Citizens Of Logan Pond #1
Digital ARC sent by the author.
September 15th 2014 by Crescent Moon Press.
The economy crashed, the country is floundering, and Carrie Ashworth struggles to keep her brother and sister alive. She has two jobs in her newly-formed, newly-outlawed clan: grow crops to feed thirty-six people and maintain contact with Oliver Simmons, their local patrolman. Carrie’s life is almost content when Greg Pierce shows up. A man with the ambition to help them survive. A man determined to hate her.
Greg sets to work devising systems to protect their clan from the new regime, but it doesn’t take long to spot the real reason behind their safety. Patrolman Simmons has fallen for Carrie. When a government raid nearly wipes out the clan, Greg takes it upon himself to give the socially-awkward patrolman what he wants. Only Carrie doesn’t like Greg throwing her in Simmons’ path, especially when Greg’s brusque exterior melts, and she catches a glimpse of the real man underneath.
But back in town, Simmons’ coworkers have grown suspicious. A clan the size of Logan Pond couldn’t have simply ‘slipped’ past his patrols all this time. When their hidden loot goes missing, they want revenge, and the one thread holding Logan Pond together is about to break. Carrie is forced to choose: follow her heart or save her clan.
Life won’t let her choose both.
This book was so bloody good! I was a bit sad because of the cover, it doesn’t do the book justice. However, I loved the way the story unfolded itself in the form of the dystopian, post economic collapse which shook the United States. The characters were relatable, and it was amazing to read how they struggled to survive in such a condition without being caught. The things the people had to do to survive were heart-breaking and yet so fascinating to read. Carrie is a very strong main lead and having so many responsibilities along with some duties thrust upon her.
Greg being the dashing shaved hero was annoying at first as he spoke rudely about Carrie, but later he opened his eyes to the sweet caring person she was and ultimately fell for her on matter the consequences and the results.
I think the whole concept of even lying about someone’s feelings for the sake of survival is as bad as it gets, and Carrie had to go through hate she didn’t deserve and was supposed to show affection she didn’t feel at all, and suppress her true feelings as well as be brave for everyone, and not just her family.
I seriously cannot wait for the second book to come out. *fangirls*
p.s – The author herself is such a sweet person, I cannot get over how authors can be the world’s best people in the world and yet create such amazing stories which move us emotionally. If you’re reading this Rebecca, I’m so glad you send me that copy. You seriously deserve much more hype than what I can provide for.
(If I could give more I would, seriously.)
A quote I love:
Going from the center of their universe,
To the center of no one’s
Was by far the most painful thing
She’d ever experienced.
People say time heals all wounds,
It was a lie.
The longer it went,
The less she could remember.
The way their hugs felt.
The longer it went, the more it killed.