An Enjoyable Take on YA/Post-Apocalyptic
4 out of 5 stars
The thing about Jordan Rivet’s titles is that they are perfectly written for the age-range and genre. This one was similar to her Seabound Chronicles series – where the main character is an 18-year-old female who is thrown into crazy world that she isn’t fully prepared for and is forced to survive.
This time, in Wake Me After The Apocalypse – her MC is thrown into a world that she wasn’t expecting. She prepared for one thing but woke up to something completely different. I can’t really talk about most of this book since it’ll spoil it but know that it covers a lot of ground including the typical “fall in love with your soulmate at 18” that is so typical of this genre.
The storytelling, world, and character building were good as well. Rivet knows how to create worlds and characters that are both likeable and easy to root for. This time our MC wasn’t super easy to root for, but you definitely weren’t rooting against her. Some of that comes with the age difference between her and myself. And some comes specifically from Rivet’s writing.
Overall, I thought that this was an enjoyable spin on the typical YA/Post-Apocalyptic novel. There was a lot of things in here that I haven’t read in other PA stories (and I’ve read a lot of them).
Wake Me After the Apocalypse by Jordan Rivet
Narrator: Kate Marcin
Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
Published by Self Published on January 30th 2019
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, YA
When a killer comet hurtles toward Earth, 18-year-old Joanna Murphy is selected to wait out the apocalypse in an underground bunker. She enters cryosleep with her close-knit team, preparing to resettle the planet after the atmosphere clears in 200 years.
Joanna is the only one who wakes up.
Faced with a bunker full of bones and a blocked exit, Joanna must claw her way to the surface, figure out what happened to her team, and try not to panic - or die. That’s going to be tricky if she’s the only person left in the world.
From the author of The Seabound Chronicles, Steel and Fire, and Empire of Talents comes a story of resilience and optimism at the end of the world.Also by this author: Seabound (Seabound Chronicles, #1), Seaswept, Seafled, The Watermight Thief (Fire Queen's Apprentice #1)