The sad part about this book is I can actually see this happening. Not so much the alien cells taking over, but us manufacturing a drug to try and create the perfect solider. I believe that's what they were hinting out. That was my interpretation. But you really could come up with different theories as to the whys the drug was created. This story has a good way of highlighting the best and worst of humanity in intense situations. I couldn't be one of those people who decided who lived or died. No matter how logically it was looked at they were still humans. Someone's daughter, brother, mother, husband, lover, friend. But that's exactly what happened. Due to the Earth's overpopulation, we started building up and basically kept going. There are now paradise planets but it takes around 100 years to get to them. Our story begins with a world split in chaos.
You have two warring factions and then you have the government. Lol...not much has changed in the future right? Our three main characters are James, Skye, and Carly are all totally lovable and relateable. James let the love of his life go in order to save 300 of his people. It felt like his heart was being ripped out but he knew he had to find a way to save the rest of them. With all the ships taking off around the world, panic begins to spread because the Moonshiners (humans that are addicted and over-using the drug created by compounds on the moon) are becoming more prevalent and seem to be spreading. James encounters several on his way up to see the shuttle launch and is shocked at the quantity. He spies a person hanging between levels that is being hunted by one of the monsters. He helps her down and notices she is cramped up from hanging so long and that she has a child on her back.
Skye's story is equally as sad. She was rescued by Grease from her life as an alley rat. He brings her home and takes care of her. Skye in turn meets his daughter and watches out for her while Grease goes about his business. Skye has always wanted children and is instantly drawn to Carly. The comfort each other as Grease slowly becomes addicted to the powerful drug from the moon. Skye watches him change as food for them takes a lower priority that his addiction. He stops by only to prepare to leave again. His faction is going to attempt to an assassination. He tells Skye to stay here, bolt the door, and wait for him to return. She listens and almost ends up being a monsters meal. She was trying to escape by hiding when James finds her.
They have many obstacles to face throughout the book. The biggest being the fact that they are supposed to be enemies. But Skye begins to change after being around James. He is a good influence and an all around wonderful person. This story pulls at your heart and leaves you with warm fuzzies at the end. I really enjoyed this story!!!