Monday, October 1, 2012

Review: Story Time by Linell Jeppsen

Story Time is a post-apocalyptic epic, following several groups of humans as they try to survive the end of the world. Whatever you can imagine happening to this poor planet happens, and then some. Jeppsen shows remarkable insight in human psychology - when everything falls apart, the greatest threats still come from other people. The book is intriguing, suspenseful, and well written.

It took me a few chapters to get to know the characters properly. Once I figured out who is who, and when and where everything takes place, they came to life, and I HAD to see what would happen to them. I put the book down several times thinking I needed to go do other things, but made up excuses to keep reading.

The plot is extremely ambitious, and there are many events I would have loved to learn more about. Story Time triggered my imagination, and that's a good thing.

If you're looking for an adventure with an otherworldly twist, this might be a book for you. I enjoyed it greatly, and I'm off to go look for more books by Linell Jeppsen.

In the not too distant future a young woman bears witness to the end of her world. Earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions rock the planet, reducing cities to smoking rubble, burying entire islands and coastlines beneath cataclysmic waves.

Religious fervor and human evil erupt and entwine, becoming a maelstrom of madness in the days after, bringing with it the horror of apocalyptic war.

As a population in the depths of despair struggles to overcome insurmountable odds, can a single glimmer of hope flare into a beacon for the survivors?

This is her tale…the world is ours…and now, it’s STORY TIME.

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