I was in the mood for a good THE SKY IS FALLING book and so I picked this one up not expecting too much and was pleasantly surprised. It’s about what happens to the world when a meteor hits the moon and knocks it a little closer to earth. What that does to the tides (huge tsunamis) and causes volcanos to erupt and well, ya, it’s not a good scenario. The book is written in journal form, which normally annoys me, but this time I thought it really added to the story.
The story is actually a duet and continues with The World We Live In which I felt really tied up some loose ends and ended this girls story pretty well.
Amazon Description of: Life As We Knew It:
I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald’s still would be open.
High school sophomore Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, the way “one marble hits another.” The result is catastrophic. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is blocking out the sun? As August turns dark and wintry in northeastern Pennsylvania, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.
Told in a year’s worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all—hope—in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. An extraordinary series debut!
- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: Graphia; 1 edition (May 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0152061541
Amazon Description for This World We Live In:
In the year that has passed since a meteor collided with the moon, Miranda’s friends and neighbors have died, the landscape has frozen, and food has become increasingly scarce. The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda’s father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda’s complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.
- Paperback: 252 pages
- Publisher: Graphia; Reprint edition (April 18, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0547550286
Okay, one of my favorite books I’ve read in 2011. It’s sort of like a machine zombie apocolypse. Sounds strange, but I’m telling you, you’re going to like this book!
I won’t give anything away, but it’s good and you should read it.
Totally recommend with 5 stars.
Eve knew the stories of the Fall, of a time before she wandered into the colony of Eden, unable to recall anything but her name. She’s seen the aftermath of the technology that infused human DNA with cybernetic matter, able to grow new organs and limbs, how it evolved out of control. The machine took over and the soul vanished. A world quickly losing its humanity isn’t just a story to her though. At eighteen, this world is Eve’s reality. In their Fallen world, love feels like a selfish luxury, but not understanding what it is makes it difficult to choose between West, who makes her feel alive but keeps too many secrets, and Avian, who has always been there for her, but is seven years her senior. The technology wants to spread and it won’t stop until there is no new flesh to assimilate. With only two percent of the human population left, mankind is on the brink of extinction. While fighting to keep Eden alive, Eve will discover that being human is about what you will do for those you love, not what your insides may be made of. And even if it gets you killed, love is always what separates them from the Fallen.
Reading level: Young Adult Paperback: 420 pages Publisher: CreateSpace (June 3, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 1463525966
Totally enjoyed it.
Very cryptic in the fact that it doesn’t really explain itself very well, but I feel like that is part of why you keep reading.
I even cried at the end. sniff.
5 stars and definitely recommend it!
Okay, so this is the Prequel to the Genesis of Shannara which is the prequel to the Shannara series and so on.
I enjoyed this trilogy. However, I liked the Genesis of Shannara triology better, but you need to read this one for the next series to make sense.
Overall, good series and definitely ties into books further down the line.
4 stars and recommend it (within the context of the series)