I'd ignored this book for some time as "post apocalypse dystopian books are not my thing", but once I started reading it, it was a normal story of survival and teenage angst. Flick meets Shea and even though she's young, sparks fly. But is that because Shea has been shot down whilst in a flying machine ... that surely doesn't exist in this post-technological world where old cars are pulled by horses?
Whilst this story is set in times where technology doesn't exist anymore, it's still a story that seems very true in that type of era. It's now a hard life where every day is a struggle.
I took a chance on this and I'm glad I did as I enjoyed this. It is obviously the first book in a series, but it was satisfactorily resolved and I don't need to read the next, but I'm sure I'll be tempted to sooner rather than later.