he will look after her as he thinks she is his daughter.
This third instalment is in no doubt as exhilarating, breathtaking, terrifying and action pack as the previous instalments with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader turning those pages in anticipation at what will happen next and is a real credit to H.J. Lawson who has the unique ability to depict a ravished world torn apart by conflict.
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