In a near-future world that‘s been almost completely flooded, fiercely independent Myra struggles to keep her young daughter, Pearl, alive while fishing where she can and figuring out who she can trust.
Read October 16-21
Book 55/55 🎉
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Finished 1 book this week but started a couple others that I'll talk about tomorrow. This one surprised me! It's set in a future where most of the world is covered in water. There are islands, but most people live on boats. It's about a mother searching for her lost daughter. Also about love, grief, survival, humanity. Some moments felt too convenient & world building a little thin at times, but overall I was swept away by this grand adventure!
#weeklyforecast: catching a flight home to the Pacific Northwest, home to partly cloudy skies and 50 degree temps. Starting the tagged book on the flight. We'll see how much I can get read in 6 hours! After that I have no idea what I'm going to read! I have to look at my shelves when I get home. 😆
I don't normally read dystopian but this caught my eye. I enjoyed the world building and writing. I think the character development was no match for the world building. I still enjoyed it though for the plot. The world as we know it is covered in water. A mother is forced to put herself and her youngest daughter in danger as they set out on a journey to locate her first born daughter. I am somewhere between 3 and 4 🚢
Guess I have to read this one now, since I borrowed the ebook when it was available to everyone with no wait list/hold as the ALA's Libraries Transform book pick in October, and its due in 3 days. 😁
This book is incredible. I picked it up only because it was a library read book, and I fell in love with the story and characters. I'm so glad I read this! The twist and turns were incredible. It's one of those books where after you're finished, you hope the author writes a sequel, and not only that, but you have to take a break before you read any other book because it just has to absorb. 10/10
A good month! Very crime heavy, from what you need to do to survive when the climate has collapsed 100 years into the future to family loyalty and corruption on East Texas. I‘ve learnt about 12th century female serial killers and watched as the city of Austin is built and defends itself as a good place to live. I‘ve been shocked by the amazingness of some short stories and felt deeply saddened for the women of copper county.
How can I put into words what a beautiful book this is? It‘s about wrenching loss, betrayal, and utter heartbreak. But, it‘s also about forgiveness, redemption, fragile trust, and LOVE. The love that Myra has for her daughters, and the love she eventually shows herself.
On another note - I would most likely not survive an apocalyptic event. So there‘s that. 😳😳
I highly recommend this one ♥️
Honestly, not worth my time. I DNF'd this book 40% through. The main character is one dimensional, doesn't seem to care about the kid she has with her and acts so carelessly. Waste of time.
I raced through, glued to the pages for 2 days straight! 2130, sea levels have risen to critical levels, Myra & her daughter take to the seas. I was surprised how vivid the setting was when the vast majority of the book happens in the ocean. It has the sense of a thriller, with a sensitivity & a cast of interesting characters. A few awkward coincidences, & less time on how we got where we are than I was craving, but a hugely enjoyable read.
In case anyone else needs a waiting for election results distraction - or for non-Canadians, if your Monday needs some cheering up - have some sleepy cuddle cats.
I just finished the tagged book but don't really have my thoughts in order about it yet. Overall, probably a good book that's not quite my kind of book?
I made it through postpartum depression with my son. Ever since then, I absolutely cannot read or watch or hear about traumatic things happening to children. It gives me awful anxiety, even if it‘s fiction.
Soooo..... I‘m 5 chapters in, I don‘t know if I can keep going with this one! Advice???
PSA for US Littens: if you are interested in reading the tagged book, and your library offers Overdrive/Libby, between today and October 21, you can get a copy free. No wait list. It‘s part of the Libraries Transform initiative through ALA, the American Library Association. #LTBookPick
I‘m snagging a copy tonight after work!
Best book I've read in 2019. The plot itself was interesting, but it was the writing that broke me open. The character of Myra and her journey to search for her lost daughter described so beautifully the agony and ecstasy of motherhood. The writing was haunting, aching, and all-encompassing.
Oh my goodness - my birthday continues. Thank you so so much wonderful @Soubhiville I‘ve wanted to read this since I saw it on litsy! And the little dragon pin ❤️. Fab bookmark and pens. I love it. Today is a good day! 😘
Oooh 😍🥰😍 Thank you so much @AmyG for such a wonderful fall package!! (I opened it a day early since it was a thank you for the swap 🥰🤗 ... hope you don‘t mind! 😁😘♥️)
The scarf is gorgeous, I‘m so excited to read the book (it sounds so good!), and I love the bookmark! Thank you also for the cocoas... with the cool weather coming, I‘m going to make good use of them!!
I had such high hopes for this one and the first half of the story was amazing but the last two hours of the audioBook killed it for me. I was left in the mindset of why did I bother finishing it. Like I said the first half was amazing and the characters have such depth, but the second half crushed what was to be a 5 star read. My full review including trigger warnings are on my blog.Link on bio. I hope you love this one better than I did.
I waffled between a pick and so-so. I really enjoyed the premise and some of the characters. Pearl is an amazing little girl and I loved how she was developed, but unfortunately the story fell flat for me overall. Many of the coincidences were a little too convenient, there were a lot of cliches and the MC's inner dialogue was repetitive and tedious. By the last 50 pages I was skimming to find out what happens. ⬇️
I was immersed in the flooded post-apocalyptic world of After the Flood. Although it deals with such weighty themes as grief and motherhood set against the backdrop of the fall of civilization, it still manages to be hopeful. It‘s a real page-turner. 5 ⭐️‘s from me. Thank you for the ARC, @WilliamMorrowBooks
It was a solid read, but I was looking for Station Eleven, so that left me a little disappointed. I know why publishers throw those comparisons out there for books but that book has too high of standard to try to compare. I believe there is a place in the dystopian category for this book
For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/08/31/after-the-flood-book-review/
For the first fifty pages of this book I didn‘t like the main characters, and wasn‘t sure if I would finish. I kept going because it was an #arc and I wanted to give it a chance. After that the story was so powerful, and the characters‘ journeys were so emotional that I couldn‘t put it down. An engrossing book with a satisfying ending. I can‘t wait to read more by this author.
Thanks to @WilliamMorrowBooks for the #arc!
This had a fantasy feel to it, even though it was set in the real world, in a future where most of the planet has flooded. Wasn't totally feeling it at first, but I was drawn in by the setting and the action and adventure. Myra felt very real, as did her daughter. Some of the other characters could have used a little more development, though. Would read more from this author.
First of all, thanks again for sending this to me @WilliamMorrowBooks !
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I really enjoyed reading this. I feel that it‘s powerful and emotional, and the characters are so compelling. I had a hard time putting this book down sometimes!
My plans today: finish reading this book, sent to me courtesy of @WilliamMorrowBooks
The world built in this story is fascinating if pretty bleak. The good and the bad of society is heightened as the world becomes both smaller and larger at the same time. Myra‘s quest for her daughter, Row, was admirable but I couldn‘t help but feel for her other daughter, Pearl, and the other people who she pulled along on her search. My biggest issue with the book was the ending...I didn‘t like it at all! Overall an ok story for me. 🌟🌟🌟