Happy Book Birthday!!
I binge read this book over the last two days. I may be late to the review party, but I’m right on time to give you the gist just in time for you, dear readers, to get your hands on it.
Everything that can go wrong seems to for poor Jinx. The girl wants to get some snacks and play her video game when the world explodes around her. Luckily (unluckily?), her Dad is a published survival expert, and she and her family have been running “drills” of different apocalypse scenarios for as long as she can remember.
They are the center of the investigation into the wave of terrorism, which adds another element of intrigue to this adventure story.
By following the rules that her Dad grilled into them, they survive multiple disasters, because she’s learned to think for herself, she can stay one step ahead of the political unrest that her social experiences.
I thought that the different reactions to the chaos were accurate.
Speaking of her world and society: it’s so close to ours that it scared me a bit. There’s this new President who seems to have been elected by cheating his way into the office. Can you imagine? The country is polarized into taking sides when the wave of terrorism begins, and everyone panics. The chaos centers around technology, banking, and in general, made me quite uneasy about our situation in the United States.
I thought that it all played out very realistically and cannot wait to read what happens next in the concluding novel. The last 20 % of my ARC had me up reading well past my bedtime- what a ride!