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With her fellow seekers who hope to build a safe haven together in this dangerous new world But secrets lust and betrayals threaten their dream and after their fortunes take a shocking and bloody turn Myra can no longer ignore the uestion of whether saving Row is worth endangering Pearl and her fellow travelersA compulsively readable novel of dark despair and soaring hope After the Flood is a magnificent action packed and sometimes frightening odyssey laced with wonder an affecting and wholly original saga both redemptive and astonishing 35 starsIn this remarkable debut most of the earth is covered by water after years of devastating flooding Livable land is minimal and raider ships along with breeding ships are a constant danger Civilization has collapsed and there are no basic amenities Myra and her daughter Pearl survive by fishing and trading for basic necessities When Myra hears her older daughter Row who was taken from her 7 years ago was seen alive in a northern community they leave on a dangerous journey by sea to search for her After running into trouble Myra combines forces with the crew of a larger ship and she will stop at nothing in order to find her daughter regardless of the danger or conseuences This is an adventure tale of survival I won t soon forget The world building was well crafted and the image of this new world was terrifying Yet this book is so much than a survival story It s a story of survival but also a story about grief and holding onto hope against all the odds It s about strength of character and sacrificing for those you love It s about opening up and trusting people when your life normally depends on the mistrust of people I did enjoy this story but it is a bleak one and is overly long with some repetitiveness This novel will appeal to those who don t reuire their characters to be likable There are moral ambiguities and I was left with much to ponder after I turned the last page Marialyce and I deviated from our usual genres with this post apocalyptic book and there was much to discussFor our duo review of this book and others please visit

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A little than a century from now our world has been utterly transformed After years of slowly overtaking the continent rising floodwaters have obliterated America’s great coastal cities and then its heartland leaving nothing but an archipelago of mountaintop colonies surrounded by a After the PDF or deep expanse of open waterStubbornly independent Myra and her precocious seven year old daughter Pearl fish from their small boat the Bird visiting dry land only to trade for supplies and information in the few remaining outposts of civilizat Happy Pub Day Children think we make them but we don t They exist somewhere else before us before time They come into the world and make us They make us by breaking us firstAfter sitting on this review for a couple of days I realize I m no closer to finding the proper words to describe how much I adore Kassandra Montag s debut novel After the Flood I m basking in the afterglow of emotion the narrative provides and while I feel this novel will find a level of appreciation highest among mothers the fast paced plot captures the attention of anyone willing to give this story a shot The book is completely different than any other post apocalyptic fiction I ve read to date yet I did receive the same sense of growing dread and compulsive page turning as experienced upon reading Bird Box but where the latter is of a creepy almost horror story After the Flood lends itself to a deeper level of character exposition without skimping on the thrilling action scenes Before the Six Year Flood earthuakes erupted and tsunamis struck constantly The ground itself seemed heavy with energy I d hold out my hand and feel the heat in the air like the pulse of an invisible animal On the radio we heard rumors that the seafloor had split water from within the earth seeping into the ocean But we never knew for certain what happened only that the water rose around us as if to swallow us up in a watery graveAt heart After the Flood is a tale about grief a mother s love and how that love will drive a woman to sail to the ends of the earth to find her lost child We meet a colorful diverse cast along the way and I respect how Montag chooses to show how if our world flooded and we lost 95% of land mass we would all be eualized in our desperation for survival The dynamics are ever changing as Myra and Pearl float from one group to another and the front seat view we receive into Myra s downward spiral is an interesting case study on what happens to our moral compass once we lose the structure of society as we know it There were times I didn t even want to be a mother I whispered I sueezed my eyes shut and felt a hollow ache in my bones I didn t want to be responsible for other lives There were times I wished them awayI had feared losing them but there were moments that desire lurked right at the edge of that fear Set loose from them I could give up I told myself I could slip away into the water no longer fighting no longer pretending to be strongObviously the events of After the Flood portray an extreme end of the world scenario of biblical proportions but I found that the truths that Myra learns along this devastating journey are the same ones that you and I can apply in the real world Parenting can simultaneously be the greatest joy and the heaviest burden upon those who choose to become caregivers and the portrayal of the level of responsibility that is present for the remainder of your life is given much consideration here As a person who has struggled with anxiety for as long as I can remember becoming a parent was a mixed bag of feelings and I wholly appreciate the author showing what a delicate balance this job reuires I highly recommend this book to fans of suspenseful literary fiction and while it s a little heavier on the suspense than it is the literary aspects there are enough deep thought provoking moments that are sure to satisfy even the pickiest of readers Many thanks to Jamie for providing my review copy

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Ion For seven years Myra has grieved the loss of her oldest daughter Row who was stolen by her father after a monstrous deluge overtook their home in Nebraska Then in a violent confrontation with a stranger Myra suddenly discovers that Row was last seen in a far off encampment near the Arctic Circle Throwing aside her usual caution Myra and Pearl embark on a perilous voyage into the icy northern seas hoping against hope that Row will still be thereOn their journey Myra and Pearl join forces with a larger ship and Myra finds herself bonding It has happened The climate change the scientists have been warning us about for years The incessant rain has eliminated all our coastal cities Climate refugees are heading for the middle of the country Soon though even those cities will be covered with water Myra and her daughter live in the boat her grandfather built for them before he died She is searching for the daughter her husband had left with when the water kept rising A timely novel climate change has been a topic much written about in recent years An adventure story featuring a strong female character a mamma bear who continually fights for the daughter she has and the one that is lost As in many disasters there are those people who will help against those who take advantage A fast moving story as there is so much action though at times this was too much Also eye rolling on my part accompanied some of the happenings It was though an entertaining read Definitely an I am Woman hear me roartype of bookARC from Edelweiss


10 thoughts on “After the Flood

  1. says:

    Happy Pub Day Children think we make them but we don't They exist somewhere else before us before time They come into the world and make us They make us by breaking us firstAfter sitting on this review for a couple of days

  2. says:

    Hey my new nickname is FOUCAULT PENDELUM after finishing this book because when it came to give the stars I started swing back and forth between THREE AND FOUR THREE AND FOUR Oh this churning in my stomach would have killed me I should have eaten something strong Best choice was meeting in the middle THREE POINT FIVE Rounded up or down UP OR DOWN So you may call me SEESAW now Okay I gave my decision before throwing up ROUNDED UP FOUR STAR

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    From the water we came and to the water we will return our lungs always hungering for air but our hearts beating like waves I really enjoyed this novel based on what the world could be like when sea levels rise and the Earth begins flooding Pe

  4. says:

    It has happened The climate change the scientists have been warning us about for years The incessant rain has eliminated all our coastal cities Climate refugees are heading for the middle of the country Soon though even those cities will be covered with water Myra and her daughter live in the boat her grandfather

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    I won this ARC in a Goodreads giveaway; many thanks to the publisher author and Goodreads for this opportunity This was a gut wrenching read full of compelling desperate broken characters grappling with overwhelming grief and various

  6. says:

    Kassandra Montag’s debut was evocative raw and atmospheric It is 100 years in the future and the world has floo

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    A promising premise that does not deliverFull disclosure I received a free e ARC for review through Edelweiss Trigger warning for rape kidnapping human trafficking suicide and drug use This is how the water takes usDNF at 76%Thirty something Myra lives in a future that could one day very well be our own Flooding fueled by climate change gradually claimed the coasts before she was born; and when she just a young woman the Hundred Y

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    35 starsIn this remarkable debut most of the earth is covered by water after years of devastating flooding Livable land is minimal and raider ships along with breeding ships are a constant danger Civilization has

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    When I think of those days of losing the people I've loved I think of how my loneliness deepened like being lowered into a well water rising around me as I clawed at the stone walls reaching for sunlight How you g

  10. says:

    You wouldn't want to be stranded at sea with this snooze fest Bleak bland and pointlessSo apparently the seafloor split a