I am continuing to work on some of my favorite author backlists and finally devoured The Mesmerized on a rainy afternoon in late March. A kick-ass Korean American must save her family and the world when they come under attack.
I love Rhiannon Frater’s writing and have owned the As the World Dies series forever. But have I read them? Nope. So when I dusted off the #FraterfestRAT in October, I knew it was time to beginning this series. Zombies, survival, and friendships made this post-apocalyptic tale a page-turner.
The Unblessed Dead by Rhiannon Frater is the first in her new series, The Hidden Necromancer. Frightening and suspenseful The Unblessed Dead was an addictive page-turner.
Winter Igniting by Rebecca Zanetti is the fifth novel in the post-apocalyptic, romantic suspense series, Scorpius Syndrome. ARC development, a passionate romance, and trouble made for an intensely addictive read.
Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone is the final book in the Hatching series. The series has taken us through an apocalyptic disaster involving spiders. Told from multiple perspectives from around the world, we get the third-person POV accounts of man’s reactions and attempts to survive. While we didn’t get as much time with the eight-legged monsters, Boone delivered an intense climax.
I was very excited to begin Year One by Nora Roberts. Early reports stated this would be different from her usual paranormal romances and indeed Roberts delivers an epic fantasy with an urban vibe in the first novel of the Chronicles of The One. Lore, a post-apocalyptic setting, visions, magic, and prophecy will pull the reader in as we travel with several groups of characters. Narrated by the talented Julia Whelan, I devoured Year One on audio and cannot wait for the next one.
I loved the Harvesting and Airship Racing Chronicle so when I saw that Scorched: The Last Nomads by Melanie Karsak was the first in the Burnt series I had to grab it. Karsak introduces us to a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by a solar event that devastated civilization one hundred and sixty years ago. A fascinating teaser into this world and its characters, I cannot wait to learn more.