I could not put down Rebecca Zanetti’s "Storm Gathering", the 4th book in her Scorpius Syndrome series. I can't believe how much love I have for this seriously depressing futuristic series. It's a tough, tough world. The men are strong alpha heroes and the women are brilliant heroines who might hold the key to finding the cure.
Since we are four books into this complex series, I would highly suggest reading from the beginning because Moe and Greyson’s story really starts in the previous books. What I wished I had realized before reading this book is that the story hit the rewind button. Instead of continuing on from the where we left off, the story starts when they first met each other and fills in the blanks along the way.
The author has done an amazing job with her world building. Not only are there multiple obstacles and villains, readers get the realism that their lack of food and access to medications are just as dangerous as the people exposed to the Scorpius virus. It's a multi-layered and harsh world, where showing kindness is a luxury that most can't afford. I can’t wait to read the next installment, Winter Igniting, about Damon and April, due out in early 2018. But I’m dying to read Marcus and Penelope’s story. There are so many couples to root for and this is why I’m a forever fan of Rebecca Zanetti.
Even before surviving the Scorpius bacterium, Greyson Storm was a lone wolf navigating minefields. As a kid, he learned to take a hit and find safety. As an adult, he joined the military and quickly learned how to protect and defend. When the world ended, he created a mercenary camp with military precision, no entanglements, and a promise to avenge a fallen friend. As part of that vow, he kidnapped Maureen Shadow, but now that he has let her go, her blue eyes and intriguing mind keep haunting him…
As possibly the only Biotechnology Engineer still living, Maureen Shadow might be humanity’s one hope to survive the aftermath of Scorpius, making her frighteningly valuable to both allies and enemies. Even after sexual tension explodes between her and Greyson, she’s not sure which camp he belongs to—friend or foe? Worse yet, survival may mean thwarting his prime mission, putting her in even more peril. When danger and seduction collide, there is no safety in this new world.