- File Size: 2871 KB
- Print Length: 346 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1514791102
- Publisher: Hollow Hallow Bindings (August 1, 2015)
- Publication Date: August 1, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B011DW0KDK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #859,365 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The book is divided in two parts. The first describes the terror that humans feel not knowing what's happening while they flee what they call the Minutemen. We see it mostly through the eyes of Lucy, the main character. She has lost her memory and can’t even remember her name.
The second part brings you behind the scene. You get to know another group of people. People who know more about the events, and yet you’re still oblivious to what's really happening. I loved the way the author reveals the story little by little, making us guess and wonder how it relates to the first part.
The suspense is strong throughout the book. There's never a dull moment. In some weird way it reminded me of the first movie The Matrix and Agent Smith. You get the same feeling of mystery around the Minutemen.
After the book ended, I found myself wondering: Who are the minutemen and the Seven exactly? My mind came up with a few theories. I'm sure each reader will find theirs.
PS. I edited my review because while this one has the same title as the first book I reviewed, this one is a full length novel and not a gathering of short ones.
First of all, this is a review of the full novel. At the time of writing, it appears that some reviews were pulled over from the previously released book that had a couple of excerpted chapters. For anyone who read Beginnings, the stories told within are part of this, yes, but this is not a collection of shorts. All together, this is a full length novel that jumps from character to character.
The basic premise is deceptively simple. From the first pages, I was led to believe that this was going to be something of a standard post apocalyptic survival story. In a way, it is, but in a bigger way, which I will not tell you about, it's much more than that. Each character has a unique and curious role to play as the world falls apart.
As I read, I had a lot of questions as to what was actually going on. There's a sinister secretiveness that twists through each of the scenes. Often, I questioned exactly who we were supposed to be rooting for and who were the 'bad guys.' This can be frustrating, but the author uses this device well. The payoff is worth the head scratching.
I'd recommend this book to fans of dystopia, sci-fi, horror, or anyone looking for a unique read.
Overall, a good read with a unique take on the apocalypse genre.
Also, there aren't any violent scenes and neither is there any use of foul language, so this can be read by both adults and teenagers alike. Actually, even a ten-year-old can read this. I cannot emphasize enough how much I enjoyed this, particularly the 'Hannah' part and 'Old Mother', too. I want to know what happens next, especially what happens to Hannah. I could probably related to her more as she's only 17 and all.
This was a great read! I cannot imagine that someone won't enjoy this.
The first quarter of this book was a little confusing for me, but once I figured out what was going on, it was a great read. I never felt like I had or wanted to put it down.
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