Thanks to the wonderful folks at Harper Voyager I am reading a new post-apocalypse novel, Burn Down the Sky by James Jaros. I had a feeling this book was right up my alley of obsessive reading, and I was right. Last night I read the first sixty pages, and very much wanted to keep reading. Intense! First impressions? It reminds me of Mad Max and The Reapers are the Angels. Here are more details from the publisher:
Burn Down the Sky
After the destruction of nature and the death of the world . . .
After the Wicca virus drove billions to madness and suicide, replacing order and reason with violence and terror . . .
In the parched ruins of what once was civilization, one commodity is far more valuable than all others combined: female children.
When well-armed marauders roll in at dusk to brutally attack a fiercely defended compound of survivors, Jessie is unable to halt the slaughter—and she can do nothing to prevent the ruthless abduction of innocents, including her youngest child. Now, along with her outraged teenage daughter, Bliss, Jessie must set out on a journey across a blasted landscape—joining up with the desperate, the broken, the half-mad, on an impossible mission: to storm the fortress of a dark and twisted religion and bring the children home.
On sale: 4/26/2011
I will be interested in whether your zeal for this book continues or not Amanda* … the blurb is promising, and it is so very nice to get free copies to puruse. Am I right? or am I right? lol.
Did I see that the book ‘State of Decay’ by James Knapp is on your nightstand? I am reading that now and it is full of promise. Didn’t think—from the blurb on the back cover—that I’d be too into it, but it is better than that lead me to believe. [One does have to wonder if it is being set-up to make it into a movie: with the way the character driven plot is too conveniently broken down.]
Oops, see what I am doing? I am blogging on your blog. Excuse me. :O(
Loving your blog**,
*cover art reminds me of the book ‘Drylands’ by Mary Rosenblum, which I really liked.
**because of our interest in post-a/dystopiean novels
Amanda Makepeace said:
Yes, nothing like getting free copies. 😀
I am still reading State of Decay, but I have a lot to read at the moment, so I catch a bit here and there. I like it so far. It’s interesting how authors are coming up with new takes on the zombie theme.
Mi casa, es su casa. 😉
Kimmy Vanlandingham said:
Sounds like an instense book! Cool that you read/review these books. Most, I would have never heard of!
Amanda Makepeace said:
Kimmy, with all the books I do find out about, there are still some I miss! Everyday I come across one on another blog and I have to go look it up! 🙂