Nov 29, 2020LPL_SarahM rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Currently living through a pandemic has given me some insight that I wouldn't have had if I'd read this book when it initially came out. I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing but it did make me shake my head in frustration when, in the first couple of chapters, one of the characters goes to the store and buys carts and carts of food and toilet paper. "That is so selfish!," I yelled as I remembered the days in March when I couldn't find a single roll. Frustrating as the character's actions were, I couldn't help but also give a knowing nod to the author as she clearly knew how humans would act in this scenario maybe by studying history or maybe by prophecy (which would be quite fitting here). I did truly enjoy this book. The way the stories unfolded, it was almost a mystery at times and although occasionally violent, I appreciated a dystopian novel that wasn't steeped in gore.