Flicker by Anya Monroe: Speculative Fiction Worth Reading
From the Amazon page blurb:
Lucy longs for freedom, far from the Hazmat-suit-latex-gloved existence she knows.
When supplies cease to exist, sixteen-year-old Lucy and her Mom leave on a mission to find The Light.
The Light is led by the Nobleman; born their prophet, he’s always carried that weight alone. Until he discovers Lucy’s secret ability to hold light in her hand.
Lucy's connection with the Nobleman bares The Light's dark motives, forcing her to decide between love and freedom.
A virus has swept the globe, killing most of the human populace. Any form of government has ceased to exist. Lucy, who was born on the night the lights went out, has spent her entire 16 years in a sealed house/bunker. When the food finally gives out, everyone but Lucy and her mother makes a terrible choice. Lucy's mother believes she and her daughter can find hope and safety with The Light, a religious community with refuges on islands near Seattle. What they find is far from safe and Lucy concludes that they have traded one prison for another. The only bright spot is the Nobleman, a kind of human battery who emits energy and light, the power to run the refuges. He and Lucy develop a relationship, but is the healing flicker on her palm and his energy enough to change the cruel practices of the men who control the refuges?
How much freedom should you give up for safety? And how many will be sacrificed to change a corrupt system? Flicker delivers suspense and family drama in a unique post-apocalyptic setting. I'm looking forward to continuing The Shine On adventure in books two and three. Highly recommended for fans of post-apocalyptic stories.
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