Those Who Remain

June 10, 2016

by Ian Blackport

Those Who Remain is a post-apocalyptic young adult novel where we get to meet the two sisters Mallory and McKayla. They are trying to survive in a world where most of humanity has been wiped out by what they call the Stricken. The story is about these two young girls trying to find a safe home. During their travels they have to make hard decisions and grow up fast if they want to survive.

Those Who Remain is a well written book and it shows Ian knows how to write. There’s a lot of detail and not once do you feel left out of the action. The description of the surroundings is written in a way that you will find yourself inside the story and you want to know that happens next. Ian also makes it easy to care for these two girls and you want them to succeed.

I do however feel like the book might be a bit too long and some of the story ends up getting repetitive after a while. I would have loved to see it shortened quite a bit, which would have increased the pace and made it easier to read.
But overall, Those Who Remain is a good story and fits perfectly into the post-apocalyptic genre. A must read for those who love these kind of books.

You can get the book at Amazon

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Wrap Up

Those Who Remain

  • 5/10
    Overall
  • 5/10
    Plot
  • 6/10
    Writing
  • 5.5/10
    Characters
  • 5/10
    Ending

Pros

  • Great writing
  • Good plot
  • Nicely developed characters

Cons

  • A bit slow
  • Too long

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