Omen Operation by Taylor Brooke
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: January 26th 2016
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Young Adult
After an epidemic spreads through the country, Brooklyn Harper’s high school years come to an abrupt end.
Implanted in a rural camp, Brooklyn and her friends are cut off from their families and the outside world. Each day is filled with combat training to assure their safety against the crazed, belligerent, and deadly— those infected with a mysterious virus.
If the world couldn’t get any crazier, a letter ups the insanity…
After being assured day after day that the world outside their little camp had been compromised, Brooklyn’s cabin-mate, Dawson Winters, finds a letter that turns everything they’d known upside down. There is a world outside the trees that surrounds their camp, and the virus they all feared seems non-existent.
Determined to see it herself, Brooklyn plots with others to attempt an escape…
On the outside, Brooklyn finds the world is as normal as ever. But when they are attacked in the city, they dispose of their attackers far more efficiently than any normal human.. Is there more to Brooklyn and her friends then just being highly trained?
As their exploration continues, the group is faced with impossible feats. Betrayal, love, death, and a powerful sense of camaraderie lead Brooklyn and her friends to fight for their life, their freedom, and most of all, each other.
After what was thought to be a virus outbreak around the world Brooklyn Harper finds herself in a rural camp with others her age cut off from their friends and family. Those at the camp are going through combat training to be able to fight against the crazed infected with the virus.
When one of Brooklyn’s camp mates finds out that the world outside their camp is not what they thought and the virus seems non-existent they decide to attempt an escape. Finding the world seeming absolutely normal in the city they don’t know what to think until they are attacked yet again and discover a plot against them sending the group on the run for their lives.
Omen Operation is the first book in the Isolation series by Taylor Brooke. A pretty fast paced adventure it drops a reader right into the action and took a couple of chapters for me to figure out what was happening but when I did I really became engaged in the story.
After a few chapters of this read I really started getting to know the characters a bit better and began to understand the situation they were in I couldn’t help but root them on. Without saying too much this has a bit of a different twist on a zombie-ish story and the plot actually became quite intriguing.
Although there was plenty of action to this and a good explanation of the situation this does feel like the first book in a series and leaves the reader wanting more at the end, the story had so much more that could be told and done. After this first book though I’d definitely be interested in seeing what happens on the adventure from here.
Overall, a good start to a new series, fast paced and full of action.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: 4/5 stars