This is the best post-apocalyptic novel I think I’ve ever read. That’s saying something since this is a genre I like, so I’ve read quite a few.
I began reading The Book of Kell by Amy Briant one afternoon. About halfway through the story, I forced myself to stop because I realized I would be reading all night. I got up early the next morning, grabbed my tablet, and didn’t put it down until I was finished. Even after finishing the novel, I had to wait another day or more before I could write this review. The story had that much of an impact on me.
The Book of Kell is exceptionally written. The story is riveting. The setting is so real that at times it can be terrifying. In fact, it is terrifying a lot of the time. The characters are so true to life that you almost expect them to pop out of the book and start talking to you. Through Kell’s eyes, you learn about and become invested in all of the main characters. You learn who they are, their good points, their flaws, and their fears. They truly become real to the reader.
This novel has the YA tag because the main characters are in their late teens, but don’t let that put you off. This book should be tagged for everyone. In my opinion, you really must read this book. This novel has a 5+ star rating.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bella Books for an honest review.