I’ve had this in my library for a long time, and I don’t know why I didn’t read it before. However, recently I read the whole book and quickly. I couldn’t put it down, so to speak. It was very entertaining, and it kept me wondering what was going to happen next. It’s not your typical end of the world apocalypse, and I was glad for it. This story is solely based on the survivors. If your wondering why it happen, you’re not going to get an answer anytime soon, at least not in this book, and it is one of the reasons why I bought the next book.
My rating for this book is A / 4 stars. I only have a few complaints, nothing major, and I shouldn’t complain about a free book, so, not really complaints. However, I would have liked a little more information on what was causing the earthquakes, floods, and lava flow. She doesn’t say, and it does bother me a little, but the story is extremely good, and I already love the characters.
My other problem was there was no warning signs of the “Whatever is happening”. With today’s technology, even back in 2012, I think the scientists would have had some little warnings, and it would have been announced on the TV or radios that something major was going to happen.
My other complaint is the sentencing. Now I’m no grammar police, very far from it, so please, maybe it’s just me. However, some of the sentences seem to run together as if there seems to be no separation from one person to the next. Which sometimes made it hard to tell who was talking or thinking. It’s a little strange. However, the story is extremely good that one doesn’t seem to notice too much. Of course, maybe it’s the way the story loaded to the Smashwords website too, but I don’t know.
Overall, I really liked this story, and I did get book 2. I plan on getting all the books, because that is how much I enjoyed this story. I can’t wait to read the next ones. Very well done.
(reviewed 5 years after purchase)