The Cave by Michela Montgomery
(The Wind Cave #1)
Published by: Post Hill Press
Publication date: April 7th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Post-Apocalyptic
When a nuclear war devastates the U.S., a four-day excursion quickly turns into a fight for survival in The Cave. Six Stanford students journey into one of the deepest and longest caves in North America. A day into their journey, a nuclear war begins from within the U.S. Unable to return to the surface, and unsure what they will find when they do, the Cave will test the strength and survival of each person differently – transforming six individuals into a team, and ultimately…a family.
Wow, what a great start to what is sure to be a rather thrilling series. The Cave shows us the best (and worst) of a group of college aged kids and how you sometimes only get to know someone best when you are trapped together- literally. I enjoyed this original tale of survival after an apocalyptic event, though we don’t really know much about that yet, I’m hoping the author will further explore it in future installments, as the glimpses we got into the mind of the people believed to be responsible were some of the most interesting parts of the book. I did find the romance to seem almost stuck in “just because it needed some,” but otherwise this was a solid piece of literature. There were not really any instances where the story dragged, any of the slower times were reserved for Kate’s introspection and I thought they were rather important to getting to know the character. Montgomery has given us a strong female coming of age tale, even if it’s a bit later than we usually see them. She really comes into her own and takes things into her own hands, something I love to see! I will absolutely be looking forward to the next book!
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