Posts Tagged ‘UK apocalypse’

Surviving_Evacuation4I’ve previous reviewed books in this series, having already read and reviewed book 1-3.

These latest book books have some new and some old characters in it. Book 4 starts with a new lead character, Nilda. When the evacuation is announced she decides to stay in her small town with her son.

The start of this book would feel a little rushed and a little glossed over if you hadn’t read the previous books. There’s not a lot of depth and detail around the events leading up to the evacuation but as part of a series I guess that doesn’t matter too much. I think you could also read this as a standalone book too.

Survivng_Evacuation5It’s a really good book with likeable characters and enough depth to the main characters. It features mainly on Nilda and along the way she meets up with a few characters from the other books in the series. You feel that Nilda is believable in her thoughts and actions and that the resources available to her are believable. Too many books I have read, have main characters that just happen to have a bazooka in their back garden! Book 5 follows on nicely where 4 leaves off. I won’t do any spoilers, but as the title suggests, there is a reunion. The newer characters from book 4 meet up and so do some from the previous books as they move towards London.

I really like this series. I like the fact that it’s set in the UK which makes it completely different from the multitude of zombie apocalypse books set in North America. There’s a more claustrophobic feel and it’s not all gung-ho guns!

I’ve just spotted that book 6 is now out, so I’d better crack on with reading my current book and get it downloaded onto my Kindle!

The WandererOK, I admit it. This isn’t a zombie book but it IS a post-apocalyptic book. There aren’t any zombies in it, but the landscape is similar and to be honest the humans are as bad as zombies in most zombie books.

This book is set about 5 years after a virus has wiped out virtually all of the population. The book is centred around a boy, who is around 15. His parents died during the outbreak and he has been pretty much alone since. He spends his days wandering around his hometown.

No information about where the town is, or his exact age, or his name is given. It;s clearly the UK, but could be any city/town. It all adds to the feeling that the world we know ended 5 years ago. It really sets the scene to say that anything that happened before just doesn’t matter anymore. Oer the years of living alone and wandering through his town he has become very used to his existence and almost scared of change. The routine is probably what keeps him going and keeps him sane.

Something happens that jolts him out of this, erm I was going to say ‘cosy existence’ but that’s clearly not right in a  post-apocalyptic world… anyway, something happens that has the potential to completely change his existence, if he follows it. After 5 years of being alone in his own little (dead) world that could be quite a wrench.

I really liked this book and I had to admit I only spent 99p on it. Very well worth this tiny sum of money!

I know it’s not zombies, but go on and give it a try. Bits of the book will stay with you…