Review: Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey

Black Feathers Series: The Black Dawn Author: Joseph D’Lacey Publisher: Angry Robot Genre: Fantasy Release date: April 2013 Blurb: It is the Black Dawn, a time of environmental apocalypse, the earth wracked and dying. It is the Bright Day, a time long generations hence, when a peace has descended across the world. In each era, a child shall be chosen. Their task is to find a dark messiah known only as the Crowman. But is... Read more

Review: Astral Tide

Astral Tide Author: Anna Silver Genre: YA/Dystopian Publisher: Anna Silver Release Date: February 25, 2012 Blurb: London and her friends are fugitives in a reprocessed world where anything New is illegal. But as Otherborn, they’re different. They can dream and create, which hasn’t gone unnoticed. After fleeing Capital City with an assassin on their heels, the Otherborn found nothing went according to plan. Now, they are down by two and on the run in the... Read more

Review: The Woken Gods

The Woken Gods Author: Gwenda Bond Publisher: Strange Chemistry/Angry Robot Genre: YA Release Date: September 2013 Formats: Paperback and Ebook Blurb: Five years ago, the gods of ancient mythology awoke around the world. This morning, Kyra Locke is late for school. Seventeen-year-old Kyra lives in a transformed Washington, D.C., home to the embassies of divine pantheons and the mysterious Society of the Sun. But when rebellious Kyra encounters two trickster gods on her way back... Read more

Review: Crux by Ramez Naam

Crux  Book 2 in the Nexus series Author: Ramez Naam Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Angry Robot Release Date: August 27, 2013 (US/Canada), September 5, 2013 (UK) Formats: Paperback and E-book Blurb: Six months have passed since the release of Nexus 5. The world is a different, more dangerous place. In the USA, the freedom fighters of the Post-Human Liberation Front use Nexus to turn men and women into human time bombs aimed at the President... Read more

Review: The Incrementalists

The Incrementalists Authors: Steven Brust and Skyler White Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tor Books Release Date: September 24, 2013 Formats: Hardcover and E-book Blurb: The Incrementalists—a secret society of two hundred people with an unbroken lineage reaching back forty thousand years. They cheat death, share lives and memories, and communicate with one another across nations, races, and time. They have an epic history, an almost magical memory, and a very modest mission: to make the... Read more

Three by Jay Posey

Three by Jay Posey is a high-tech post-apoc adventure story and to be quite honest if you don’t run out and buy it right now we are no longer friends.  Three is a well put together story, with enough complexity to carry the narrative yet not so much it gets confusing. The characters are well-drawn and complex, the world is a fascinating, interesting one.  And above all that, for me, is that Jay Posey is... Read more

In summary, you should read The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox

Did the title spoil it? I like to let the headline tell the story while everything else is supporting details. Speaking of details and headlines telling stories –spoiler alert—you might already know how the The Accidental Demon Slayer1 ends… Fortunately, the ending isn’t why I’d recommend The Accidental Demon Slayer. Angie Fox managed to write a convincing up-tight preschool teacher, gang of biker geriatrics, and talking Jack Russell Terrier. Throughout this action-adventure-comedy Lizzie, the protagonist,... Read more

Book review: The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination

The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius Editor: John Joseph Adams Genre: Science Fiction Anthology Publisher: Tor Note: This review is being published simultaneously on Char’s blog, Apocalypse Mama, and here on In Case of Survival. Blurb:  Mad scientists have never had it so tough. In super-hero comics, graphic novels, films, TV series, video games and even works of what may be fiction, they are besieged by those who... Read more

Review: A Departure by Tom Ward

A Departure by Tom Ward is a post-apocalyptic coming of age story. In a heartbeat Michael’s life is good. He’s in love and about to leave home for university. Things couldn’t be better. Then a natural disaster hits Britain. With his family and friends dead, and no help forthcoming from the government, Michael sets off, alone, aiming to reach the potential safety of the continent. Along the way, he forges a new family amongst the... Read more

Review: After the Ending by Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue

After the Ending by Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue is the first in The Ending Series. A post-apocalyptic book focusing on two women. The Virus spread. Billions died. The Ending began. We may have survived the apocalypse, but the Virus changed us. When people started getting sick, “they” thought it was just the flu. My roommate, my boyfriend, my family…they’re all gone now. I got sick too. I should have died with them, but I... Read more

Review: ‘Set, By Luke Walker.

‘Set by Luke Walker   is a horror novel with supernatural and apocalyptic elements. Between Heaven and Hell, there is another world. To save her daughter’s soul, Emma Cooper will tear that world apart. After the loss of her baby, Emma Cooper feels as if she’s just going through the motions of her life. That’s until an angel and demon knock at her door with news dwarfing life and death. Emma’s daughter’s soul is trapped in... Read more

REVIEW: Wool by Hugh Howey

Wool by Hugh Howey is set in a post-apocalyptic world where people live in vast, underground silos. In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo.  Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and lies.  To live, you must follow the rules. But some don’t. These are the dangerous ones; these are... Read more

Apocalypse by Dean Crawford

A private Learjet filled with scientists travels across the ocean toward Miami. As it passes through the Bermuda Triangle, strange effects disturb the instruments and violent weather envelops the aircraft until it plummets out of control and vanishes without trace. In Miami, Sheriff Kyle Sears arrives at a murder scene. A woman and her daughter have both been shot through the head. But while Sears is still on the scene he receives a phone call... Read more

Book review: The Facebook Diet by Gemini Adams

The Facebook Diet by Gemini Adams Release date: January 30, 2013 Publisher: Living Consciously Publishing Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for this review. Also note that this review is being posted on both Apocalypse Mama and In Case of Survival. Blurb: There are now 1 billion people on Facebook. That’s 1 in every 7 people on the planet. And 34% of all users check their account before brushing their... Read more