Wool by Hugh Howey – If the lies don’t kill you, the truth will.
12 Monkeys – The future is history.
Alien – In space no one can hear you scream.
Back to the Future – 17 year old Marty McFly got home early last night. 30 years early.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind – We are not alo
How about you? Do you have any favorites?
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In a world where the newly dead are brought back to life and civilization has collapsed, a group of young, teenage boys set out on a quest to recover children who have been taken from their encampment.
With mesmerizing descriptions, prose so rich it curls your toes and a well- crafted plot chocked full of surprises, Richard Schiver pulls you into a shadowy dystopia that tests the mettle of each of his characters and makes you think about life. The boys fight to survive physically and emotionally and their shared experience strengthens their ties.
My favorite lines were: “There were places where the fabric between realities was at its thinnest, where the past, present, and the future all occupied the same space. These silent places were inhabited by beings that bled across the lines of reality that had been blurred by the bending of the past and the future.”
All Roads Lead to Terror is a fast, entertaining read. I recommend it for readers who enjoy well-written, dystopian adventures. Schiver’s writing reminds me of Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe. I’ll be posting 5
skull star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads later today.
If you would like to have your post-apocalyptic book reviewed check out my guidelines. I love reading good books.
Do you like writing flash fiction?
Today’s prompt: I landed in the year 2050.
- You can write prose or poetry.
- Post-apocalyptic genre only.
- Keep your “flash” to less than 250 words. Size does matter.
- While I encourage you to read other people’s work, I ask that you only make positive comments.
- Your writing should be submitted before next Friday.
What you need to know about me
- I will only post 4 and 5 star reviews. They will appear first here and then later on Amazon and Goodreads. I will add to the review that I have received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
- I read across many genres. I’m a sucker for a well-written book with suspense and strong characters.
- I have a low threshold for violence and will skim gritty details or put the book down if my gut wrenches and rises in my throat. Sex, on the other hand, is fine.
- I haven’t read a Zombie book, but I’ve seen the odd movie. I’m willing to try a Zombie book, but no promises.
- I write full time. Reading is my hobby. Translation: I will probably post reviews twice a month.
- All my reviews are free. It’s my way of giving back for all the great reviews people have written for me. I think of them as a way of saying thank you to authors who spent hours crafting a work of art.
- Credentials? B.A. in Eng. M.Ed, a lifetime of reading
What my reviews look like
I do not write book reports summarizing your plot. I write a paragraph or two about what I liked about your book. I state where I think it fits on “the shelf” and who I think it will appeal to. And I like to quote at least one of my favorite lines.
My Review Process
If you would like me to review your book, the process looks like this:
- You email me your book blurb and cover jpg. Type, “Book Review,” in the subject line. (connect@Jo-AnnCarson.com)
- If your book interests me, I’ll contact you and request a mobi file (Kindle).
- When I receive it, your book will go on my tbr pile. I won’t guarantee you a review, because I won’t write one unless I really like your book.
Does this make sense? Let me know. I’m planning on tweaking it and making the final version a permanent page.
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In this blog you will find:
- book reviews
- author interviews and excerpts
- flash fiction Fridays
- TV and movie reviews
- news about my stories and haiku
All from the Post-Apocalyptic genre.
I’m creating this blog, because I went looking for one that had all these things and couldn’t find it. Writing in this genre is a new adventure for me. Come along for the ride.
I’d love to hear from you. What are you reading and/or writing?
Tomorrow I will post the Book Review Guidelines and my About page. Cheers for now,