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The author is very descriptive of what is taking place in this world, and her intimate knowledge of the locales shows through in the writing. The plot plods along at a good pace. It follows a typical post-apocalyptic story line: Initial shock and confusion over what has happened, wondering around desolate landscapes, settling down, rebuilding.
I had a few problems with character actions, namely inconsistency with how they come to trust or distrust new characters. Meg is also a bit of a mess. The author tries to balance her as a strong or determined individual, while trying to make her seem emotionally vulnerable. There are times the vulnerability of the character seems a bit overplayed or cliche, especially when Meg describes her past romantic relationships. Some of the dialogue comes of as a bit off and hokey as well.
There are a lot of mysteries introduced in the plot that go unsolved and aren't even looked into all that deeply by the characters/plot. Shared dreams, strange men in helicopters, and a bombshell of an ending that completely flips the story on its head and leaves the reader with nothing more than 'To Be Continued...'
There's a strong story here, and one that, given the abrupt change in plot near the end, seems like it could be unique to the post-apocalyptic genre. There is another book in this series which may address a lot of the concerns with the plot. The first entry in the series leaves me with a lot of questions and almost no answers.
The overall story was interesting. I found myself wanting to know what had happened to the world. Why had everyone died at once? What would become of the world? What I found to be a little lacking were descriptions. The story is told by a third person narrator, but the author included journal entries in Meg's own words. So, we did get some insight into her past and her motivations. But, there were so many things that the characters did that I have no idea why they did them or how they felt about them. I think the author could have explored more of the other characters' motivations since it is written in third person. The narrator certainly could have been omniscient and informed the reader what other characters thought. Or, it could have been done in different ways. But, I felt a lack of a connection because of this.
This issue became most apparent to me early on. I don't want to give too much away, but there were several things that happened with Meg, and eventually some other survivors, that I just thought to myself, "Why would she agree to this?" or " I would never let this happen, at least not without a fight." It pulled me out of the story a little because it didn't feel believable or real. I think this goes back to not connecting with the characters as much as I would have liked.Read more ›
The ending takes a devilish twist, leaving me anxious to start book 2 - In a Time Where They Belong.
I love the way this book ended. I cannot wait to read the next one to see how the story continues.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
When I first started reading Brenda Cheers "In Strange Worlds", I I was reminded of the popular television show "Last Man on Earth. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Kindle Customer RWM
This book grabbed me right from the beginning! the character development of the primary character, Meg, was excellent, though was a bit lacking on the other characters. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Book Lover
I read all the time. never am without a book, I did enjoy this book,. A very different story line. Worth the time.Published 3 months ago by love to read
When Neg wakes up in a hospital room. She has no idea where anyone was. No one answered her call and no one was around. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
I received this book at no charge from Amazon for my Kindle. It was an enjoyable read. Thank you to the author for providing the material free for Kindle readers.Published 4 months ago by NinaS
This was good, not great. I probably won't purchase more of Brenda Cheers books. It was okay for a free book.Published 7 months ago by Kerri Butcher