I’m not a doomsday person and I don’t really watch doomsday prepper stuff, but I do think about the zombie apocalypse or the general apocalypse every few days, so a doomsday prepper love story seemed like my kind of book.
I was really intrigued with the concept and how it played out in the community, relationships, and people. I honestly think this could have been longer in order to explore the history of this prepper community. However, I am a fan of it being a stand alone.
The main character wants to be a normal senior going to college, but instead she’s stuck in this way of life that her parents have forced upon her. She really wants to leave but she doesn’t want to leave her little sister behind. Her little sister is also very realistic because she starts out cute and quickly turns annoying.
The romance in this book was very sweet and rather understated which I appreciated. It wasn’t a whirlwind romance, but it was cute and full of hope. I almost wish it would have been from the point of view of the two characters, but it prolonged a certain part of the mystery.
I look forward to reading more of Mangle’s books in the future.