Book Review: The Electric Kingdom

I’m kicking ass at reading my NetGalley books this month. AND they have all been really good. This next one I read was The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold.

Synopsis: When a deadly Fly Flu sweeps the globe, it leaves a shell of the world that once was. Among the survivors are eighteen-year-old Nico and her dog, on a voyage devised by Nico’s father to find a mythical portal; a young artist named Kit, raised in an old abandoned cinema; and the enigmatic Deliverer, who lives Life after Life in an attempt to put the world back together. As swarms of infected Flies roam the earth, these few survivors navigate the woods of post-apocalyptic New England, meeting others along the way, each on their own quest to find life and love in a world gone dark. The Electric Kingdom is a sweeping exploration of art, storytelling, eternal life, and above all, a testament to the notion that even in an exterminated world, one person might find beauty in another.

This book was AMAZING. I was captured and pulled into the story so fast. It had been a while since I had read a post apocalyptic book and I was super excited to dive into a new one. This book was a survivalists dream because it had high stakes and deadly things thrown in for humanity to try and persevere against and at the same time, it had family, friendship and base human connection. These characters endure so much in this book and it was definitely felt.

I loved where the author took the story. It definitely plays on something that I love to see in movies and books (I won’t say what that is to avoid spoiling anything but trust me its worth it).

The book reminded me of the Fifth Wave series but minus the aliens and more just the surviving parts. I really enjoyed that series so I was glad this one had the same vibes. It was also very atmospheric as most of the book takes place journeying through the wilderness for most of it.

I would definitely read more books by this author because they got their hooks in me with this fantastic writing.

Book Rating: 5/5

You can buy this book on Amazon and find it on Goodreads.

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by Penguin Teen through Netgalley as an ebook to read and give an honest review.

Do you want to be taken on a scifi adventure? Well read on for the description of a book that might pique your interest…

UE – The Secret Revealed: Follow along with the U.S. Government in the recovery of an alien crash site in Roswell New Mexico, May 1947. As the story unfolds you will begin to understand what took place. The timeline follows two different years, one in the past when it took place and the other in the almost present day. The incident was coded as a code red alpha project, which became the biggest secret from the government. Watch as it is moved to Groom Lake (area 51) and becomes covered up in mystery. In the near present you will be introduced to Rogers a computer whiz kid and Starkes the brain behind the UE1 project. As more people are introduced to the program, what the world has always speculated to be true, becomes revealed……….

About the Author

Growing up in a military family has given me the opportunity to explore many places and to become exposed to many different types of subject matter. With a lifelong desire to publish stories, it has now come time for me to share them with the world.

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A little late this month but here are all the January book releases that I am excited about or thought you would be excited about! Let me know if any of these interest you or if you have any other ones that you think I would like in the comments below.

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