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SHTF Happens



As Grayson allows a few nonfamily members into the fold at the homestead not everyone is as accepting. Some of those that make it back home are unaware of the trouble that has followed. Back in Jake’s former subdivision tensions run high as the division between the homeowners grows wider with Curt driving the wedge deep. And, there’s more to Puck than meets the eye.

Akers’ second novel in The SHTF Series, Shoot Like a Girl: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller, starts immediately where book one stopped. Emotions run high in both a good, loving way and a defiant, mean way. The reader is pulled in one direction only to be jolted into the other.

If you don’t want to snatch the hair off Olivia’s head by the time you’ve finished this book, then there is no hope for you. She and Curt are vying for Darwin Award nominations. I don’t wish either of them dead, but dayem. Akers is that good.

Not sure how this is going to play out with part of the family still separated and no word on what the government is doing. Society devolved quickly and shows no sign of recovery. Grayson and his family are going to have to dig deep to keep everyone safe and to be able to survive long term.

Comparing book one and two I would say this is the better. Book one set the stage and book two ran full out continuing the story. Neither book can be read as a standalone. And, though I wouldn’t say book two ended like book one with a cliffhanger, it certainly left you with a sense of foreboding.

5 out of 5 stars.

Remember Your Training



Grayson Rowan has tried his best to prepare himself and his extended family for almost any disaster situation. While he is home alone the SHTF when the grid goes down. His wife & her sisters are on a girls’ vacation. His daughter is away at college, and his brothers-in-law are scattered as well. The biggest questions are do they remember their training and will they all make it back to Grayson’s?

Akers’ first novel in The SHTF Series, Fight Like a Man: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller, follows the journey the family member must make to try and get home while Grayson puts their survival plan into action at the homestead. Each path contains its own set of obstacles, some requiring life or death struggles. No one is spared the harsh reality of this new world with its new rules and the worst of mankind.

The depth of character development and variety is amazing. Some are so real you want to slap some sense into them. The trials and tribulation are such that your heart aches along with them. There is nonstop action making it a fast read. It is not a standalone book as there is a cliffhanger ending.

I truly enjoyed this book and look forward the rest of the series.

5 out of 5 stars.