2018 Best Indie Book Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction and a terrifying vision of a possible future.
They tell me the country looked different back then.
They talk of open borders and flowing rivers.
They say the world was green.
But drought swept across the globe and the United States of the past disappeared under a burning sky.
Enora Byrnes lives in the aftermath, a barren world where water has become the global currency. In a life dominated by duty to family and community, Enora is offered a role within an entity that controls everything from water credits to borders. But it becomes clear that not all is as it seems. From the wasted confines of her small town to the bowels of a hidden city, Enora will uncover buried secrets that hide an unthinkable reality.
As truth reveals the brutal face of what she has become, she must ask herself: how far will she go to retain her humanity?
What readers are saying:
"Water is the currency and key to survival; and the concept of water rationing gives this story a distinct originality." – Author, Lee Hall
"I love this book! If you enjoyed reading Divergent, The Testing or Inside Out, then After the Green Withered is for you." – Author, Donna Elliott
"The story is engaging, well-written and flows beautifully." – Author, Joey Paul
"Extremely believable story of a possible future for humanity and our planet, told through the voice of a young woman trapped within a system that is turning her into someone she doesn't wish to become. Well written and riveting." -Goodreads Review
"After the Green Withered by Kristin Ward is an expertly penned book with a unique and interesting concept of a devastated world."-Amazon Review
"This is a horrifying dystopian society. Horrifying because I could see this happening realistically." - Amazon Review
"This is a dystopian book full of suspense and great world building. It was a page-turner for sure. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read more!"-Amazon Review
"A gripping read that kept me on the edge of my seat."- Goodreads Review