Category Archives: post apocalyptic

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

As much as I enjoyed the other books in this series, I had a hard time with Restore Me. It felt like the entire book was the following scene ad nauseum: Juliet: “I’m not sure what to do.” Warner: “I’m … Continue reading

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War Mother by Fred Van Lengte, Stephen Segovia, Tomas Giorello

I enjoyed War Mother. Superb clean illustration work combined with an interesting story to keep me involved to the end. Those not invested in the 4001 Ad universe need not worry – you won’t have to have read any of … Continue reading

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Arrow of Lightning by Joseph Bruchac

With Arrow of Lightning, author Bruchac ends this interesting series in a satisfying manner. The mixture of post apocalyptic with Native American (and other cultural) flavors made for a very different spin on the post apocalyptic genre. Certainly, Bruchac is … Continue reading

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Broken Lies by Claire Vale

For those wondering about the difference between post apocalyptic and dystopian, here’s a book that start firmly in one genre but inexplicably jumps into another abruptly at the end. More introduction to a series than first book, Broken Lies was … Continue reading

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Manipulate by Corrie Garrett

Manipulate is a decently written story with enough pathos and engaging characters to keep readers invested to the end. Though a bit too long and with whole sections that could be removed to streamline the story, I found myself interested … Continue reading

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Glory by Maureen McGowan

As much as I enjoyed the previous two books in the series, this last one fell a bit flat.  The writing remained consistent but the plot sort of petered and died – and most of the book felt like filler. … Continue reading

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The First Twenty by Jennifer Lavoie

The First Twenty felt very constructed – everything set up to create a romance with complete disregard to logic or any kind of realistic situations.  There wasn’t an honest bone in the book. Compounding the lack of grounded worldbuilding, the … Continue reading

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