Awesome! This is an edgy, mature post-apocalyptic story of survival with a thread of romance. There’s a good deal of violence, so be prepared for that. I thought it made the story more exciting and realistic, but I know it could be unsettling to some. Violent scenes aren’t sugar coated, so know what you can handle before you read.
Character relationships are definitely well-handled, and I like both the realistic and responsible nature of the romance/intimacy between the teens.
(Book 2: Ashen Winter was also awesome, and I’m excited to read Book 3: Sunrise)