As most of you guys know I am addicted to apocalyptic books. I love myself a great dystopian read. So when I saw this one I jumped at the chance to read another great book. With this being part of a series I really wanted to read it. But once I started it my chances of finding a great book fell apart. This book starts out with a few POVs. I liked the concept. But the way they are written is like a string of half thoughts and ideas that never grew into fruition. I think that the first half of this book would have been better taken out and put into a novella. Then the reader could have come into this book with a strong takeoff. It wouldn't have had to spend so much time building to nothing. This is truly one of those books that is part of a series and the series will need to be read as a whole. This book doesn't stand well on its own…even being the first book. The characters are half done. And when the book starts we are tossed into an already working story. I felt like I was tossed into the middle of a book instead of the beginning. It was a great thought but the execution just wasn't there.
Carbon County, Wyoming is like a current running through Daphne’s heart.
When life gets too tough to bear in Detroit, Daphne flees to her Uncle Floyd’s home, where she believes she’ll find solace in the silent hills of her childhood summers. But Daphne’s Greyhound bus pulls over in downtown Carbon County and it’s not silence that welcomes her. It’s the sound of trumpets.
Daphne’s desire to start again in simple country comfort is instantly dashed as the townsfolk declare that the End Times are here. And incredible occurrences soon support their belief. Daphne does all she can to keep her head down and ignore the signs. She works a job at the local oil rig, helps around the house, hangs out with her pregnant cousin Janie and gets to know Owen, a mysterious motocross racer and fellow roustabout at the rig. But soon a startling discovery shatters her resolve and calls into question all her doubts and fears.
Daphne landed in Carbon County for a reason. She only has to read the signs?and believe.