This is a YA book I checked out as an e-book because it was available. I ended up getting more into it than I thought I would. I will read the next book as well, because I need to know what happens. Even though I want to know what happens next, that does not mean that I connected with the characters. All of them, even the main character, feel rather undereveloped to me. There is a distance. Perhaps this is purposefully done by the author. It made me, the reader, frustrated with the characters at times. The main character is Daphne, who has had a rather rough life recently, but uses her confidence and strength to get an intense job on an oil rig at age 17. Her teenage cousin is pregnant and expecting a baby with her not-so-great boyfriend. Things are looking up in their lives. . . until they are not.
I do recommend this book (series) to those who enjoy end-of-the-world and/or dystopian fiction.