It's the End of the World as We Know it.

Through Glass  - Rebecca Ethington

I'm not quite sure how I feel about this book. I finished a couple of days about and am still mulling about how I really feel about it. 

When I finished it, I thought "I really liked it" but then I started to think about the story more and started to feel a bit disappointed.  The first 70%-ish of the book nothing happens. Ok, the Tar come and take over (it's still not really clear if it's just their state or if it's a worldwide thing, there is mention later on in a book how x country came and dropped a bomb to try and 'help' them). The rest of the time it's just her with her thoughts meeting at the window to talk to her bf. 


They have no food (other than what the Tar people leave them), no light, no tools, no electricity, no water, yet she and her bf somehow manage to teach themselves sign language to be able to communicate.


It's not until the near end of the book, after she escapes her home and starts the search for other people that you learn more about how long she's really been trapped in her house and what is really going on. I feel that a lot of the start of the book could have been condensed greatly and gotten into the real part of the story much sooner and made for a better plot.  


That said, my curiosity is peeked on what happens to her bf (who apparently was not 100% memorable because I can not for the life of me remember his name and I just read this book 2 days ago) and am hopeful things will pick up in book #2.