Posts Categorized: Post-Apocalyptic

Dec 04
Review: Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund

Review: Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund

I have not yet read For Darkness Shows the Stars, the first book in this series, but since Across a Star-Swept Sea was described as a companion novel rather than a sequel, I decided to dive in.  Perhaps this resulted in some details that I didn’t fully appreciate, but I never felt lost.  A big factor in this was that there was a great deal of repetition, particularly around the genetic engineering elements of the plot.  Although I didn’t love this… Read more »


Nov 07
Review: Endless Knight by Kresley Cole

Review: Endless Knight by Kresley Cole

Note: This review will contain spoilers from Poison Princess, the first book in the series. The Arcana Chronicles series reads like a mystical version of The Hunger Games.  That’s not a bad thing here.  Usually when I compare a book to The Hunger Games, it doesn’t fare well in comparison.  But Kresley Cole manages to keep the whole teenagers-out-to-slaughter-each-other thing fresh by having them embody the characters on Tarot cards. Evie is the Empress, and she is completely transformed from… Read more »


Oct 06
Review: Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston

Review: Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston

I had very high expectations for Frozen.  I love Las Vegas, and I love post-apocalyptic stories, and the combination of the two was irresistible.  I’ve already had a great experience with the video game,  Fallout: New Vegas, a role-playing game set in post-apocalyptic (you guessed it) Las Vegas.  But the story in Frozen couldn’t even measure up to the story in the video game. My first inkling that I might be in for some trouble came right at the outset… Read more »


Sep 27
Fun With Limericks: Inhuman by Kat Falls

Fun With Limericks: Inhuman by Kat Falls

This is my third round of “Fun With Limericks,” a (hopefully) fun way of dealing with books I didn’t finish, or I finished, but for whatever reason, I felt I could not write a proper review.  In the first go-round, I had a little fun with The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher and A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty.  Next up was Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead. Today, I bring you a limerick for Inhuman by Kat Falls.  I actually did finish… Read more »


Sep 16
Review: Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Review: Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Kira and Rogan are strangers forcibly thrown into a deadly “game” called Countdown.  They must complete a series of tasks, each within a pre-determined time limit.  Complete the task and move on, or fail it and be killed.  Some of the tasks are puzzle-like, and others are designed to test their morality.  It sounds like an interesting premise, but everything fell apart quickly. Kira is informed that Rogan murdered and dismembered nine young women.  Any reader will know that this… Read more »


Aug 22
Review: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Review: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

If I told you that a book with a heavy focus on the gathering, purification, and consumption of water was beautiful in an indescribable way, would you be tempted to side-eye me?  Don’t even think about it, because with Not a Drop to Drink, Mindy McGinnis has written a book packed full of breath-taking moments, fantastic characters, and yes, lots of information about water.  Every author presented with the challenge of conveying a great deal of information to the reader,… Read more »


Aug 13
Top Ten Tuesday: Books in a Post Apocalyptic Setting

Top Ten Tuesday: Books in a Post Apocalyptic Setting

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given and weeks topic is:  Top Ten: Books in a Post-Apocalyptic Setting I love the post-apocalytpic genre, and I doubt I will ever tire of it.  The perfect post-apocalyptic story, for me, will have the following sequences:1) People going about their normal lives.2) Rumors, news of something that’s NOT QUITE RIGHT.  Fear builds.3) The threat is identified (Zombies! Meteor strike! Alien invasion!… Read more »


Jun 20
Review: In the After by Demitria Lunetta

Review: In the After by Demitria Lunetta

In the After doesn’t waste any time showing the evil nature of the little green men who unfortunately chose our planet to visit.  They use us for a tasty dinner, and soon, there are few survivors.  Amy is one, but her parents were not so lucky.  Amy survives on her own, studying the aliens from the safety of her electrically fenced-in home.  She learns their weaknesses, and she’s able to scavenge for food while evading capture.  She finds and rescues… Read more »