28 November, 2016

{{Book Review}} The Remnant | In the year 2069, the Apocalypse came and went, but Jesus didn’t show up, as some expected.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Book:
In the year 2069, the Apocalypse came and went, but Jesus didn’t show up, as some expected. Instead, a cataclysmic war, natural disasters, and pandemics eradicated 90 percent of earth’s population. Now, in 2131, a totalitarian government rules the world from the majestic, opulent capital of Carthage, Tunisia. Blamed for igniting the war, religion, and religious books are banned. Citizens who will not renounce their religion are sent to work camps. Grant Cochrin, imprisoned in a bleak petroleum camp in what was once North Dakota, leads his family and friends to escape and embark on a long, dangerous quest for a Christian community. Their resource in this journey? A cherished page was torn from the now banished Bible—a remnant of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount handed down from Grant’s grandparents. What if there were an Apocalypse and Jesus didn’t return? What if the survivors found themselves living in a world ruled by a totalitarian government, where religion is forbidden and all religious texts have been destroyed? In The Remnant, award-winning author Monte Wolverton tells the tale of a band of concentration camp escapees who trek through the lawless American wilderness on a quest for authentic Christianity, only to come face to face with an unthinkable dilemma. The Remnant is a fast-paced story punctuated with dry satire, memorable characters and hard questions about religious institutions.

*My Review*
I don't usually real dystopian books, but the signup email for this book peaked my interest. When the book arrived, I was excited and started reading it that night. Sadly I did not enjoy it as much as I thought I would. There was overuse of backstory did nothing more than stall the plot. The characters were very well developed, but I had such a hard time feeling connected to them. The ending leaves me to believe there may be a possible sequel. 

Just because I didn't enjoy the book, doesn't mean my readers won't. 

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About the Author:

Monte Wolverton is an award-winning author and syndicated editorial cartoonist. He is associate editor of CWR magazine. He is an ordained minister and holds an MA from Goddard College in Vermont. Along with his wife, Kaye, he makes his home in southwest Washington State.

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