Doomsday Friday: White Horse

Posted 8 November, 2013 by April @ The Steadfast Reader in Reviews

Doomsday Friday: White HorseWhite Horse by Alex Adams
Published by Simon and Schuster on December 18th 2012
Genres: Dystopian, Fiction, General, Suspense, Thrillers
Pages: 306

THE WORLD HAS ENDED, BUT HER JOURNEY HAS JUST BEGUN. Thirty-year-old Zoe leads an ordinary life until the end of the world arrives. She is cleaning cages and floors at Pope Pharmaceuticals when the president of the United States announces that human beings are no longer a viable species. When Zoe realizes that everyone she loves is disappearing, she starts running. Scared and alone in a shockingly changed world, she embarks on a remarkable journey of survival and redemption. Along the way, Zoe comes to see that humans are defined not by their genetic code, but rather by their actions and choices. White Horse offers hope for a broken world, where love can lead to the most unexpected places.

First. I thought I was picking up a dystopian novel. This book is not dystopian. I don’t know where I got that idea from, but it is  apocalyptic. 

Other than that… Meeeeeh. I had my ups and downs. Places where I thought it was pretty good and really bad. A big weakness is the prose was too many metaphors and similes. Bad ones. I mean, you could say, “it grew on me like a colony of E. coli and it was room-temperature Canadian beef.” (Yeah, that’s bad intentionally.)

I also could’ve done without the end. Maybe these types of endings don’t suit me anymore. I shan’t say anything else, for fear of ruining it for someone else. 

Also, if I hadn’t been to Europe, this would have spurred me to travel to the Greek Isles. They truly are beautiful. 

Read this as your second airplane/beach read.

April @ The Steadfast Reader


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