Synopsis: 'Nox is an arts graduate wondering what to do with his life. Taylor and Lizzy are famous indie musicians, and Rocky works the checkouts at Target.
When they find themselves trapped in a giant shopping centre, they eat fast food, watch bad TV and wait for the mess to be sorted. But when days turn to weeks, a sense of menace grows.'
This was an interesting book. It is set in a shopping centre where four people have been left stranded as something awful has happened outside. The four, two girls and two boys, are locked in the shopping centre and cannot escape. The electricity and water are still running, but the crew are unable to unlock any doors.
This is a story of survival, but unlike other Dystopian novels, where finding food sources and trying not to be killed by other survivors is the norm, this novel is about mental survival. These young adults are separated from the rest of humanity and while they have enough food, the story is all about their mental state.
This is not your action packed, adventure loving novel. It is a compelling read though.The characters are well fleshed out and interesting. They eat, sleep and wander around the shopping centre. Yet I could not help but keep reading. A sign that it is well written and despite how I have described it above, an interesting read.
As a reader you keep hoping that the next page will start answering the millions of questions that keep arising as you read on. How come there are only four of them in the shopping centre? What happened to the world outside? Why? So many questions and so few answers. Actually no answers to tell the truth. But do not let that put you off. I could not put this novel down and read it all in one day and while I wanted answers I was surprisingly okay not to have all of my questions resolved.