Blog Tour Book Review: The Survivors
It’s book review time once again, and today I’m happy to be a part of R&R Book Tour’s blog tour of The Survivors by T.C. Weber. I’d like to give a big thank you to Shannon at R&R for giving me the opportunity to read this book!
I couldn’t resist the chance to read one of my fellow authors from Solstice’s work, so I dove right in.
How did I enjoy this read? Keep on reading to find out!
In a calamitous future, runaway climate change has made the planet nearly uninhabitable. Civilization has collapsed, and every day is a struggle. Lucy, a young mother of two, dreams of a better life by bringing back vanished knowledge. But the rest of her group, headed by her brutal aunt Irma, is focused only on day-to-day survival—at any price. When a deadly hurricane destroys their home, Lucy’s group is forced on the road, where they must cope with hunger, searing temperatures, and vicious rivals. And their nightmare is just beginning.
(Trigger warning: Contains scenes with horror, violence, and gore)
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This is my first time reading something by this author, and I had a good time!
The Survivors is a grim post-apocalyptic tale centered around a mother named Lucy and her struggle to survive with her small group in a seemingly never ending wasteland.
First off, I just want to say I was a little shaken by this story. I’m not lost on global warming and the issues of climate change. This was a take on what could happen to the world if nothing is done, and the consequences sure are frightening. Insane storms, dwindling resources, unforgiving heat. The list could go on, and occurrences like these are a constant part of Lucy’s miserable life.
I sympathized with Lucy’s plight, especially since she was born after the events that caused her grim lifestyle. I liked how adamant she was about protecting her daughter and son. It made her feel real as a mother. That being said, her character was a little flawed. I wished her sense of morality was a bit stronger. In places she felt complacent, and while it moved the story forward it made me think less of her as an individual.
The plot was fun and unpredictable. Terrible things keep happening, and Lucy and her group have to keep rolling with the punches. Things did start off a bit slow for me, but once I got used to the writing style I had less trouble blazing through. I liked that the author didn’t hold back on some of the more graphic scenes. It really nailed in how desperate things were in this apocalypse.
All in all, this was a nice post-apocalyptic survival story with some good twists and turns. If you’re a fan of this genre, give it a try! I think you’ll enjoy it.
That’s A Wrap!
Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!
Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!
Have a great day!