Plenty has happened to me in the past two months. It has been a struggle. However, I’m here and THAT means I’m alive and relatively well. I owe AH and Regina a world of thanks for their tolerance for my stories and their remarkable patience.
So, enough about me. This blog is about books so without delay, I offer to you my first individual review in almost two months…
And after that . . . Hell.
Astronomer Marty Chittenden is the first to recognize the approaching doom–a discovery that makes him a marked man.
Green Beret Jack Forrest knows the catastrophe is inevitable, and begins stockpiling an abandoned missile silo with supplies while gathering together a small community of men, women, and children he prays can survive the apocalypse.
Then disaster strikes. In an instant the world they know ends forever, transformed into a nightmare realm of eternal darkness. Soon the few remaining humans are transformed as well, becoming savage things–raping, pillaging, and devouring their own.
And the time is approaching when Forrest and his people will have to leave their underground “Noah’s Ark” to face a shattered world and the unspeakable terrors that dwell there–in desperate pursuit of one slim hope of survival . . . called Hawaii.
Michelle’s Review – 3 Skulls – B-/C+
Did you ever read a book and think to yourself right afterwards..
This would make a great summer blockbuster movie?
That is exactly what I thought when I read Cannibal Reign. It is full of action, horror, drama, and lots of edge-of-your-seat suspense.
With the action, horror and suspense that was a constant throughout the book, I feared that the story would be incomplete or simply lacking. Thankfully, I was wrong. Koloniar clearly thought out his story. It was well developed from the moment Marty discovers the asteroid, through the preparations and decisions made by Jack, to the actual impact and everything that occured afterwards.
My only complaint? The female characters in the book not only take a minor role in the book but females seem to be at the mercy of their men for almost everything. In fact, the only strong, tough, standout female character was a soldier who acted like a man in all aspects even down to her sexual preferences..she likes women. And when this female soldier is raped repeatedly, Koloniar has her just move on like it was nothing but a sexual act.
When the book was finished, I wanted to love it, I really did. The story was so much fun, the suspense kept me flipping the pages, and it was downright scary at times. As time went by, and I kept thinking about the book, the more annoyed I was with the way Koloniar wrote his female characters. This annoyance regarding the female characters is new for me. I didn’t even know I cared about female representation until it wasn’t there. And if this book can bring out my inner feminist, you know something is way off.
Overall: A great story with a major flaw. If you can overlook the problem, you’ll love it. If characters are important to you, you might not.
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