Review: Prep For Doom by E.R. Arroyo and various authors
Title: Prep for Doom
Author: E.R. Arroyo and Various Authors
Published: June 16, 2015
Publisher: Band of Dystopian
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and Publisher
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
From the imaginations of twenty authors of dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction comes PREP FOR DOOM - an integrated collection of short stories that tell the tale of a single catastrophe as experienced by many characters, some of whom will cross paths.
What begins with a seemingly innocuous traffic accident soon spirals into a global pandemic. The release of Airborne Viral Hemorrhagic Fever upon New York City’s unsuspecting populace brings bloody suffering within hours, death within a day, and spreads worldwide within a month.
An online community called Prep For Doom has risen to the top of a recent doomsday preparation movement. Some have written them off as crazy while others couldn’t be more serious about the safety the preppers could provide in a global disaster. But when AVHF strikes, their preparation may not be enough to save them.
From authors Laura Albins, ER Arroyo, Amy Bartelloni, Brea Behn, Casey L. Bond, TK Carter, Kate Corcino, Harlow C. Fallon, Kelsey D. Garmendia, Caroline Gill, DelSheree Gladden, John Gregory Hancock, Casey Hays, Kate L. Mary, Jon Messenger, Monica Enderle Pierce, Cameo Renae, Hilary Thompson, Yvonne Ventresca, and Megan White
I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
I have been hearing about this book and how awesome it is. So I knew that I had to request it.
I was impressed with how each chapter is its own story and it all comes together nicely.
There is a virus that has been released into the public and millions are dying, some are immune and those that have not been affected seek shelter either via Staten Island or a bunker in Kingston. We get various accounts on how different people are affected by the virus, how they survived, and where they are seeking shelter.
The scene of it all feels as though it is happening right then not years or days later and I liked that. The details of how the virus works is scary and makes you hope that if something like this was to happen that you are immune in some way.
Each story that is told is told in a way that you are satisfied and not left wondering what happened, which is sometimes hard to find in short stories being told in an anthology.
If you like dystopian books you have got to get this one I don't think you would be disappointed.
I hope all these authors get together again and bring more stories to life.