In the wake of the apocalypse, nobody is safe.
Shane Tucker and his friends thought they managed to save the world from the destructive machine that killed off most of its adult population. Unfortunately, a war nobody was prepared for has only just begun. Now they find themselves joining ranks with a secret organization that will train them to fight for the right to survive. Taking refuge alongside other teenage survivors in a hidden base set deep within the mountains, they will learn how to repel an imminent attack by an ancient race of aliens.
Determined to safeguard the children under their charge, Shane and his friends compete for the ultimate prize—a suicide mission against the flagship of the alien fleet. While Shane's feelings for Kelly deepen, along with his need to protect her, he finds emotions clouding his judgment. He’ll gladly die for her. But he refuses to die with her. No amount of training can prepare them for what is to come. Everything the brave teenagers have endured thus far will be eclipsed, with the freedom of humanity hanging in the balance.
The Harvest is the heart-pumping sequel to The Last Orphans by N.W. Harris.
Shane and the other managed to turn off the device killing adults, but now they find out there's a bigger threat to their survival. Aliens apparently helped turn the cave men into a more moder society, now thousands of years later they are coming back to enslave humans. The device they leaked to the government killed all the adults because kids brains are easier to manipulate, Shane and the others from his group as well as 6 other groups of kids from around the world come together to learn how to fight against the aliens who want to enslave them.
Shane is still reeling from everything that has happened and this new information is even more unsettling that the prospect of raising a bunch of little kids. Although the adults that have found them are saying all the right things he still has reservations and with everyone still looking to him to lead he has to do what's best not just for himself, but everyone.
Shane is smart for his age and while he still acts it sometimes you also see him thinking ahead and trying to figure out all the angles of a situation. He may trust some but it's only after they prove themselves, and when it comes to his friends he'll do anything to protect them.
This book was even more intense that the first in the series and once you start it buckle up and get ready for quite a ride! I enjoyed seeing more of this group as they work survive and can't wait to see even more!