Posts Tagged: Post-Apocalyptic

Jun 17
Review: The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

Review: The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

The Girl with All the Gifts might be my favorite book of 2014 (so far).  It’s certainly in my top 5.  Before I discuss the book, I have to discuss the synopsis.  I feel like I’ve been complaining about synopses a lot recently, usually because they don’t reflect the tone of the book.  This is probably the most egregious example.  The synopsis is written as though a very young child with a very limited vocabulary is speaking.  You would rightfully… Read more »


Apr 09
Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Let’s start off by talking about the ending of The Forever Song, the last book in the Blood of Eden trilogy.  It ended perfectly, without an ounce of surprise, with every character’s fate wrapped up exactly as you’d expect.  That’s not a complaint, because it was all immensely satisfying.  Less satisfying, however, was the middle section of this book, which felt bloated and repetitive. OK, now let’s back up to the beginning.  Allie is in just as much shock as… Read more »


Mar 30
Review: The Rule of Three by Eric Walters

Review: The Rule of Three by Eric Walters

One of my favorite things about the post-apocalyptic genre is learning about the events that caused the apocalypse.  That never happens in The Rule of Three.  Of course, there are valid reasons why we may never receive that information. (Call me a greedy reader for wanting it anyway.)  In The Rule of Three, some unknown catastrophe causes all computers and electronic equipment to shut down.  This affects expected devices like cell phones and water pumps, but also modern cars that… Read more »