Set in an eerie, post-apocalyptic world where a battle has begun against the vampire-like mutant called Ticks, the novel The Farm is the first novel in the trilogy written by Emily McKay. This novel depicts the story of twin sisters fighting for their survival in a world full of chaos. The Farm in the story is a place where fear and paranoia rules. For Lily and her sister Mel, the farm is the only place that they have. The storyline and the picturization of the characters in this novel have been done with quite finesse. This novel was published in August, 2012 and within a year it gained a lot of appreciations. Emily received the RITA® Award (Romance Writers of America Award) for Best Young Adult Romance for this novel in 2013.
Story of Survival Amongst Chaos
In the world before the apocalypse, where there were no vampires devouring humans in a horde across America, life was certainly different and peaceful for Lily and her twin sister Mel. But now, all the surviving humans are either quarantined or rounded up behind electric fences. The Farms happen to be their only retreat where they are trying to survive by turning up on each other. Beyond the proximity of these fences awaits a fate for these people, which is very frightening. When all this was happening, the twin sisters developed a plan for survival. Mel is shown to be autistic that helps her to notice things, which others cannot. With her help, Lily gathers all the things they need to escape and later is helped by a friend named Carter, who was Lily's schoolmate. Since Carter has managed to evade capture, he has valuable intelligence of the world outside. However, Carter is shown to have his own agenda like all others in the farm. He knows that something is there that is even more dangerous and hazardous to the human race than the Ticks (the vampires).
About Emily McKay
Emily McKay is one of the most prominent authors who has written several romantic and thriller novels in her past. Personally, her favorite genre is romance and she has been in love with it since she was 11 years old. In her spare time, she loves to cook and bake. She has a degree in English from Texas A&M University. Along with being a novelist, she is also a teacher having profound experience in this field. Since 19, she has written many books working for publishing units such as Harlequin, Temptation, Mills & Boon, and Silhouette Desire. Her books have been translated into 11 languages and there are over half a million copies of her books in print. Her books can be ordered online in paperback ISBN-10: 0718197429 or ISBN-13: 978-0718197421.