The Goodreads search engine recommended Strain for me and I have to say woohoo I enjoyed it. It was a heavy, hard story about Rhys who has spent his entire life being beaten down, trying to survive a world where disease has destroyed most of the humans and humanity. At his worst moment he’s saved by a group of Soldiers led by Darius and Xolani. There is nothing traditional about this story and yes, there is a kind of a love but it's not a traditional romantic love. Even though this kind of thing is normally not my thing I really enjoyed it. I was worried, I was prepared for the worst and when the ending came I accepted that ending. It was nontraditional but really the only way it could end. Good job.