I was so excited when I was asked if I would read and review this book by the author since I loved the first one so much. I couldn't believe the turn this story takes verses the the last orphans. This series works in a way I wish more would. The last orphans introduced a world where are the parents were killed and a government machine was involved. Then you get into the harvest and find out there is a whole new story and adventure on its own. You get to be introduced into new characters and see how Shane's and Kelly's relationship changes and grows. The harvest is almost like a new separate book on its own with some links and characters that are what connect the two. The author doesn't remind everything all over again in the first quarter of the book. Instead he just gets into it and produces a new action story with an ending that will make you crave the next and question what you have learned about the harvest.