Carla and Tully are picnicking in the quad of their international high school in central Paris when the end of the world begins. They are sucked into a wormhole that spits them out five years later to find that the world is a freezing desolation but still hanging on, waiting for something even worse to finish it off. The something worse turns out to be the Burnt Man and his horsemen. Taken prisoner by the Flay Tribe to their lair in the ruins of a shopping mall, Tully is forced to become a warrior, while Carla joins the other girls as a kitchen slave and comfort woman.
Tully might like the idea of playing soldiers, but Carla knows what is waiting for the girls when the food runs out, and it isn’t pleasant. The supermarket holy man’s vision of the return of the Burnt Man and his demon friends drags Tully back to reality. When the four fiends are reunited, the Apocalypse will really begin. Carla and Tully don’t plan on being there when that happens.
But in this post-Abomination world where only the young and brutal have survived, where food and fuel are running out and the climate is plunging into another final ice age, there is nowhere to run—except down another wormhole, with no idea of what might be waiting for them at the other end.
Abomination is the first book in the Pathfinder series. The main characters are Carla and Tully. Carla and Tully are teenagers who are having lunch at their high school in Paris when all of a sudden an apocalypse starts. While they are trying to get to a safe place, they manage to fall through time by being sucked into a wormhole. They end up five years in the future where they find out that the world was completely destroyed.
At first I was not sure if I would like this book but I was wrong. I really liked it! This book was a quick read. There were a few things that happened in the book that had me a little bit confused. Some parts of the book reminded me of the movie The Day After Tomorrow.
This book is for young adults, but it does not come with a happy ever after ending. This book can stand alone as a complete story but the ending makes it clear that there is much more to come. I can’t wait to read the next book in the Pathfinder series!
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