About the book:
An extinct disease has re-emerged from the melting Alaskan permafrost to cause madness in its victims.
For former apocalyptic cult member Wynter Roth, it’s the end she’s always been told was coming.
When 22 year-old Wynter Roth is cast out of self-contained doomsday cult New Earth, a mysterious outbreak of rapid early onset dementia is spreading across the nation.
As she struggles to start over in a world she’s been taught to regard as evil, Wynter finds herself face-to-face with the apocalypse she’s feared all her life, convinced she’s made a terrible mistake. Until the night her sister shows up with a set of medical samples key to decoding the disease and Wynter learns there’s something far more sinister at play.
Now, as the power grid fails and the country descends into chaos, Wynter must find a way to get the samples to a lab in Colorado. Uncertain who to trust, she takes up with former military man Chase Miller, who has his own reasons for wanting to get close to the samples in her possession, and to Wynter herself.
Filled with action, conspiracy, romance, and questions of whom—and what—to believe, The Line Between is a high-octane story of survival and love in a world on the brink of madness.
The Line Between shoved its way to the top of my favorite reads list last night as I plowed through it, rapidly turning the pages, desperate to know how it would end, but horrified that I would finish it and not have any more pages to read. I read most of this extraordinary book in one shot, because I could not stop and have an inadequate respect for sleep, especially when faced with the prospect of not knowing what would happen to Wynter next!
The story seems so real, so possible, that it is frightening. But Tosca Lee does such an amazing job of building a world gone completely mad, yet still full of beautiful, touching moments that your heart absolutely runs the gamut of emotions.
And Wynter is such a fascinating character: unsure of herself, her faith, her reality in so many ways, yet still strong and snarky. My heart broke for her, and I cheered her on; I teared up alongside her, and I laughed at her wit. Such a complete character, backed by a complementary cast that bring out the best in Wynter Roth and show the depth and breadth of Tosca Lee’s art.
If for some bizarre reason you have not read a Tosca Lee book, start now! Do not wait a moment longer! Pre-order The Line Between from your favorite bookstore, request it at your local library, do whatever you have to do to get your hands on a copy, because you don’t want to miss this one! 🙂
So very many thanks to Howard Books and Tosca Lee for the advanced digital copy of this awesome book for review purposes. I was not required to give a positive review — it totally deserved it! All opinions are my very own. 🙂