Title: Haven, Part I of the Apocalypse Chronicles
Author: Laury Falter
Release date: June 22, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Group: Young Adult
Haven, the first book in the Apocalypse Chronicles…
On an ordinary day in early September, Kennedy Shaw leaves for school unaware that within a few minutes the world she knows will be gone – succumbed to an outbreak of epidemic proportions. After finding a safe haven inside the security of her enclosed high school, she learns that four others have survived, one being a bold, mysterious transfer student from Texas whose unruffled demeanor harbors more than a cool interest in her. As they struggle to survive the dead fighting their way inside, will Kennedy discover there is more to life than survival? And will she and the others find a way to live in this terrifying new world?
“You do amazing things to me, Kennedy, things I didn’t think were possible.”
I began to smile, too, as he went on, telling me thoughts that had been carefully preserved secrets until now.
“Life was meaningless until I saw you lying on that tombstone. It was just a hazy blur of responsibilities and empty, trivial ambitions. But then you were there, curled up, with your face, your beautiful face,” he said touching me there, “turned at the sky. And even though death surrounded us, I started to feel alive, for the first time…since I can remember.”
I held back a gasp as he said this to me. Because, ironically, he’d just described the same experience I’d gone through when he’d come into my life.
“You stirred something in me that I didn’t know was there. And I didn’t give it due credit at the time, thinking that it would go away or I’d wake up one day and feel the same as I had before you. But it didn’t go away. It got stronger.”
Laury Falter is the author of the bestselling Guardian Trilogy. She writes young adult paranormal romances and urban fantasy when she’s not taking her stray dogs for a walk or enjoying a date night with her husband. Laury has released two series, the Guardian Trilogy and the Residue Series (a spinoff of the Guardian Trilogy books), and is currently releasing her third series, the Apocalypse Chronicles.