- File Size: 1291 KB
- Print Length: 329 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Unknown Press; First edition (January 18, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 18, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HYLZ1RA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #958,719 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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That is quite an accomplishment. Especially because for a book with SO MUCH TO SAY - it is the opposite of preachy. This book screams, "THINK FOR YOURSELF. What do YOU think about this?" It does not provide answers so much as it opens doors.
If this is not enough - unlike many dark books, and unlike many books that have deep spiritual truths woven deeply into the story - it is also just plain fun. Not light and cotton candy fun - but the kind of fun where the characters sweep you away and you are so lost in the story you are more in that world, than your everyday world. And you don't want to put it down and leave the story.
I grew from this book. I also just had the best time.
This writer really seems to have found her true voice and I cannot wait for more.
Just to make it clear, we do not know each other at all. These are sincere words from an honest reader.
The story is amazing!! The characters are so well-developed, I feel like I know them and could recognize them on the street. My favorite bit was how the question of HOW the world ended was still a little vague by the end, and the WHY was not even touched at all. The focus was solely on the present story and what was important for these characters. I love that; great story-telling at its finest.
But what I loved most about it, at its heart, is that it is about the survival skills of kids. Children who, when the End of the world, as they knew it, arrived, were orphaned too young to remember their real names. So many of the younger children go by the nicknames their loved ones must have bestowed upon them--Kiddo, and Princess, and Tiger. The book begins years later, when those lost children have grown into teenagers under the powers of their own ingenuity and sheer will to survive. It explores the various ways humanity survives disaster--physical, emotional, and spiritual.
It was a powerful book about those things that drive us all, as humans, to keep going even when we've lost everything that mattered to us, but it was also an entertaining story set in a frightening, wild sort of future.
There was a lot of unexpected depth to the book and I loved it.
From the description, it sounds as if it may be a overly religious book. It's not. Certainly spiritual (It is called 'Ghost' City after all), but perfect for both the religious and non-religious alike.
It is NOT another Young Adult Dystopia. (Hooray!!!) Are there young adults? Yes. Is it post apocalyptic? Yes. It is also completely different from anything I have ever read and is certainly written with a more adult audience in mind. This is literature.
I really liked the strength and depth of the primary characters and their interactions. It is also realistic enough that you certainly don't need to love fantasy or science fiction to love this book. The primary character, Kiddo, curious and interesting character. You never get the full sense of who she is. There is almost always something held back, not in a devious way. She remains controlled, enigmatic. She's mysterious without at all trying to be- which I love.
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an unbiased review.
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