Orleans by Sherri L. Smith (huge spoiler alert)

Orleans - Sherri L. Smith

The Delta borders have been sealed. 

The United States is changed forever. 


After a string of devastating hurricanes and a severe outbreak of Delta Fever, the Gulf Coast has been quarantined. Years later, residents of the Outer States are under the assumption that life in the Delta is all but extinct... but in reality, a new, primitive society has been born. 


Fen de la Guerre is living with her blood tribe in the Delta when they are ambushed. Left with her leader's newborn and determined to get the baby to a better life over the wall, Fen meets Daniel, a scientist from the Outer States. Brought together by chance, kept together by danger, they are each other's last hope for survival. 


Well...The blurb pretty much says it all. Fen's blood tribe is ambushed, she escapes with her leader and delivers the baby, the leader dies, she leaves and is on a mission to get the bub over the wall. She gets into many tricky situations and gets away fairly easy... She runs into some people she knew before, gets taken to a blood farm, meets Daniel escapes (too easily) and they work together and it all works out fairly well. 


It had so much potential to be an awesome book, but the author wrote it in such a weird way... Fen is written in first person and in the accent of, I imagine, someone from New Orleans, but it's quite hard to read. Daniel is written in third person, which is normal...


The tricky situations that they get into are resolved way to easy and quickly, and then there's just nothing for ages.... It got a little boring and personally I found it hard to read. I kept reading because I really did want to enjoy it. I enjoyed the concept of the book, but it didn't live up to my standards :/ A shame.