Dane Talbot uses the cover of the apocalypse happening all around her to exact revenge on those who have harmed her and her family. As a firefighter who has achieved the most sought-after position of a smokejumper, she quietly takes advantage of her position to hand out vigilante justice. Societal breakdown has a way of going in both directions for Dane. Will she be able to escape her actions, or will her actions take her down too?
Shaw’s first novel in the Remember The Ruin series, Rebel Blaze, follows Dane as she comes to the realization that the only one who can avenge her is herself. A departure of sorts from Shaw’s post-apocalyptic writings brings a refreshing new genre for her. She weaves a tale of suspense with just the right amount of tension.
Dane’s story is heartbreaking. The reader is quickly drawn into the emotional turmoil she is facing. I am anxiously awaiting the next installment.
5 out of 5 stars.
A storm has grown over the Gulf of Mexico and stalled out around New Orleans. Flooding is inevitable the longer the rains pour down. Even once spared high ground isn’t immune to the raging waters. The currents are merciless. People will be trapped, and some will die either from drowning or tragedy bestowed upon them from the relentless torrent.
Abrahams third novel in The Alt Apocalypse series, Torrent is his best work to date. The emotional rollercoaster invoked in this tale punches you in the gut and then gives you hope. The narrative is so realistic that you see the story in your mind’s eye as well as with your emotions. It sucks you in and won’t let you go until the end.
Abrahams experienced the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in 2017 that struck Houston. I’m positive that he drew the scenes from what he witnessed firsthand. This is a real tear-jerker.
The same characters in the first two novels are thrown together again to test their abilities for survival. Some will, and some won’t. The déjà vu the characters are experiencing is explored in more detail. Though each book is a standalone work we are just now discovering the thread that binds them all together.
I can’t wait for the next installment!
Most definitely 5 out of 5 stars.
Alex Fletcher and his family are on their last vacation of the summer. It’s a family tradition that entails watching the Perseid meteor show. Little did they know that they were going to be in for much more.
Konkoly’s novella prequel to The Perseid Collapse Series, Red Dragon: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller is the perfect introduction to the series. This apocalyptic tale presents to you the actions happening prior to and the beginning of the “event”.
The emotions ranging from desperation to resignation are hard to ignore. It’s a short, fast read that piques your interest immediately. As always, Konkoly delivers!
5 out of 5 stars.
Fires have broken out all over and around the Las Angeles area. Southern California has never seen so much devastation. As soon as one fire seems to be under control it jumps to another set of buildings or stands of trees. Can the firefighters survive to put them all out? How many folks will die trying to escape?
Abrahams second novel in The Alt Apocalypse, Lit tells the story of a group of people from different walks of life and areas around the fires and how they cope or don’t. These are the same folks from Ash and will continue to experience different apocalyptic events throughout the series.
Each book in the series is a standalone tale. Seeing how your favorite characters handle the pressures of the new situation showcases their strengths and their weaknesses. And, it could make you cry.
5 out of 5 stars.
Steven Bryant, his family, and friends are in a fight for their survival and that of their beloved pets, man’s best friend, their dogs. After a corrupted medical study goes viral chaos overtakes the country as everyone tries to save his or her dogs from euthanasia. But, why was this false report issued and with such great urgency? What is the ultimate goal of those that would cause such an upheaval?
Walker’s first novel, Canine Plague: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller is a refreshingly new entry into the apocalyptic genre. There are twists and turns and the ever-present government misdirection. When the lies and evil intents are exposed will the country fight back?
This book is obviously written by a highly educated person based upon the language used. It does not contain foul language but does have some violence.
For the most part, I loved this book. It showcased how a behind the scenes operation could easily be used to derail our constitutional liberties. The issues I had with the story are SPOILERS. So, stop reading now if you don’t want to know specifics about the book.
The Kentucky Patriots have very good intentions to try and fight back against the State of Kentucky’s declaring of Martial Law. Their execution is very flawed. Taking out the power grid will cause many deaths of those whose health is dependent on medical devices run by electricity. Hospital generators will only be fueled for the short run and those within receiving critical care will surely die. Then those that need emergency care due to the violence from shortages and general mayhem will most likely die for lack of personnel showing up for work. In fact, this tactic is more of what I would expect from a terrorist group trying to overtake the populace.
Also, the KP wasn’t as sophisticated as the bragged to be. The lax OPSEC allowed a mole to uncover their plans and almost got them all killed.
Overall it is a good read and I would highly recommend it.
4 out of 5 stars.
While on a mission in Afghanistan four of the remaining squad of Rangers in the 75th Infantry Regiment swore an oath to their dying Sergeant to take care of his family back in the states. And, that they did plus some. So, when the United States starts tearing itself apart under the new administration their efforts become more intensified. It is now a matter of life or death. Will they still be able to keep their promise?
Watson, Allen, and Allen combined efforts in their first novel of the Stolen Liberty series, Behind The Curtain is one of the best political/military thrillers I have read. These three authors have seamlessly brought their talents together in this action-packed book. Having read each of them individually I was unable to tell who wrote which part.
The first chapter of the book was a tough read for me. But, once I read farther into the book I was able to understand its relevance. The book hooked me and was hard to put down. To me, there is never a good place to leave a cliffhanger, but I feel they did a good job on this one. Of course, it made me cry.
I felt the e-book version that I read was a bit rushed to publication. There were quite a few more mistakes than usual. For that reason, I cannot give it a 5-star review. I do however highly recommend the book and look forward to reading the rest of the series.
4 out of 5 stars.
Shaw’s fifth installment in the Graham’s Resolution series, The Bitter Earth: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller masterfully blends the past and the future with a prequel and a sequel of the beloved tale into one novel. The prequel introduces us to some new characters as well as gives us insight into some of our old favorites. We meet Officer Lincoln Archer, Sheriff’s partner before the pandemic. Clarisse’s character is fleshed out even more. And, of course, the ever lovable Sheriff has his backstory brought to life.
The sequel continues eight years after book four with our intrepid cast of characters still struggling to survive in the new world. A lot has happened and we are quickly brought up to speed. Without the pre-pandemic world conveniences, life is much harsher and sometimes deadlier. Just when it looks like things have settled down in this new way of life an old/new nemesis rears their ugly head.
Shaw delivers another blockbuster story with The Bitter Earth. She leaves us chomping at the bit for even more.
5 out of 5 stars.