Amongst the Ruins (The Chronicles of 2020,#1) by Saewod Tice

Amongst the Ruins (The Chronicles of 2020, #1)

Amongst the Ruins (The Chronicles of 2020, #1)

In the year 2220, only about 15% of Earth's population have survived and thrived after the Nuclear Disaster of 2020.

With the collapse of modern society, the population has regressed into eight clans.

Amongst these clans, an unusual girl grows from child to adult.

Raised on the run and in hiding, Shilo wants to be free of the expectations of women. But in a ruined world where anyone could be an enemy, only the radiation-twisted mutants are clearly identifiable. A fertile female is a precious treasure, and any lapse in caution can mean a loss of the freedom she longs for.

Training as hard as a soldier would, in order to free herself from social constraints, she finds herself faced with an offer from a new clan--an offer that provides her with what she desires. But her recently found independence brings discovery, and discovery brings two very different men from her past—and each of them is determined to claim her.

One is obsessed with owning her, the other desires her as the only person who can make him love again.
ebook, 321 pages
Published September 12th 2011 by Noble Young Adult 

 (MY THOUGHTS)    5  HEARTS !!!!!
Amongst the Ruins is my new book love. Saewod Tice has written an incredibly awesome Dystopian. It’s a beautiful love story, with struggles of a young girl growing up in world where men claim women as property to repopulate the earth. Tice put so much depth into her characters, and this dystopian storyline, that I felt like I was right there with Shilo, living and feeling everything she felt in this future world. You better believe I will be begging Saewod Tice for the second book in the The Chronicles of 2020 series.

Shilo is a rare girl in this world where men possess females as property. With blond hair, blue eyes, and pale skin, Shilo’s beauty would be a man's most prize possession. So Shiolo's mother, brother Adley and sister Mazy, has keep her hidden from the men in this world who take what they want. The group of people Shilo and her family are with are attacked by the Nigredo clan, which
cause them to run into the Magnus clan territory. But this turns out to be good for Shilo. She grows into independent women here under General Vahn, who is a good man and the leader of a training camp for young boys and men. This becomes a place where Shilo and her family are safe. For the first time in Shilo life, she’s allowed to be who she is. No more hiding and she’s also the first girl to be trained to fight. Magnus clan will also become the place that she learns of men and their desire for her. Haden, who lusts for her, Elrik who wants to own her body and Kain who loves her with all his heart and she’s the meaning of his life. Shilo has no desire for men. She watched her mother and sister surrender their body's for the protection of their family for years, and she is determined no man will claim her body as a piece of property.

Shilo and Kain's romance had me laughing, screaming, swooning, and crying. These two are so stubbornly hard-headed. By the time Shilo did understand her feelings for Kain, it was a little too late and the worst thing that could happen, happens with them. Yes my heart is still hurting for these two. But Elrik will use this situation to finally get what he’s been wanting for a long time: Shilo. But I just wonder if Haden’s going to show back up in the second book. I will just have to wait on this one. It could go a lot of different ways.

I love Amongst the Ruins. Saewod Tice has built a fantastic dystopian world with awesome characters and amazing romance that had my heart in love right along with Shilo and Kain. I will have a very inpatient wait for the second book in this series. I highly recommend Amongst the Ruins as a must, must read.



  1. Yep, you've already convinced me to buy a copy last night!! Now I have to finish Silver and Stone before starting it. Have a happy Friday.

  2. Hi Linda,
    Hope you're enjoying Silver and Stone. Let me know if that scene with Alexia and Lucas at the school steps makes you feel the same way I did LOL!
    Amongst the Ruins is an awesome read! I hope you enjoy it also! :)