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Anne Joyce- Parched

Genre: science fiction/post-apocalyptic

5 Stars

Devastation is in the air!

What a thrilling and compelling story in Parched by Anne Joyce. I read her book Arid and enjoyed it. I really liked this one as well. Here we are in the future, 2040-something, and it's after the nuclear war that has left more than rancid air and fallout. It's survival of a dying world, and trying to get the simplest of needs, water. Violence and crime is common, but still is hard to get used to, and there are secrets and corruption, and just survival, and dealing with the world as it is. It's the end of the world as we know it, and now, even the revival of a new world may not be so. It's a well-told story, written in the best descriptions, to show this new, terrifying, world. The characters had a lot of depth, and the story was written with different layers, and it works. The reader can feel the devastation seeping off the pages as Maria and Joshua, among others, struggle. I am a definite fan of this author! This book deserves a second read! (and maybe more). The story brings the reader on a superb journey. This is a magnificent story that kept this reader turning the pages. A definite attention grabber, so much I couldn't put it down. Both thrilling and intriguing, all the way to the end. The characterizations are engrossing and dynamic. Parched is a definite recommendation by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews.


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