When a pandemic begins mutating humans into cannibals during her spring break in Georgia, seventeen-year old Kella O’Malley joins with a group of teens and twenty-somethings to carry precious CDC data north on the Appalachian Trail. Their only hope is to stay ahead of the “Hyenas” and hike faster than the world can end. “The end times are not what you were expecting,” Kella writes in the shelter logbook along the way. “Be prepared for a lot of stomach growling. And a serious lack of condiments. Also, falling in love is terrifying. It ranks somewhere between murder hornets and being eaten alive.” Free on Kindle.