Status: Published Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
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Post-apocalypse. Eighteen-year-old Penelope Evans lives in the Colony along with her family—and other survivors. A plot-driven novel that centers around a heroine adventure in a dystopian society. As the story opens, an abnormal flash signals an impending meeting, demanding the attention of every citizen. When Penelope uncovers a secret, her ordinary, average life is propelled toward a truth shrouding her mundane existence.
It won’t be long until Penelope is forced to flee from the very people she trusts, causing her to question everything.
"Definitely an enjoyable read by Husted. I am looking forward to see what book she comes out with next! ... It was nice to see a female heroine that was not "girly" and overly whiney. Definitely enjoyed that about Penelope! .... "Safe" definitely was not the type of book that I usually read. Saying that Husted's book might have gotten me hooked!"
Reader review by Lisha T.
"I also thought I knew where the story was going. But there was a huge twist that had me slightly gobsmacked. I did quite like the direction the story then took as I didn't know what to expect."
Review by Lauren (My Expending Bookshelf)
"The ending literally blew me away, as did the climax. I sat up and turned to my sister and I said, "I totally didn't see THAT coming." Then I hyperventilated for a few seconds. I am not going to spoil the wonderfully devastating moment, so I won't say any more."
Reader review by Sophie
"It was a great book with some actions, adventure, disturbing scene and a heart-wrenching part but not in a heavy way that leaves you exhausted just by reading it. The pacing of the story was just right, not too slow that makes it boring and not too fast that leaves you confused in the end. There are twists that I really didn't see coming and it was good. It makes the story more interesting. The characters are easy to connect with."
Reader review by Khulkhet24
"I liked how fast things took off, how it was interesting almost right away.
I liked in the end how it recaps a lot but it doesn't bore you with all the details. I mean we learn through the book how our characters would act in situations so it doesn't need to tell you a billion times. So it wasn't repetitive.... I say really good book especially when dystopian books were starting to get boring this one was not boring for me."
Review by Amber M. (Amber Leann Book Reviews)
"I really liked Penny's strength, strong heroines really make for a good story in dystopian novels and Penny became likable very quickly. I would have liked to have seen more romantic tension but overall it flowed really well. I was given this book free in exchange for an honest review. I highly recommend this novel to anyone interested in reading a new twist on YA dystopian novels."
Reader review by Jami B.
"Author Dawn Husted takes us on an incredible ride with plot twists and turns. If you like the Hunger Games, you will LOVE Safe! It is a page turner you won't want to put down."
Reader review by Hal L.