PUBLISHED THROUGH: Collective Inkwell
“Can Humanity Survive What it Never Saw Coming?”
Told in alternating narratives that follow a handful of characters of all different races, genders and ages, Yesterday’s Gone delivers on every promise made by bold statements on the Amazon sales page. The book is touted as “Stephen King meets LOST”. I absolutely love both of those things, so I knew in an instant I had to check this book out. The fact that it was 99 cents sealed the deal. I dove in with both feet.
The book opens with a series of catastrophes that rock each of our narrators in different, but all life shattering ways. At approximately 2:15 am 99.9% of the Earth’s population vanishes without a trace. Loved ones beds are empty. Planes fall out of the sky. Cars crash. The survivors left on the planet each begin a search for answers that leads them to understand one thing-- very dark and menacing forces have attacked the planet. Human bodies are found stacked neatly in rivers or parks. Black, oily creatures roam around cities, clicking and tearing apart the survivors. Strange, telepathic powers emerge. And the trees seem to be whispering.
While many of the characters are endearing, like the journalist father or the young boy, there are a few that are so vile you can’t help but read on, wondering what they’ll do next. Boricio Wolfe is a serial killer with a potty mouth and a penchant for dealing out death in the most terrible of ways. Let it be known here that the language and violence makes this book R rated. It is not for the squeamish. However, the scenes are not gratuitous or overdone. Just know this is not your grandmother’s dystopia.
If you love dystopian thrillers with new twists and turns in every chapter, then this is your book. It is excellent and so engaging you will have difficulties keeping up with real life tasks. I have not read Seasons 2-4 yet, but I am sure I will move on to those as well.
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Katie French is the author of The Breeders Series, a young adult dystopian adventure and other stories. Sign up for notifications, follow her @KatielFrench or like her on Facebook. This post originally appeared on www.KatieFrenchBooks.com.