Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Publication Date: March 5, 2014
Series: Last Light Falling #1
Genre: Young Adult Dystopia
Acquired From: Author
If your fate had already been chosen for you, would you change it?
Fifteen-year-old Arena Power blindly accepts her destiny in a world filled with tragedy, chaos, and a lingering wickedness that will tempt every man's soul until the last days on Earth. Set in the United States in the year 2053, America, like most of the world, has undergone catastrophic earthquakes, famine, and an economic collapse, which has rendered the nation hopeless. It has turned to other nations, like Russia and China, to help restore what was a once a world power. Unfortunately, the new America has grossly caused civil unrest and will eventually be the precursor to a much bigger war of biblical proportions.
Orphaned at the age of nine, Arena and her twin brother, Gabe, have learned to rely on each other through the toughest times. Not only do they share the same birthday and the tragic loss of their parents, they both have a birthmark on the back of their necks in the shape of a crucifix. This is only but a small sign of the destiny that will follow. On their fifteenth birthday, they receive a mystery letter and key from their estranged Uncle Finnegan. This key will unlock their fate, and it will be up to a priest, who has vowed to protect them since birth, to unfold the layers of their destiny--to undo the evil that has spoiled the world, and to help unleash God's wrath upon those who have turned from Him in the last days of history.
Last Light Falling wasn't really my cup of tea. The premise was interesting and the characters were very strong willed, but for me the writing style just didn't work for me. There were places where the sentences made no sense at all and there were some descriptions that were just trying too hard. However, for those of you who might enjoy something along the lines of a dystopian version of Left Behind this is the book for you.