Book Review: Ash

Introduction
We all know the zombie stories in which the strong non-sick people die by the dozens while trying to survive in a zombie world. Imagine how it would be if you were in a wheelchair and if you had a terminal illness like cancer. That is the situation that Ash finds herself in this horror zombie story by M. Van.

Summary
When feeling deserted and alone with the knowledge that your days are pretty much numbered, you might decide not to be pushed around anymore. But stuck in a wheelchair with the risen dead on your tail—this might prove a challenge.

Ash’s stay at a hospital that for all intents might be her last, turns into a different nightmare when a killer virus overcomes the staff and her fellow patients.

With the walking dead roaming the hospital halls, Ash has to depend on the help of an old man, and a soldier who could turn out to be the enemy to survive. She not only has to use her head, avoiding zombies, but also to stay out of the hands of a shady government agency that wants to dissect her.1(source goodreads)

Evaluation
I must admit that I was a bit skeptical before starting to read this. I normally like fantasy and science fiction best. However I liked the fact that there was something completely different about this tale. Instead of a strong person/group you follow some misfits that are practically declared dead. You have some nice mysteries threaded into the story. And the zombies don’t exactly react like most zombies that I know of. On the other hand it was a bit of a short story with one heck of a cliffhanger at the end.

Conclusion
This book was way better than I originally expected with the weirder than normal plots. I give it 4 stars out of five

Source
1 = Summary on goodreads
(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28783068-ash)

Ash Book Cover Ash
Wheels and Zombies
M. Van
Fiction
42Links
January 10, 2016
118
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28783068-ash

When feeling deserted and alone with the knowledge that your days are pretty much numbered, you might decide not to be pushed around anymore. But stuck in a wheelchair with the risen dead on your tail—this might prove a challenge.

Ash’s stay at a hospital that for all intents might be her last, turns into a different nightmare when a killer virus overcomes the staff and her fellow patients.

With the walking dead roaming the hospital halls, Ash has to depend on the help of an old man, and a soldier who could turn out to be the enemy to survive. She not only has to use her head, avoiding zombies, but also to stay out of the hands of a shady government agency that wants to dissect her.

Book Review: Dragon Bones and Tombstones

Introduction
Have you ever wanted to improve yourself and be better than you are. Nath has the same problem in this second installment of the dragon chronicles, Dragon Bones and Tombstones. In this fantasy novel by Craig Halloran we continue to follow the struggles that Nath faces everyday. If you haven’t read the first book The Hero, The Sword and The Dragons I suggest you do that first otherwise this book might be confusing.

Summary
Determined to reverse the evil of his dragon arm, Nath Dragon ventures deep into the Shale Hills with Brenwar the Dwarf in an attempt to rescue more dragons. But those treacherous hills hide troubles he’s never imagined.

Against their will, Nath and Brenwar are forced to retrieve a powerful artifact from an ancient graveyard. And where there are graveyards there is death, chaos and destruction.

Meanwhile, the most notorious dragon hunters of all, The Clerics of Barnabus, begin their plot to take Nath Dragon down.

With enemies cropping up around every corner, can Nath Dragon survive without killing? Can he outwit the goblins, ghouls and other monstrous things? Will the guardian on the mountain be more than he bargained for? How many dragons must he save, anyway?1(source goodreads)

Evaluation
The second book is most often the worst book in a series. I’m quite happy to announce that this is not the case. While this second part of ten is still quite short it is still more than enough to still my hunger for over the top fantasy stereotypes. I quite like the fact that you build further on the first book without it really feeling like a fresh book. Yes you get some background info and Yes you have a beginning and an end but it still is easier to read of you consider it a chapter in the whole series. In this case I liked the fact that the story sometimes refers to the previous book without it being really hard to think what is was about.

Conclusion
This book was a great follow-up on the first one but I’m ready to get some more story per book. I give this four out of five stars.

Source
1 = Summary on goodreads
(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18865919-dragon-bones-and-tombstones)

The Chronicles of Dragon Collection Book Cover The Chronicles of Dragon Collection
Craig Halloran
Fiction
Two-Ten Book Press
July 7, 2015
830

Sink your teeth into this 832 page hardback Collector's Edition of the Best Selling Chronicles of Dragon series. All 10 books in the series are included in this one of a kind ultra-dragon adventure. This book is huge! Enjoy the gallery of 8.5 X 11 illustrations of all 10 covers and the major characters. This book is a must read and must have for all dragon lovers worldwide. ***** Welcome to the world of NALZAMBOR ... Nath is a special warrior. He is a man destined to be a dragon. In order to become a dragon, he must save the dragons. For countless years Nath has been on a quest to become a dragon, but his meddling with the other races tends to get in the way. The way of men is not the way of Nath Dragon his father has warned him. Yet, Nath, unable to control his fascination of the world men, elves, dwarves and even the despised orcs, tends to get caught up in their affairs. To earn his scales, there is a high road he must follow. With his close friend and ally, Brenwar the Dwarf, Nath, armed with a magic sword he calls Fang, travels to the Mountain of Doom, the Free City of Narnum and to Orcen Hold where nothing but trouble awaits. Will Nath Dragon, hero of the realm and protector of dragon kind choose the right path or wind up on a dark one? ***** This collector's edition includes the following 10 books: The Hero, The Sword and the Dragons, Dragon Bones and Tombstones, Terror at the Temple, Clutch of the Cleric, Hunt for the Hero, Siege at the Settlements, Strife in the Sky, Fight and the Fury, War in the Winds and Finale.

Challenges March update

So this month I tried to get back to writing. I noticed that I needed to structure my time better so I get things done. I’m still unpacking stuff in my house but I’ve got some more time to spend on reading/writing than I did the last month

Goodreads Challenge
First of all is the goodreads challenge. In this challenge I choose to complete 36 books this year and I’m still on schedule. As of April first I completed 16 books:
January:
Spellbound
Radiance
Soundless
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Seveneves 
February:
The Hero, The Sword and The Dragons
Curio
The Sword Of Shanara
Dragon Bones and Tombstones
March:
Escape from Witchwood Hollow 
All The Birds in the Sky – To Be Reviewed
Ash – To Be Reviewed
Brooklyn, Wheels and Zombies – To Be Reviewed
1632 – To Be Reviewed
Terror at the Temple – To Be Reviewed
Lady Midnight – To Be Reviewed


Popsugar.com Challenge
I’m starting to find that this challenge will be more difficult than I originally imagined. While the number of books(40) is easy enough, It still makes only one out of every 3 to 5 books a fit for one of the challenges. While the first month gave an enormous boost the last month was a bit meager with only two books.
Ash – To Be Reviewed
1632 – To Be Reviewed

Around the world in 195 books Challenge
Slow but steady wins the race. At least that is what the proverb says. In this case it might be right. I managed to add 2 books to this list.
Brooklyn, Wheels and Zombies – To Be Reviewed
Lady Midnight – To Be Reviewed

Sword and Laser Book of the Month
The Book of the Month from sword and laser is All The Birds in the Sky – To Be ReviewedThis was one of the first books that I finished this month. It wasn’t a bad book but the ending was a bit hasty and unclear in my opinion.

Perustopia Book of the Month
This Book of the Month book is Lady Midnight – To Be Reviewed. Once again the book was announced a bit late into the month. And although it was released only on March 8th, It would be handy to know about the book up front so a copy can be arranged on the release date. I started the book on March 19th. I normally like to read all the books in a series before I start on one in the middle(even if that series is stand alone enough) but I can’t really say that I noticed my lack of knowledge even though this is the first book of the series. Even though I miss some background I still managed to enjoy this book as a standalone with some open endings for the future.

update
So as you can see I managed to read a lot of books this month and I even managed to write some reviews so lets hope I can catch up in the next month.

See you guys next time.

Links
Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/4184234
Popsugar.com:http://www.popsugar.com/love/Reading-Challenge-2016-39126431
Popsugar.com Challenge:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1J3WKpsJF8gwkbfjv5dPkbB6SNsLm8d1zA4J-195OV6w/edit?usp=sharing
Around the world in 195 books Challenge: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZqoalWJX73JjDLy1Yqn6jlTluvj8SNakLL-Jz1weXoI/edit?usp=sharing
Sword and Laser BotM: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/4170-the-sword-and-laser
Perustopia BotM: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/168108-perustopia-book-club

Book Review: The Sword Of Shanara

Introduction
What would the world be like if the human race started evolving into different ways. One of the possibilities is explained in The Sword of Shanara by Terry Brooks. This fantasy novel is set in the future after the human race forgot technology and evolved into races know as: human,dwarf,gnome, etc.

Summary
Long ago, wars of ancient Evil ruined the world and forced mankind to compete with many other races – gnomes, trolls, dwarfs, and elves. In peaceful Shady Vale, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles until giant, forbidding Allanon, with strange Druidic powers, reveals a supposedly dead Warlock Lord plots to destroy the world.

The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, only usable by a true heir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races. Soon a Skull Bearer, dread minion of Evil, flies into the Vale to kill Shea. To save the Vale, Shea flees, drawing the Skull Bearer after him.1(source goodreads)

Evaluation
I liked the fact that most of the alternative races are explained in a way that would be possible in the real world. I also like that most of the things are explained in the book itself and that I don’t need to read the next part with unanswered questions. While I liked this information I would have like to get it a bit more in one place instead of in snippets throughout the book. I liked the fact that it used the more familiar fantasy elements but that he managed to work in some unique options into it. Some parts of the book were a bit slow in its pace which made the read a bit more difficult. And sometimes Allanon was a bit much with hammering on the history.

Conclusion
While I really liked the book and would recommend it, I still noticed that it was a debut novel of a new writer. I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source
1 = Summary on goodreads
(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/327685.The_Sword_Of_Shanara)

The Sword of Shannara Book Cover The Sword of Shannara
Terry Brooks
Shannara (Imaginary place)
Orbit Books
1977
726

Long ago, the world of Shea Ohmsford was torn apart by the wars of ancient Evil. But in the Vale, the half-human, half-elfin Shea now lives in peace - until the mysterious, forbidding figure of Alanon appears, to reveal that the supposedly long dead Warlock Lord lives again, and will destroy the world... Shea, the sole true dscendant of Jerle Shannara, must embark upon the elemental quest to find the sword, the only weapon powerful enough to keep the creatures of darkness at bay.

Book Review: Curio

Introduction
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you needed something to live and that this substance is heavily controlled. This is what happens in Curio by Evangeline Denmark. This young adult novel is set in a western/steam punk esq world with some magic mixed in.

Summary
Grey Haward has always detested the Chemists, the magicians-come-scientists who rule her small western town. But she has always followed the rules, taking the potion the Chemists ration out that helps the town’s people survive. A potion that Grey suspects she—like her grandfather and father—may not actually need.

By working at her grandfather’s repair shop, sorting the small gears and dusting the curio cabinet inside, Grey has tried to stay unnoticed—or as unnoticed as a tall, strong girl can in a town of diminutive, underdeveloped citizens. Then her best friend, Whit, is caught by the Chemists’ enforcers after trying to protect Grey one night, and after seeing the extent of his punishment, suddenly taking risks seems the only decision she can make.

But with the risk comes the reality that the Chemists know her family’s secret, and the Chemists soon decide to use her for their own purposes. Panicked, Grey retreats to the only safe place she knows—her grandfather’s shop. There, however, a larger secret confronts her when her touch unlocks the old curio cabinet in the corner and reveals a world where porcelain and clockwork people are real. There, she could find the key that may save Whit’s life and also end the Chemists’ dark rule forever.1(source goodreads)

Evaluation
First of all I want to talk a bit about the worlds. These were both very well made. I like how everything in the cabinet had its own way how it worked. I also liked how all the steam punk gadgets were integrated in the story. The outside world also sounded like some work was put into it.The ending of the story was A bit hasty I was worried that the ending would be way to open for my taste but the end could have taken 1 or 2 chapters extra without being cumbersome.

Conclusion
I thought it was a nice book with some amazing worlds and good concepts. Only the ending was a bit too hasty. This book gets 3 out of 5 stars from me

Source
1 = Summary on goodreads
(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25309770-curio)

Curio Book Cover Curio
Evangeline Denmark
Juvenile Fiction
January 5, 2016
432

In this steampunk-flavored YA novel by Evangeline Denmark, Grey has a secret the Chemists who rule her town can never know. But when her best friend is taken for punishment, Grey risks everything---and finds herself in a world hidden within a curio cabinet, where porcelain and clockwork people are real, and her secret has far-reaching consequences.

Book Review: The Hero, The Sword and The Dragons

Introduction
Do you want to be a noble knight, fighting dragons, looting their gold. Then you better run the other way. In The Hero, The Sword and The Dragons you get to follow Nath a human-born dragon that needs to earn his scales. This fantasy novel by Craig Halloran is the first of 10 in the chronicles of the dragon.

Summary
Welcome to the world of NALZAMBOR …

Nath is a special warrior. He is a man destined to be a dragon. In order to become a dragon, he must save the dragons.

For countless years Nath has been on a quest to become a dragon, but his meddling with the other races tends to get in the way. The way of men is not the way of Nath Dragon his father has warned him. Yet, Nath, unable to control his fascination of the world men, elves, dwarves and even the despised orcs, tends to get caught up in their affairs. To earn his scales, there is a high road he must follow.

With his close friend and ally, Brenwar the Dwarf, Nath, armed with a magic sword he calls Fang, travels to the Mountain of Doom, the Free City of Narnum and to Orcen Hold where nothing but trouble awaits.

Will Nath Dragon, hero of the realm and protector of dragon kind choose the right path or wind up on a dark one?1(source goodreads)

Evaluation
I thought the book was pretty fun to read. It is fast paced while still giving enough background to know what everything is about. Seeing as Season 1 is already 10 books I am pretty pleased that the book break it down in pretty small chunks instead of 1 big story. It has all the nice fantasy elements and these elements are a bit over the top in a good way. The ending of this book was a bit hurried in my opinion but seeing as it is a 10 book series that is not really a problem.

Conclusion
While it is not exactly a complete story it is more than enough to fill a first part of the series. I’m excited to start reading the rest of this series. The book gets 4 out of 5 stars from me.

Source
1 = Summary on goodreads
(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20453996-the-hero-the-sword-and-the-dragons)

The Chronicles of Dragon Collection Book Cover The Chronicles of Dragon Collection
Craig Halloran
Fiction
Two-Ten Book Press
July 7, 2015
830

Sink your teeth into this 832 page hardback Collector's Edition of the Best Selling Chronicles of Dragon series. All 10 books in the series are included in this one of a kind ultra-dragon adventure. This book is huge! Enjoy the gallery of 8.5 X 11 illustrations of all 10 covers and the major characters. This book is a must read and must have for all dragon lovers worldwide. ***** Welcome to the world of NALZAMBOR ... Nath is a special warrior. He is a man destined to be a dragon. In order to become a dragon, he must save the dragons. For countless years Nath has been on a quest to become a dragon, but his meddling with the other races tends to get in the way. The way of men is not the way of Nath Dragon his father has warned him. Yet, Nath, unable to control his fascination of the world men, elves, dwarves and even the despised orcs, tends to get caught up in their affairs. To earn his scales, there is a high road he must follow. With his close friend and ally, Brenwar the Dwarf, Nath, armed with a magic sword he calls Fang, travels to the Mountain of Doom, the Free City of Narnum and to Orcen Hold where nothing but trouble awaits. Will Nath Dragon, hero of the realm and protector of dragon kind choose the right path or wind up on a dark one? ***** This collector's edition includes the following 10 books: The Hero, The Sword and the Dragons, Dragon Bones and Tombstones, Terror at the Temple, Clutch of the Cleric, Hunt for the Hero, Siege at the Settlements, Strife in the Sky, Fight and the Fury, War in the Winds and Finale.

Book Review: Escape from Witchwood Hollow

I got a copy of this book with the request that I post an honest review.

Introduction
Have you ever been scared that the witch might get you? That would be a very real possibility if you live in Arnn. Escape from Witchwood hollow is a fantasy young adult thriller written by Jordan Elizabeth Mierek.

Summary
Everyone in Arnn – a small farming town with more legends than residents – knows the story of Witchwood Hollow: if you venture into the whispering forest, the witch will trap your soul among the shadowed trees.

After losing her parents in a horrific terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, fifteen-year-old Honoria and her older brother escape New York City to Arnn. In the lure of that perpetual darkness, Honoria finds hope, when she should be afraid.

Perhaps the witch can reunite her with her lost parents. Awakening the witch, however, brings more than salvation from mourning, for Honoria discovers a past of missing children and broken promises.

To save the citizens of Arnn from becoming the witch’s next victims, she must find the truth behind the woman’s madness.

How deep into Witchwood Hollow does Honoria dare venture?1(source goodreads)

Evaluation
I thought that the mix between current day and history made for an interesting way to tell the story. The story tended to slow down in the first part but later on the story progressed much more fluidly. Also liked the fact that the ending was fairly open without it being annoying that it was open.

Conclusion
While I enjoyed the book I got the feeling that it was meant to be a movie. It gets 4 out of 5 stars from me.

Source
1 = Summary on goodreads
(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23351890-escape-from-witchwood-hollow)

 

Escape from Witchwood Hollow Book Cover Escape from Witchwood Hollow
Jordan Elizabeth
October 29, 2014
180

Honoria lost her parents in the 9/11 attack, precipitating the move by what is left of her family to Witchwood Hollow, a place she's meant to heal in - but also one, where there hides a patch of woods supposedly haunted by a witch. As the legend goes, once you go in, she traps you. But who believes old legends?Switching perspectives between Honoria; the witch (a noblewoman from the 1600's, dealing with finding a place to feel at home); and Albertine (an immigrant from England in the 1880s who becomes trapped in the hollow by the witch), ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW seeks to show us that maybe not every old legend ought to be discounted. Not if we want to make it out alive to share the tale.

Challenges February update

This will be the shortest month of the year. And I have noticed this in the amount of reading and writing that I got done.

Yes the updates haven’t been that forthcoming this month seeing as I was moving and I needed to clean up my mess before I started something that I like.

Goodreads Challenge
First of all is the goodreads challenge. In this challenge I choose to complete 36 books this year and I’m still on schedule. As of March first I completed 9 books:
January:
Spellbound
Radiance
Soundless
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Seveneves 
February:
The Hero, The Sword and The Dragons
Curio
The Sword Of Shanara
Dragon Bones and Tombstones

Popsugar.com Challenge
The Popsugar.com Challenge isn’t as straightforward as the Goodreads Challenge. I managed to use two of the books to complete items in this Challenge:
The Hero, The Sword and The Dragons
The Sword Of Shanara

Around the world in 195 books Challenge
This challenge is a bit hard seeing as most of the writers that I read come from the US. This means that I didn’t manage to add any books to this list but then again I didn’t want to complete it in 1 year so it shouldn’t matter as much.

Sword and Laser Book of the Month
The Book of the Month from sword and laser is The Sword Of Shanara. I really liked the book but it was a big book in a time that I wanted to read only little books. I managed to complete it on the 27th but I didn’t start it at the beginning of the month so it was reasonable.

Perustopia Book of the Month
This Book of the Month book is Curse of the Sphinx by Raye Wagner. This book has landed on my to be read list. Not because I don’t want to read it but because I haven’t been able to get a copy yet. On a positive note I have managed to finish Curio.

update
As I said this month was a bit harsh on my free time and although I managed to read enough books, the reviews will take some time to work out.

See you guys next time.

Links
Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/4184234
Popsugar.com:http://www.popsugar.com/love/Reading-Challenge-2016-39126431
Popsugar.com Challenge:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1J3WKpsJF8gwkbfjv5dPkbB6SNsLm8d1zA4J-195OV6w/edit?usp=sharing
Around the world in 195 books Challenge: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZqoalWJX73JjDLy1Yqn6jlTluvj8SNakLL-Jz1weXoI/edit?usp=sharing
Sword and Laser BotM: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/4170-the-sword-and-laser
Perustopia BotM: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/168108-perustopia-book-club

Book Review: Seveneves

Introduction
Have you ever wondered how humankind would survive if they knew an apocalypse is coming. In this science fiction novel by Neal Stephenson we get a small look into the things science can possibly enable us to do in a time of crisis.

Summary
What would happen if the world were ending?

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain . . .

Five thousand years later, their progeny—seven distinct races now three billion strong—embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown . . . to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth.1(source goodreads)

Evaluation
This was a monster of a book at 880 pages. However the hardest part wasn’t its thickness which just means you need to take some extra time to read it. The hardest part of this book was the author’s way of telling things. I loved the fact that you got more than enough information about everything that is happening but there is such things as too much information. The technobabble got a bit dry to read to every time something new popped up and you sometimes got too much background information instead of character growth. This was also one of the best stories that I ever read in terms of how well the world was build and how everything in it just worked. The last thing that I really loved about this story was the time lapse 5000 years into the future. I liked the fact that you can finish some arcs in this epilogue which for a change was long enough to see everything spread out over more than 5 pages.

Conclusion
While it was a good story with great development and a great world I wouldn’t call this one of the better books that I read purely because it was such a hard read. The story and world gets 5 stars but the dry stuff makes it even out at three out of five stars.

Source
1 = Summary on goodreads
(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22816087-seveneves)

Seveneves Book Cover Seveneves
Neal Stephenson
Fiction
Harper Collins
May 19, 2015
880

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic—a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space. But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remains . . . Five thousand years later, their progeny—seven distinct races now three billion strong—embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown . . . to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth. A writer of dazzling genius and imaginative vision, Neal Stephenson combines science, philosophy, technology, psychology, and literature in a magnificent work of speculative fiction that offers a portrait of a future that is both extraordinary and eerily recognizable. As he did in Anathem, Cryptonomicon, the Baroque Cycle, and Reamde, Stephenson explores some of our biggest ideas and perplexing challenges in a breathtaking saga that is daring, engrossing, and altogether brilliant.

Book Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Introduction
Have you ever wondered how it is to not be a superhero. In this young adult novel you explore the lives of ordinary people in a superhero universe. It has a bit of everything mixed in, some science fiction, some fantasy and some unique plots.

Summary
What if you aren’t the Chosen One?

The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.

Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.1(source goodreads)

Evaluation
I liked the new look on the superhero/superpowered genre. It was a nice change to just see some strange things happening while not caring one bit and just see the characters develop, do normal teenage things like tagging the bridge. The story was pretty easy to read through and definitely something to check out. The one minor point in my opinion was the ending which was a bit more open than I would like.

Conclusion
If you are looking for an easy read or for a different perspective then you will enjoy this book immensely. I’m giving this book 4 stars.

Source
1 = Summary on goodreads
(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22910900-the-rest-of-us-just-live-here)

 

The Rest of Us Just Live Here Book Cover The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Patrick Ness
2015-08
352

This bold and irreverent novel powerfully asks what if you weren't the 'chosen one'? The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up his high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week's end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend might just be the God of mountain lions ...