My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Well, that was fun! Though, I suppose the subject matter: dystopia, life after almost all human life has disappeared from the planet wouldn’t be considered ‘fun’ in anyone’s book. Unless you are a sci-fi/fantasy buff, that is. And fantasy does play a big part in what happens next.
Still, the author explores the extent of emotions a person might have being the one left behind. Alone, the main character, Sophie, a 17-year-old, tries to find her father or anyone. She goes through an awful time but her thoughts draw the reader in and keep them engaged. I could have done with a lot more of the inventiveness that would have to emerge from that lonely, survival kind of life. That would have been a whole different kind of book.
Meanwhile, get ready for bad guys that don’t die, pixies, Nessie and her babies, etc. Even though the main characters are struggling with the survival stuff, the new beings add a different dimension that might not have been there in the ordinary dystopian story.
I picked this one up for free. And it still is. It’s worth the read! I can’t wait to read the next in the series (which isn’t free so I will have to wait until payday to get it.) Oh, and no cliffhanger. Yay! Just enough to let us know there is more coming.
Thank you, C.L. Bevill, for another entertaining book!