I received [Apocalypsis Book 1: Kahayatle] by [Elle Casey] as part of a LibraryThing give away. It came as part of a compilation book called [Shattered Worlds]. I really enjoyed reading it and hope to read more in the series.
It takes place in Florida starting in Central Florida and ending in the Everglades. It is about the journey of survivors after a plague killed all adults and children before puberty. They just want to find some place safe where they can live and rebuild but have to avoid becoming food for the 'canners'.
The characters are genuine enough to keep the story moving. Also as a middle school teacher here in FL I can tell you I can see society run by teenagers going into chaos and a few good ones fighting for life. The only thing that really bothered me was that the road they take to the Everglades, I-95, does not go near Winter Park. Minor detail though.