Agnes at the End of the World Review: cults, the apocalypse, and two sisters

This book is crazy, and if you’re a fan of documentaries and apocalypse stuff, then this book is perfect for you. I’ll admit that I went into this book not really expecting it to blow my mind, but then it completely DID.

This book follows two sisters, Agnes and Beth who are a part of a religious cult that lives away from society. I loved reading from dual points of view, especially since Agnes and Beth are so different. I’ve recently been reading some books that follow sisters, and I didn’t realize how much I would enjoy reading from the perspectives of family members (Sisters of Sword and Song).

Agnes and Beth’s connection makes them such a compelling duo as they both strive to survive the cult and the end of the world. You know as a reader they love each other so much even if they are so different and have different ways about trying to achieve their goals. Agnes is the perfect older sister with a deadly secret and Beth is the younger sister who cannot accept the life she’s been given. We follow them both through the end of the world as they discover what they actually are made of and who they want to be at the end fo the day–or world.

So the premise of the book definitely hit kinda close to home since the world is ending because of a nasty virus that turns all creatures and people into walking crystalized zombies. I always think it’s so interesting to think about how different people in different places would survive the apocalypse, and honestly, a cult that is preparing for the end times was the perfect frame for this book.

The supernatural elements of this book are so enjoyable and unique that it was easy to go along with it. I had a really hard time putting the book down. If you’re interested in cults, the apocalypse, or zombies this might be a book for you! I know it was for me.

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