Avatars, Book One: So This Is How It Ends
Something was different. She stepped hesitantly out of the subway car, her boots sounding even louder now. What was it?
The graffiti. Had that been there before?
Emblazoned across the far wall in huge silver letters:
The end has come.
In New York, Kali wakes to an empty subway car, and an even emptier city. Venus and Gus survive an earthquake in Los Angeles and realize they have to deal with more than just the aftershocks. In Chile, Tigre finds himself in an unfamiliar jungle, and strangely not alone. And Amon, in Egypt, can see his path but is blind to the full picture.
They are suddenly trapped in a deserted world, five teenagers with no hope of escape. Why have they survived? What force—or intelligence—connects them? Drawn inexorably toward one another, they only know their future involves an experience outside anything they could have imagined. Fantasy newcomer Tui T. Sutherland creates a future in which teens have the power to complete the destruction of Earth—or to save it.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Clever and engaging. The world-building is not as convincing or compelling as it ought to be, bu the characterization is excellent. A bit too high-concept -- overly concerned with its own conceits and backstory, but by the end has built up a good head of suspenseful steam. Basic knowledge of various mythologies adds to enjoyment and lends a great deal of dramatic irony; Sutherland has done her homework and uses the pantheons and their stories well.
Review: So This is How it Ends (Avatars #1)User Review - Goodreads
It was interesting, to say the least. There was no plot, other than "GET TO THE MEETING PLACE" until, like, the last chapter, and even then it was an intro. Yes, I understand it was book one, but ...