Following “The Prey,” is “The Capture,” by Tom Isbell (HarperTeen) and takes place during the time after the first book left off.

In a world with hardly any adults, plagued with the aftermath of radiation disaster, Hope and Cat are twins who have been running from the “brown shirts” for years, but after their father dies they are taken to a camp for all girls. Book is at a camp for all boys, and believes he is training to be a Lieutenant, but really, all the boys at the camp have been deemed inferior in some way — they call them Less Thans.

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After escaping their camps, the kids feel guilty knowing that Sisters and Less Thans still remain at the camps shackled in the bunker. Now the teens must go back to save the others, while the journey back is like a journey straight to death itself. Book, Hope, and the rest of their team of misfits must ask themselves important questions: How far are they willing to go to save their friends and what will happen if camp is not how they anticipated it would be? Even the title to the book leaves you wondering — who gets captured and how do they escape?

“The Capture” is for all who enjoy futuristic books such as “The Maze Runner” series and “The Hunger Games” trilogy. “The Prey” series is a mesmerizing immersion into the world of children surviving absolute disaster, and I recommend this to all teen readers.

RATING 5 smiles