Amaranth’s Return


Dying of radiation poisoning, Rod Wasserman has one last wish: to return to the Wasteland of Washington DC to see if there’s any hope that his mother has survived the nuclear blast.

Amaranth Jones has a last wish, too: for the chance to redeem herself. In order to do it, she must leave Liam Harper and her friends at the Mountain Place behind. So when she discovers Rod packing to leave, she insists on joining him— whether he wants her company or not.

On their perilous adventure back to ground zero, the two teens confront the horrors of their post-apocalyptic world. Food and water are scarce, human life has little meaning and some desperate survivors have surrendered to the ultimate inhumanity: cannibalism. Threatened by weather, other survivors and their own demons, Amaranth and Rod must put aside their rocky history or they will die. But as Rod grows weaker, Amaranth confronts her darkest memories. How far will she go to help Rod achieve his last wish? And if they find Rod’s mother, can the three of them make it back to the Mountain Place alive?

This is the third book in The Doomsday Kids series.

Narrated by Amaranth, and featuring: Rod and Jax.


This book was amazing. The writing was excellent, character development excellent… a great dystopian read.” – Jenna Silver

…Plenty of action and suspense. The pacing of the book kept the tension high and there were enough plot twists to keep you off balance and wondering what was going to happen next.” – Kathryn’s Shelf Full of Books Blog