Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Other Life Review

320 pages
3 years, 1 month, 1 week and 6 days since I’d seen daylight. One-fifth of my life. 98,409,602 seconds since the heavy, steel door had fallen shut and sealed us off from the world. Sherry has lived with her family in a sealed bunker since things went wrong up above. But when they run out of food, Sherry and her dad must venture outside. There they find a world of devastation, desolation...and the Weepers: savage, mutant killers. When Sherry's dad is snatched, she joins forces with gorgeous but troubled Joshua - an Avenger, determined to destroy the Weepers. But can Sherry keep her family and Joshua safe, when his desire for vengeance threatens them all?

Review (ARC):
I absolutely loved this novel! This is one of those dystopian novels where the world has been taken over by mutant killers. Sherry was stuck in a bunker with her family for 3 years. With food running out it was finally time for them to venture outside. Sherry and her dad aren't prepared for the way the world has changed outside of the bunker. Of course as things usually happen they run into some trouble and Sherry's dad gets taken. Then a random guy shows up out of nowhere and rescues Sherry setting off the  chain of events in this novel. Sherry is a strong character who doesn't tap into her strength until after she is rescued by Joshua. She also seems to be a bit obsessive compulsive when it comes to the way she counts and narrates things. Of course you have to take into account how long she has been stuck in a small bunker with her family. Joshua on the other hand it strong and mysterious but also completely obsessed with revenge on the mutants. Even though this novel progressed slowly it keeps you interested and the ending throws quite a surprise your way. I am very interested to see whether there will be a second novel so that I can see what happens next in Sherry's story. I definitely recommend reading this novel if you love a great dystopian novel with and even better ending. 


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