Thursday, 19 April 2018

Books From The Backlog


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf.  You might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks. Go to Carole's blog and add your blog post link in to join in the fun! Hosted by Carole at https://carolesrandomlife.blogspot.co.uk/

This seems like a fun feature and I have been planning to take part since Carole launched this so at last, here we go! I have a TON of unread books to choose from in various genres and I'm looking forward to sharing some of them with everybody. 


There's only one place left that’s safe. It’s the last place you should be.

Gabriel remembers the Last Day. He and Mags had been on a tour of the White House with the rest of Miss Kimble’s first-graders when it happened. They fled with the President to a long-abandoned bunker, even as the first of the bombs began to fall. Ten years have passed, and now Gabriel is almost grown. He still lives deep inside the mountain, waiting for the world to thaw. But outside the storms continue to rage, and supplies are running low. The President says it will be okay, because they are the Chosen Ones. But Gabriel isn’t so sure. Gabriel’s their scavenger, and he’s seen what it’s like out there.

Then one day Gabriel finds a bloodstained map. The blood’s not a problem, nor are the frozen remains of the person it once belonged to. Gabriel’s used to seeing dead bodies. There's far worse to be found in any Walmart or Piggly Wiggly you care to wander into. Except this one he recognizes, and it shouldn’t be all the way out here. Now all Gabriel can think is how he's going to make it back to the bunker and let the President know what he's found.

But Gabriel's troubles are only just beginning. For things are not as they seem inside the mountain, and soon he will face a much larger problem: how to get Mags and the others out.


I'm always keen to read apocalypse books of any kind though I generally prefer the books that show the apocalypse unfolding, rather than joining it years after. But this plot sounds intriguing. We have the isolation of the bunker and the people, Gabriel scavenging, the discovery of a dead body that shouldn't be there and danger for those in the bunker. I don't read much YA but this one does sound pretty interesting. I've had it on my tbr for about a year now and really do need to read it!

Have any of you read it? (no spoilers please!)

16 comments:

  1. This does sound interesting -- how and why did the danger get to the inside?

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  2. I've been thinking of doing this too. Lord knows I have enough books to choose from. This sounds like it has the potential to be one of your faves!

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    1. This is going to be a great excuse to look at my tbr and actually see what is lurking there!

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  3. Thanks for joining in, Chuckles! This book is completely new to me but it sounds really interesting. Gabriel would have had a strange childhood growing up in a bunker with the President. I do want to know what is going on with that dead body!

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    1. I've been meaning to join in since you started the feature but I was more organised this week! I do plan to take part every week as it is a good excuse to look at some of the things I still want to read. I'm so curious about this book!

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  4. It does sound intriguing. What exactly is inside that mountain? Now I need to know!

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    1. I'd forgotten how much I wanted to read this one! I'm so curious about what is happening in the bunker...

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  5. I've never read this one, but I hope it's as good as it sounds!

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    1. I hope it lives up to my personal hype!

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  6. This does sound like a good one. And that cover!

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  7. The cover draws me in and I wonder, why are they running? I love apocalypse books and this does sound like a good one. Anything that prompts me to knock books off my tbr is a good thing.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. The title, the cover, the description...all three had been interesting me since I first spotted the book!

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  8. I agree- definitely intriguing.

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    1. I can't wait to read this one...and about 900 other books...

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