Wednesday, July 4, 2012
White Horse: A Novel Book Review July 2012
July 2012 Book Review Titile: White Horse: A Novel Author: Alex Adams Publisher: Atria Publish Date: April 17th, 2012 Fiction - 320 pages Date Read: June 2012 Synopsis: (from Amazon.com) 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. My Review: I have a teenage daughter who is an avid reader like myself, so I am well aware of the Apocalyptic trend of books in the Young Adult catagory. So when I came across this book in my Book Page Magazine and realized that it was not a YA book, I felt compelled to check it out. This is not necessarily the type of book that I normally read but for some reason this book grabbed me. I LOVED this book right from the start. No slow starts here! The story and the main character had me captivated. I love strong female characters and this is one that I felt was very well developed and 3 dimensional. And I also wap captivated by the other characters that Zoe came into along the way. The book is a little bit sci fi, mystery, thriller and love story all in one. I was thrilled when I finished the book and read that this was to be the first book in a trilogy! In the right hands, this book could be turned into an amazing movie. Now some of you may not like the end, but all I will say is that I did! My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!