Thirst Thurday and Hungry Hearts in a weekly meme hosted by (un)Conventional Book Views. The idea of Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. My first Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts post comes from my current eBook read: Kahayatle (someone needs to teach me how to say that) by Elle Casey. It is book one in the Apocalypsis Series.
Bryn, Peter, and Bodo have just stopped their daily bike ride of approximately fifty km, trying to find a safer place to live in the post-apocalyptic world they live in. They have made a “camp” for the night in an orange grove.
“By the time I got back to the tarp, Peter and Bodo had calmed down and set out a lunch for us. We each got a bottle of water, a chip, two oranges, and a dried hunk of beef from one of the army-navy meals. It looked like a feast.”
I read a lot of dystopian, post-apocalyptic books, this one has quickly become one of my favorites. All the adults in the world have died out and gangs of kids now roam the streets. Now, when I think about this for a second, how freaking crazy would that be? Living off one bottle of water and a hunk of dried meat a day, with the occasional orange if you can find it, I can’t imagine. On top of that, you’re also trying not to get killed, no thanks.
Oh, and Elle Casey, if you haven’t read this or her War if the Fae series, you should, they are amazing. She is a wonderful author. She builds a beautiful world and story and she keeps things funny. What else could you truely want?
Kahaytle Goodreads Synopsis:
My name is Bryn Mathis. I’m seventeen years old, and I live in a neighbourhood outside of Orlando, Florida. I’m here alone because my dad died almost a year ago, along with all the other adults in the world. I’m almost out of food, and the gangs of kids that roam around my town are getting more vicious by the day. It’s time for me to leave and find another place to live…a place where I can find food and shelter…a place where they won’t be able to find me. Alone, it might have been possible, but now I’ve got company. I’m worried that I don’t have what it takes to get from here to my final destination, and I have no idea what might be waiting for me when I get there.