A readersfavorite.com 2018 book award winner - young adult/horror genre. Ten years ago, a meteor shower rained down fire from the sky, decimating the population of our planet. A few intrepid survivors have taken refuge on a cruise ship called the Swan of the Seas and have made it their home. Those who lived thought the worst was over, until a strange new breed of bacteria brought down by the meteors began to infect the surviving population, turning them into the horrors that the people aboard the Swan call the Howlers. Seventeen-year-old Nick Moran grew up in the relative safety of life on board the Swan. When he encounters the beautiful and well-trained Harper Chin, who grew up on land, their differences lead to an immediate attraction. As Nick and Harper grow closer, a distress call is heard over the radio. After years of nothing but static, the residents of the Swan must decide how to respond.