Lucas has been battling cancer for some time and now he is dying. His girlfriend Emma is the only one who hasn’t given up hope. When her hopes are rewarded and Lucas pulls back suddenly from the brink of death and makes a rapid and miraculous recovery, it seems that everything is falling into place. But something is wrong and soon Emma and Lucas find themselves on the run from government agents who seem very interested in an unidentifiable object Emma found on Lucas’s farm.
The narrative is a dual POV, although we hear much more of Emma’s side of the story than Scout’s. The plot rolls along nicely. I found it a little slow at first, but once the action started to get going it really picked up pace. I really liked the idea of what happened between Scout and Lucas and the author has obviously put some thought into world building and the way an outsider would see the human race.
The various characters she brings into the story were pretty interesting and I especially liked the crazy conspiracy theorists! Emma was sweet, although when the story started out I have to admit I was a bit confused by her almost aggressive optimism that her at-death’s-door boyfriend was going to make a recovery. But he did, so I guess she was right and I was wrong! I liked the way she went from being a bit of a follower to a leader.
I loved Scout, too, and I would actually have liked to hear more from his point of view. His views on the human race were interesting and he was pretty adorable - I especially liked the way he changed after being immersed amongst humans for a while.
‘Tell Emma I’m sending her less than three.’
(Less than three means ‘love’. Like this: <3) Awwww!
Lucas was the only character I didn’t really connect with, but at the beginning of the book he was in a coma and for the rest of the book he was Scout, so I guess that was inevitable! His mother was pretty awful and when Emma was remembering how horrible she’d been I wanted to reach into the book and shake Lucas and tell him to man up and defend his girlfriend!
Still, this was a pretty good book.