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When the environment is ravaged by rising sea levels and monstrous storms, America is divided and survival becomes more precious than love.When seventeen-year-old Nada and Isaac stumble upon a handsome stranger in the woods, their cozy alliance and romance begin to unravel. This stranger promises Nada the impossible in exchange for helping him rescue his sister from a prisWhen the environment is ravaged by rising sea levels and monstrous storms, America is divided and survival becomes more precious than love.When seventeen-year-old Nada and Isaac stumble upon a handsome stranger in the woods, their cozy alliance and romance begin to unravel. This stranger promises Nada the impossible in exchange for helping him rescue his sister from a prison in the last corner of civilization in the western United States. But this rescue operation is wrought with complications, including the fact that the girl they are supposed to save is the ex-President's daughter. This mission puts everyone's life at risk, especially Isaac--the one person who has always been there for Nada. Now Nada and her small tribe must choose between a somewhat comfortable existence in the mountains and the chance at a life free of fear and starvation.This is a post-apocalyptic novella....

Title : No Shelter
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ISBN : 9781477668573
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Number of Pages : 110 Pages
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No Shelter Reviews

  • Julie Ramsey
    2019-03-07 10:38

    No ShelterImagine the water rising and flooding whole areas. Storms destroying homes. Government as we know it stops. Everyone is for themselves. What can I get ....How do we survive...who do I have to kill to get food, water, shelter. These are the challenges that the main characters have to figure out. Nada and her mom are on their own and are currently in the old high school. This is were everyone else, who is not on their own was holding up. The guardians, are basically a mob, there to "help" make sure everyone gets their fair share. But they know that they are up to something very bad. Issac is just a boy Nada sees. He looks strong and is intimidating. She wants and needs his help, if she wants to survive. After a tragedy and her mothers death, Issac and Nada are on there own. Survival depends on the two learning to work together. Gathering their own little tribe and learning to live in the new world is not an easy thing. With the threat and realities of constant fighting, raids, or just finding and defending food, is challenging. Issac and Nada are best friends, but Issac hints at more. They come across a boy, from another district. Turning him in would mean death, and he is asking for help with an impossible task. He asks them to help get his sister. She has been kidnapped by the people who Nada and Issac want to stay as far away from as possible.....the guardians. He has just saved Issac's life from a cougar, and that makes it a really hard request to say no to. The new boy also knows of a shelter, where they would have enough water for many years to come. Is it worth risking to save one lone 14 yr girl?YA novel. A start to a series. It kept my interest going. I loved the drama between Issac, Nada and the others. Makes you want to see them through to the end. Issac, you get a love/hate relationship. Nada is a strong teenager, confident and capable of taking care of herself.. The characters are well written and the action will keep you going as a YA or adult. Worth the read for almost any age. Be for warned, it is a start of a series! I am hoping the author sends me the next book in the series.complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review

  • Laura Greenwood
    2019-02-18 03:17

    Review will be posted on 7th June on 1 of the No Shelter Trilogy.Nada lives in the post-apocalyptic United States, where the population and civilisation has been wiped out by a series of natural disasters. She, her friend Issac, as well as Mary and Eva have been living in a cave, working together to live, and to save up enough water to trade for the other things that they need. Then Deadric comes along, he saves Issac, and wants the help of Nada's tribe to save his sister, turning all of the tribes lives upside down.Saying this is an easy read seems to be a bit of an oxymoron concerning dystopian or post-apocalyptic fiction, though it is true, this book is really easy to read. The plot is simple, there is only one real line of story, though this is clear, believable within the setting, and leaves it open for there to be more plot development in the next two instalments in the series (which are already on my wish list for when I get time to read them!)At first the characters also seem a bit simple and one dimensional, though as the story progressed I felt that they gained more depth, though a lot of that was only hinted at, and as with the plot line I can see plenty of room for the development in the next books. Plus I really want to know what Issac did and whether or not Vic was lying!The title of the novella on amazon said that it was a post-apocalyptic love story, now I can see that there is a definite love story in it, and that there is the, some what traditional, love triangle falling, but personally I wouldn't say that there was any more of a love story than for any other dystopian book. I'm not saying this as a criticism, there is nothing wrong with the amount of romance in the book, and thankfully it isn't of the soppy love at first sight kind either, in fact I would say that the author has got the perfect balance between the love relationships and the action, there's nothing worse than one dimensional romance or action without the rest of the world!I'd say this would be perfect for anyone wanting to get into, or just to try the dystopian genre without getting bogged down in some of the heavier novels out there, or for anyone who likes the genre and just wants a quick and light read. And I am very interested to see where the author is going to take this story!

  • Kathy
    2019-02-18 07:16

    No Shelter is the first in the No Shelter trilogy series followed by Left Behind and Buried Alive.The setting takes place in in a post apocalyptic society, most of the United States has been destroyed by fires, floods, earthquakes and volcanoes, there is very little water and its every man/woman for themselves. Nada meets Isaac at a high school turned shelter her mother is very sick, and Isaac helps save her from the Guardian Vic when he tries to kill her. When she wakes up she find out that the guardians have torched the school, and her mother was killed in a fire that destroyed the school/shelter that they were living in. They have been on their own for a while taking care of each other learning to hunt, fight and trade and most importantly stay alive. When Nada meets a stranger in the woods, indebted to him for his help Nada makes promises to help him rescue his little sister from a heavily guarded prison in exchange for priceless possibilities. Isaac and Nada’s relationship is put to the test. Everyone’s life is at risk as they try to rescue the little girl, sacrifices come at a great cost but is that a price the group is willing to pay?I loved the writing style it was fast paced, I was engaged the whole time. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole Novella, I found that it flowed quite nicely and there didn’t seem to be any lags or dips in the story line. I am not usually a fan of novella’s as I usually feel like i’m just getting into the story when it ends. I think if the other two are as good as the first she definitely has the potential to go big with this trilogy or combine them to make one novel. I can’t wait to read the next two.

  • A Book Vacation
    2019-02-19 05:37

    This is the first novella in a series of three that tells the post-apocalyptic tale of Nada and her friends as they attempt to survive in what’s left of America. Mainly told from the viewpoint of Nada, readers instantly dive into her world as she begins her story with a statement that can’t help but pique the reader interest: “I didn’t know how sharp my blade was until Isaac used it to stab me in the back.” With an intro like that, I was highly engaged and ready to know what exactly Nada meant… literal? Figurative? I’m thinking figurative since Isaac is not my favorite character in the world and he does some pretty awful things in this novella… but as this is just the first installment, I guess I’ll just have to wait and see...Like I said… Isaac isn’t my favorite. Perhaps it’s because he’s a player, but I feel like there is something else there too that just rubs me the wrong way. Especially after what happened with Mary—and I can’t stand her. Nada seems a bit naive and too trusting to survive the wilderness, but I could be wrong. She’s done well for herself so far, but I didn’t feel like I really got to know her (or Deadric) very well, like I’d wanted to, and yet, they’re my favorite characters in the series so far. I’m hoping to learn more about them in the second novella of the series, and I’m about to start it now, so stay tuned. To see my full review:

  • Charles Stone
    2019-03-19 10:25

    Nada, a 17 year old high school student, is suddenly struggling just to exist because of a worldwide environmental catastrophe. Her mother is killed when the only shelter they had is burned down, and she befriends a rugged outcast who saved her from near death at the hands of the dreaded Guardians. We follow her through her inner and external conflicts in this first person account of life after all society seems to have collapsed.This is the perfect story for young adults because we find that even in a survivalist society little Nada uses her brains to conquer brawn. The plot twists and turns as Nada deals with how to handle her feelings for two guys in her clan and keeping a promise to those who depend on her. So in reality, it’s not much different from what most readers are going through themselves.This is the first release of a trilogy that will have all your friends talking. The colorful characters and the vivid scenery make this a delightful read. I give it five stars and can’t wait for the next release.

  • Lorena
    2019-03-03 04:42

    I am a little scared when I get free novella's off amazon but No Shelter by T.S. Welti was well written and the story hooked me. The characters grow and learn in the post-apocalyptic world, I did cringe when they went down in the sewer. I'll be on the look out for the rest of the series.

  • kelly r engler
    2019-02-22 06:16

    GreatVery exciting and good characterization early on.Good post apocalyptic story!I liked the hope that you couldn't help but feel at the end.

  • Kristina
    2019-02-24 02:38

    There is just something about apocalyptic stories that holds some kind of power over my head. Apocalyptic or dystopian, I think that it's the thought and development that's put into them that make them so interesting. That, and the fact that there are some that seem like they could actually happen. No Shelter was one of those stories. While it was a novella, and a lot of the story and characters weren't developed very well, I feel that it did a fine job in describing the setting of America at that point in time. America is now ravaged with huge storms and ever-rising sea levels, not to mention how divided its countryside and people are. Our main character Nada had just seemed to settle into life in this apocalyptic world with her small group of people, when a stranger from out of her border zone wanders into her ranks and promises the impossible in exchange for a favor. In order to gain this seemingly impossible thing, Nada and her group must rescue his sister from a fiercely guarded prison, which would obviously put all of their lives in danger. The question being, is this impossible thing worth enough to put her group's life in danger?I downloaded No Shelter on my kindle for free, and thankfully so, because in my mind it didn't turn out to the be the greatest of novellas. Sure, this is only part one of three, but I don't know if I will pick up the last two. I thought that the plot was pretty solid. It was the development and characters that really killed this book in my eyes. I found the entire thing to be quite choppy and hard to follow. For instance, in the very beginning we get a bit of Nada's history and how she met Isaac, but we don't get very much more than that. Then, it jumps forward to her, Isaac and two other girls so quickly that I didn't have very much time to process what had happened in the first chapter. Also, we're made to swallow that Nada has serious hunting talents that we hardly get to read about. If that was pretty much her life then, you'd think that we'd see more of that part of her, only we don't. Which is another aspect that didn't set well with me. There was hardly any character development. Which, sure, in a novella might not be the easiest thing to insert, but I feel like if I knew more about each of the other characters, or just more about the main character, that I might have connected with them more or differently. The love aspect of this story was really lacking and awkward. I wouldn't have even been bothered if it hadn't existed altogether. It just felt kind of forced, and well, just awkward.Also, the ending of this novella, ohmyrowling. It was extremely fast paced, and I thought it was a bit unrealistic. I mean, it ends with three girls basically storming a base, disarming and threatening several large and scary men, and then leaving in one piece. I have nothing against girls (obviously, because I am indeed one), and I understand that two years in the wild could certainly beef you up and give you certain fighting skills and whatnot, but really? Not one scary dude is going to challenge you? Also, why didn't you take anything else that you needed? It is survival of the fittest. Speaking of, another thing that stuck in my mind was the fact that for a post-apocalyptic setting, everyone sure had plenty of water and supplies. Overall, No Shelter was a decent read. The plot sufficed for a post-apocalyptic story, but the characters and development really fell through. Perhaps we'd see more development in the last two novellas of this trilogy, though I don't know if I'll get around to reading them.☆☆/5Recommend?: If you want an easy read to add to your book tally.If you want a small glimpse of a post-apocalyptic world.

  • Sabrina Riley
    2019-03-04 06:41

    Just a heads up, this review will be for the entire trilogy, since I read them all in one sitting. No spoilers, though. From the first few sentences in the first book, I was hooked. T.S. Welti does not beat around the bush when getting to the meat of the story.There are many post-apocalyptic stories out there, and as a huge fan of the genre, I have read so many that the ones that tell the stories from a new perspective catch my attention. This story does that with ease.T.S.'s story world is a severely different and more hostile place than any of us can really imagine, and perhaps even more unnerving is that what happens in the book to cause the end of the world may not be all that far from possible. The story of surviving and maturing in such a cruel, unforgiving environment is told through the eyes of a young girl, Nada, the main character, who is enough parts vulnerable, enough parts wildly strong, and enough parts a slave to her own emotions that she is as realistic as any character could be. Not only does she have to deal with staying alive in harsh conditions, but she also has to go through the same mental and emotional development that any of us would, and that is where the real story is. With supporting characters that you hate one moment and love the next, you'll be swept into the same scary dilemma that Nada endures: who should she trust? Who is lying? Who actually loves her and who is vying for her death? Go ahead and try to guess while you're reading...and good luck with that. Welti's natural writing style will keep you reading and guessing and hoping and wondering until you feel as crazy as Nada feels, and then, just when you think you have it nailed...well, just read it.By the way, don't bother buying the first book alone. Buy the trilogy. Trust me, you're got going to be able to not NEED the second one as soon as you read the last word of the first one.

  • Nancy (The Avid Reader)
    2019-03-19 04:39

    The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I received No Shelter as a free download on Amazon.The world and life as 17 year old Nada knew it has come to an end. The end was caused by huge storms like no one has ever seen before. Which resulted in large masses of flooding ending the life of the mass majority of the human population.After the world had been destroyed and there was no more government officials and no more rules for anyone to live by there was a group of people who took charged called the guardians. Homes were destroyed so Nada and her mother went to live in a shelter in the high school. When a riot broke out at the shelter and the guardians were going to kill Nada she was saved by Isaac. The guardians set the school on fire and Nada's mother was killed in the fire.Nada and Isaac along with some more friends set out on their own living in caves and any place they could find to stay safe. Nada and Isaac was attracted to each other but it took Nada a while before she gave in to her attraction to Isaac. They met a guy in the woods that wants Nada and her friends to help him rescue his sister. In return for their help he promised to take them to a safe place to live where there was plenty of water and food.Isaac doesn't trust this stranger. He is jealous of him and Nada. Why he would be jealous I never could figure out exactly after what he did to Nada. But Nada being the nice person that she is could not say no to the strange. So they set out to go with him to rescue his sister. Nada has feelings for both Isaac and the new guy. She is confused most of the time as to which one she is really falling in love with.I really liked reading No Shelter it was somewhat different from most post-apocalyptic novels that I have read as of lately. It is one of those page turners where you just want to keep reading and you don't want it to end.

  • Grammar*Kitten
    2019-03-04 10:40

    No Shelter is a brilliant little post-apocalyptic novella by T.S. Welti.This surpassed my expectations. For one, it's written in the first person and present tense, and nearly everything I've ever read in present tense I have hated. The same for first person, really. However, in this novella it works wonderfully, and merely serves to push the action and plot along at great pace. There are the usual spattering of spelling and grammar mistakes which usually irk the hell out of me (and for that I have only given it four stars, not five) but even that hasn't annoyed me quite as much as I'd have expected. This is because from the off, I loved the characters, their relationships and the plot itself. It's fresh and exciting and quite simply - I can't wait to read the next installment. I say that quite often, and then forget about the next book for weeks if not months, but this time I will be reading the second novella in this trilogy tomorrow night. It's just superb.Yes, it could be more polished. Yes, it could probably do with a good edit. But No, this doesn't spoil it. The story more than makes up for these errors - and this is the first time I think I have ever said that about a book!I'd sincerely recommend this to anyone who likes YA Post-Apocalyptic fiction,or just anyone who trusts my judgement really. This author has great imagination and promise.

  • Moon Shine Art Spot ~ Lisa
    2019-02-24 08:30

    This book starts out with a scary description of what could happen in the future with natural disasters destroying the earth as we know it. Nada has met a best friend, Issac, and with a small group of other teens (Mary & Eve) they are using their survival skills to live in the woods & avoid the group who has taken over the more orderly places to live. I enjoyed the story as a new boy entered the group & kind of disrupts their usual routine.The kids are barely surviving and their newest addition has a better place in mind if they wiill help him retrieve his kidnapped sister. They are merely scared teens trying to survive. The story flowed well and had a touch of a crush / love interest going on. There was plenty of action & suspense & a little back stabbing involved. Overall, I think the story was pretty well written, and flowed well. The characters were fairly well developed for the purpose of this book. There are mysterious aspects about some characters that I believe may have been intentional to build up to the next book where you will hopefully find out more about that character's personality & past. I received this book free. The above review is my honest opinion & was in no way paid for.

  • MKat
    2019-03-18 09:40

    Catchy story line and character development... starts out good... then gets confusing. The book is a bit choppy and hard to follow at times as the characters move around quickly from place to place and with little warning. One minute they are in one location, then the next paragraph they are 91 miles away doing something completely different. Granted this is a Novella, it could definitely have been richer in location description and WHAT IS UP with the main character and her flippant emotional connection with the only two male supporting characters. The story is compelling enough, that I have ignored those flaws and am still reading tho... Up next, book #2.

  • Darlene
    2019-02-28 04:36

    Strong fem and friends fight the rest of the world. Post-apocalyptic survival. Who could ask for more in a book? Can I say I am enjoying it? Yet it makes me want to read more. The characters are well developed and the plot feels real. The distance of where they walk is long in a car, though, so I feel more could be added. Between the L.A. mountains and Salton Sea and then back to Yosemite would have taken months on foot, I think. Especially when one has to watch out for the bad guys. Even so, the rest of the story seems plausible.The ending, though not a cliff hanger, makes you want to continue reading. Luckily I have book 2 ready and waiting.

  • Stephanie Mutone
    2019-03-17 03:33

    This post apocalyptic story turned out to be closer to reality than those I've read before. Appears to be only a few years after great polar melt and flood. Small clicks have formed and a rising group of guardians taken over supplies and governing. The strong retreat into caves and Forrest's and live simply. The heightened action is not over the top. I think because there is some realistic features going on I am going to continue the trilogy and get the second book to see if it will grab me even more than the first.

  • Michelle
    2019-02-20 04:27

    This was a free kindle novella. I really am not a fan of novellas in general because I feel they are too short to let you know and understand the characters and their motivations. This was no different. This could be a really good full length novel if it explained the world the characters live in more fully and let us get to know the backgrounds of the characters.

  • Amy
    2019-02-23 02:37

    I'm not exactly sure what I think of this book. I realize it's a short novella, but it's so lacking in a lot of details that it's hard to get attached to the characters. Large amount of time are skimmed over and there is a lot of potential to be really interesting but it's just not. I do like the concept of this story and mystery behind why some of the characters at the way they do.

  • Kimchi
    2019-03-17 08:13

    ok, it was not the best , the world has flooded and the united stats is fractured. The rich and elite have been saved from the damaging earthquakes and floods leaving the everyday joe'S TO FEND for themselves . Not the best book it was a little predictable and had a hard time with the kissing two people back to back.

  • Julianne G Cockey
    2019-03-07 03:24

    Teenage SurvivorsThis is the story of teenagers after the U.S. has been destroyed by natural disasters from climate changes flood, earthquakes, & volcanoes. I can't recommend it for experienced, mature readers although it is well written and will be much enjoyed by others.

  • Karla
    2019-03-05 10:16

    I got this for free and read it in 3 days (pretty good with an infant and toddler) I just got the rest of the series.WARNING - I didn't finish the series because of some love scenes. I'm not really that happy that they were there. This book was okay, but watch out if you keep reading.

  • Maggie
    2019-02-27 08:18

    This novella series is a sweet little gem, especially for the dystopia lovers. A story that starts with the end and I was still blown away. A book I wont ever forget, flew to the top of my favorites list

  • Alyssa Greatbanks
    2019-03-11 05:43

    A pretty short story. It was interesting, not too bad, but it could have been written a little better. It felt a little rushed. Overall it wasn't too bad, and I will probably read the other books in this series.

  • Bailey
    2019-03-12 06:18

    Not bad. I kinda wanted to know more about "the event" and things got really muddled and jumpy during the climax of the story. Not quite good enough that I'm gonna read the rest of the series, but not bad.

  • Jenna
    2019-02-18 07:24

    This book had potential but the story had so many loopholes and some scenes were rushed or made no sense. I didn't like the love triangle and Nada kept going from one guy to the other. The characters had no depth. Make up your mind. Isaac wasn't he seemed to be.

  • Michelle McPherson
    2019-02-18 03:21

    No shelterInteresting story, the authors has taken the time to give some back story of how this all started, Lending more credence to ty he current story line. Anxious to read the next installment.

  • Kristy
    2019-02-24 09:38

    Ok story. But the love triangle thing (or actually, four people are involved) is ridiculous. The best part was the end scenes of trying to rescue the new guy's sister. Likely to read rest of series: only if it comes free on Kindle.

  • Tammi
    2019-03-14 10:20

    I can't wait to read the next book in this trilogy!

  • Danielle Frappier
    2019-02-24 06:39

    Loved it! I really like this style of story telling - first person past tensed. Can't wait to read the second book.

  • Sarah
    2019-03-10 03:27

    Great start to a well written trilogy. I liked the characters and I felt just as torn as the main character throughout.

  • Dustin
    2019-02-25 08:13

    For a self published author, Welti layed out a fun post-apocalyptic story. Unlike some critics, I found the characters to be intriguing. I liked the world she created.