Sunday, November 23, 2014

Book Review: The End (Book 1 of the New World Series) - G Michael Hopf

the end

The End was just the kick in the preps I have been looking for!

The love of one of my favorite Disaster Scenarios – EMP - was rejuvinated through the characters and scenarios that G. Michael Hopf brought to life in his novel, The End.

I found the characters to be very well developed and SO easy to relate to, without the droning on details of what their favorite color was.  Yes we will have to deal with the Mindy’s and Dan’s when the Fertilizer Hits The Fan, “Ugggggggggggggh!”  I also truly appreciated the flow between characters and inner stories within this book.   Many times, in other books, it is hard to follow exactly what everyone is doing and what is going on, scenes and stories are changing but other books somegimes leave gaps to fill in or stories don’t totally mesh together or it’s even hard to remember who the different characters are.  Not in this one!  The way in which Hopf writes was very refreshing and it easily pulls you in!  

The replacement of your average ‘Chapters’ with dates and wonderful quotes was an inspiring technique that usually made me stop to ponder or say ‘YES!” as I began each new section. 

I can tell you that even the old school preparedness minded will love this and can learn from this well written tale as well.  When the weekly UPS packages stop arriving, we tend to get a little comfortable and need a little jump start every once in a while, just like this book provides.  We all need these motivating and thought provoking prompts to remember, refresh and rethink what we have done, why we have done it and what we still need to do.

Boy am I glad there are 3 more books in this series because I can’t wait to see what happens with the Van Zhandt family and the rest of the New World!  When the book ended, I truly was not ready to put it down!

While you are at it, here is a link for an autographed copy of the series:!autographed-copies/c1ouf    Hey, Christmas IS coming!
Sidenote: Major Kudos to the editor.  I found NO misspellings, which can be a huge distraction from the story.

~Jen E 

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