About Saving Raine:
Matt, Raine went to California because her parents thought it was safe. It’s not. You’ve got to get her out as soon as possible. She could die, Matt.
When 19-year-old Matt Carney gets a cryptic message from his father telling him to go to California and save his girlfriend, Raine, he doesn’t hesitate—he grabs his AK-47, revs up his blue pickup, and gets ready to make the 2,300-mile roadtrip.
But cross-country travel in 2021 isn’t easy—or, sometimes, even possible. The U.S. has become a near-military state: 17,000 checkpoints severely restrict interstate movement, Predator drones target innocent civilians without cause, and explosions rock cities daily. Matt and his stepbrother, Benjy, face deadly attacks from a corrupt government, ruthless local law enforcement, and bloodthirsty terrorist groups as they embark on their trek. They’re about to find out that their trip is much more than a private journey, and their success could change the face of the country—forever.
Can Matt and Benjy outrun the drone missiles raining down on their heads? Can they avoid assassination by government officials hell-bent on taking over what little is left of the country? Can they outsmart the deadly schemes set in motion against them?
Break the rules.
Save the girl.
He only gets one chance before she’s gone forever.
My Thoughts(4/5 Stars):
Saving Raine is an action-packed thrill ride from start to finish, it’s one of those books that keeps you on pins and needles as you anxiously await what’s next.
This book opens on Matt Carney hearing a small click, which wakes him up. So, he listens carefully trying to see if one of his step-siblings or even his step-mother is trying to sneak in and steal money or food ration coupons from him again. Not long after, the FBI busts down the front door and arrests his father.
A couple weeks letter, he finds a cryptic message his father left him telling him he needs to get his long time girlfriend, Raine, out of California. This is when the book really starts getting good!
I think my favorite part about this book is it’s eerily believable, and that’s kind of a scary thought. Drones have pretty much become a part of day to day life and a pizza now costs about $100.
I would highly recommend this book for any fans of dystopia, futuristic stories, or just really really good books. I think I’ll be recommending this one for a while now!
*Although I received this book for review as part of this blog tour, this in no way affected my review or opinion*
About the Author:
Frederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and following with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013.
Saving Raine, the first book in Fred’s entirely new series, The Drone Wars, appeared in December, 2013.
A resident of Switzerland, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer. He makes frequent trips back to his native Chicago.
When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella.