Apr 24, 12
Read from April 21 to 23, 2012
Reading this book made me realize that almost all my previous post-apocalyptic reading was told from a male perspective. As soon as I started this, I knew why - ugh, rape. Apparently it's not the end-times without it, but at least usually I don't have to suffer through reading it from a female perspective. Not so lucky this time and my stomach still churns...
But having said that, the author managed to expertly grab my attention and ran with it. Seriously, I don't think I've read a non-romance this fast in decades! While I didn't really appreciate the jumps back in forth in the timeline, at least the author used that structure to dole out plot points and revelations to their best advantage.
And, have no doubt, I completely enjoyed watching the world crumble. What can I say? For the most part it seemed to go out with such a sigh (all the war stuff happened "off screen"). But the whole White Horse thing I found incredibly fascinating. I want even more details on that in the next book.
I suppose that is a big part of why I find reading of the end times so enjoyable - there are just so many ways to destroy everything we've built. And for once, I was happy to read it from a woman's perspective. And a woman who was trying, ever so hard, to maintain her humanity and even her ideals.