Hunting Daybreak

A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Romance (Shattered Sunlight Book 2)

Fiction - Science Fiction
396 Pages
Reviewed on 02/13/2021
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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

Braving unknown dangers after a Coronal Mass Ejection hits earth, a doctor and her new husband trek across the post-apocalyptic United States to reunite with her family in the thrilling science-fiction novel, Hunting Daybreak (Shattered Sunlight Book 2) by E.A. Chance. Following a powerful CME that wiped out a large portion of the population and disabled technology-supported systems and machines, Dr. Riley Poole, her daughter Julia, and her new husband, Dr. Cooper, are stranded over a thousand miles from Riley's Colorado home. Leaving Julia ensconced safely in western Virginia, the newlyweds start the hazardous trip across the continent to Colorado to find out how the rest of Riley's family fared. With most modern devices inoperable and ineffective, Riley and Coop ride horses and take camping gear. However, they are unprepared for the new government takeover and the militant forces hunting them down. Can Riley and Coop reach the Colorado border without coming to harm? If they do survive, will they find Riley's family safe and sound?

Depicting the effects of an earth-shattering event, Hunting Daybreak (Shattered Sunlight Book 2) by E.A. Chance is a breathtaking science-fiction novel. Set in a post-apocalyptic world that is so close to the present, the story ignites the imagination from the very beginning. Skillfully intertwined within the plot, the environment and culture shifts give the storyline a sense of reality. The protagonists are likable as well as relatable, and I admired their initiative and resourcefulness as they trekked across what would be considered alien and remote territory. The other characters who were not as accommodating or honorable made perfect contrasts and gave the story authenticity. It is a captivating story with engaging characters and a dramatic and intense plot. Profound and inspiring, the exciting and suspenseful tale will entertain and thrill everyone who enjoys post-apocalyptic science-fiction novels that have a plausible storyline.

Anne-Marie Reynolds

Hunting Daybreak: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Romance by E.A. Chance is Book 2 in the Shattered Sunlight series. A global solar flare has all but destroyed the world population and the power grid but there are some survivors. Dr. Riley Poole needs to find her two youngest children and so she sets off on a 1500-mile journey that will take her to hell and back. Leaving her teenage daughter who is injured with her aunt and uncle, she sets off with her husband Coop into the wilderness. Heading to Colorado, they meet up with old friends and travel together. Danger awaits them at every turn but they didn’t expect it to come from one of their group. Trying to stay ahead of the new hostile government, Riley and Coop are in a race against time. Can they make it safely home to her children?

Hunting Daybreak is the stunning sequel to Solar Fury and if you haven’t read that one yet, I urge you to do so now – not only is it another fantastic book but it will put this one into context. This is a powerful story, full of suspense and drama, centered on the age-old stories of a mother’s love, knowing who your friends are, and, more importantly, who your enemies are. This has a very strong female lead, a well-developed character easy to relate to. The action and adventure are non-stop with plenty of twists along the way with each heart-stopping decision the characters need to make. Great story, ideal for those who love post-apocalyptic series. Can’t wait for the next installment.

Rabia Tanveer

Hunting Daybreak: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Romance is the second novel in the Shattered Sunlight series by E.A. Chance. The story of Riley and Coop continues as they try to do what is right without losing their lives in the process. The newly married couple made a tough decision and left Julia behind with Riley’s uncle and aunt. Riley needs to get to her other children, Emily and Jared, and get her family back together under one roof. They knew the path would not be easy, but they weren’t expecting things to get this bad. When one of their own puts them in the path of danger, Coop and Riley have no other choice but to run for their lives. Now, the new couple has to locate Emily and Jared quickly and try to get back to Julia before it is too late. The path ahead is dangerous, but Coop and Riley have to keep a hold of their wits to survive.

Hunting Daybreak is out of this world amazing. While the action is relentless in the story, E.A. Chance gives pauses in between to show how good Riley and Coop are for each other. The dialogues are written carefully for each character so that readers feel connected to them. The connection between Riley and Coop is phenomenal, they keep each other’s morale up and help each other to stay focused. Their relationship is the calm in the storm that surrounds them, and that is very beautiful. The author introduces action from the very beginning and carries the same momentum until the very end. I found Julia’s character to be very refreshing yet very mature at the same time. Yes, she is impulsive, but she reminds me of Riley too. Family is very important for Riley, and I love that she is ready to do whatever it takes to never let her family down. She is a fighter, and Coop is the right companion for her. Hunting Daybreak is the perfect combination of romance, action, and suspense.