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I'm a mother and wife but mainly a bookaholic. I read mostly Dystopian, Post Apocalyptic, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy and anything Paranormal.
Pod - Stephen Wallenfels Surviving a massive alien siege is one thing-­surviving humanity is another.
I'm all cried out. I'm still alone. The sky is full of giant spinning black balls that kill anyone stupid enough to go outside. I've only been out of the car twice-once to pee and once to look at the sky. That one look was enough for me. Now I sit alone in the car, staring out the window like a rat in a cage. But I don't have anyone to look at. The parking garage is empty, except for twisted-up cars, broken glass, and the smell of leaking gasoline.

POD is the story of a global cataclysmic event, told from the viewpoints of Megs, a twelve-year-old streetwise girl trapped in a hotel parking garage in Los Angeles; and sixteen-year-old Josh, who is stuck in a house in Prosser, Washington, with his increasingly obsessive-compulsive father. Food and water and time are running out. Will Megs survive long enough to find her mother? Will Josh and his father survive each other?
My Thoughts!
I was really surprised when I started reading POD and I found I couldn't put it down. I'm not a massive lover of Sci-Fi. I will read it but there has been few I have loved. I loved POD. If your expecting lots of Alien action think again. The book is a story of survival. Its so heart wrenching at times. Megs is such an amazing strong little girl and Josh is a typical teenager, Aliens land and he misses his Ipod!! The book goes from Josh, stuck in his house with his OCD dad and dog, to Megs, whos stuck in a hotel garage with little resources.Its told like a diary from both view points, which I really liked. Josh has to deal with his dad and dwindling food and water and Meg has to deal with violent men who think they know best and are looking for her and the gun she found.
Both stories are distinctive but Meg has the real survival issue. My heart went out to her so much. I would highly recommend this book, not just to Sci-Fi fans but anyone who loves a fast paced, compelling, suspense filled book.