This is an uneven story about a girl who grew to a woman in a
mostly underground settlement in the desert with her father and brother. At
times, the lyrical writing is terrific. The story is riveting to me and anyone who
enjoys postapocalyptic stories, but many events seem inevitable with the
arrival of a couple from Phoenix. The biggest issue I had was that it ended
abruptly, without any clear indication that there’ll be a sequence. The short
bit of sex also disturbed me but led inevitably to a major event late in the book.
The few characters were well-defined and the setting too,especially the terrain and environmental