Posts Categorized: Post-Apocalyptic

Mar 21
Review: Shards & Ashes, edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong

Review: Shards & Ashes, edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong

Each story in this anthology is around 30-40 pages.  I’ll provide a synopsis, mini-review, and rating for each story.  I’ll also provide an overall rating for the book as a whole at the bottom of page. Hearken by Veronica Roth: Hearken features Darya, a musical prodigy, and her older sister, Khali.  While there is some competitiveness between the two, we feel the bond between them very quickly, and the two share some tender moments.  These prodigies are called Hearkeners, and… Read more »


Mar 09
Review : The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Review : The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Full-disclosure: I love anything with an apocalyptic slant, so I was predisposed to like this book.  I was very intrigued when I read the description of “The Age of Miracles,” with its unique premise of an Earth whose rotation is slowing down. The story is narrated by Julia, now a young woman, but ten years old at the time the world first realizes what is happening to Earth. We never learn why the Earth has slowed, but nevertheless, the implications… Read more »


Mar 06
Review: Prodigy by Marie Lu

Review: Prodigy by Marie Lu

  I loved Legend, and I desperately wanted Prodigy to live up to the standard set by its predecessor.  I’m happy to say that Marie Lu succeeded wonderfully.  When Prodigy opens, June and Day have fled the Republic, and they head to Las Vegas to join the Patriot rebellion.  Sibling love continues to play a big role as June continues to mourn her brother’s death, and Day is desperate to find his brother, Eden. I’m a huge fan of post-apocalyptic… Read more »


Feb 09
Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

“The Immortal Rules” is one of the best books I’ve read in quite some time. It’s certainly among the best vampire novels I’ve read, and I’ve read quite a few. Allie lives in a walled-in dystopian society, ruled by vampires. Some humans are used by vampires to provide a regular blood supply to their masters. Other humans, like Allie, live on the fringes, scavenging for food, and struggling every day to survive. Normal vampires are not the only concern; there… Read more »


Feb 08
Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

  I have read all of Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series, and I’ve read two of her historical romances. She is one of my favorite authors, and when I heard she was coming out with a YA series, I fully believed she could write a book that would appeal to older readers like me. I’m happy to say that she succeeded wonderfully. Those familiar with the IAD series are used to Kresley’s superb writings of the supernatural world. Poison… Read more »


Feb 06
Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

You touch her, you die. That is Juliette’s life in Shatter Me, a combination dystpoian/post-apocalyptic novel. We learn that there was some man-made environmental catastrophe that killed off much of the Earth’s plant and animal life, and human life along with it. A group calling themselves The Re-Establishment has seized control, promising that they have the solutions to the world’s ills. These solutions primarily involve ruling with an iron fist. When the story opens, Juliette has been imprisoned for nine… Read more »