Book CoverReviewed by Jessa Larsen

Ang is the sole survivor of a suicide pact and one of the few survivors of the apocalypse. Ang has become part of an underground music scene obsessed with the end of the world, but as they begin coping with the reality of it, Ang and her friends don’t feel quite so liberated and free. Instead, the survivors find themselves starving, strung out on various drugs, and struggling to simply survive. Ang attempts to navigate the end of days, but her emotional and physical instability begin to wear her down. She’s not sure she can survive the end of the world. She’s not even sure she wants to at this point.

I absolutely love what Liz Worth did with this story. Ang and her comrades are barely hanging on. Struggling to find themselves whilst surviving a world that is fast becoming unlivable. They can’t trust themselves let alone each other and there’s always something potentially deadly lurking around the corner. Ang and her housemates live moment to moment. Taking solace in drugs and alcohol whenever they can manage to find some. They do whatever they have to and the only thing holding everything together is the music. The few bands that still perform on the sparse amounts of power still left in the city. I did have to wonder if the apocalypse was literal or merely a metaphor. It truly can work both ways and by the end; I was so in love with this story I didn’t even care.

PostApoc is truly a mix of fiction and poetry. It’s written beautifully and leaves you with a haunted feeling. The writing is sublime and the imagery is fantastic. I loved everything about how Liz Worth put this bleak, and frankly unsurvivable, world together. I would recommend picking up a copy post haste.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Jessa lives in Utah with her husband, 2 sons, 2 dogs and a cat called Number One Boots Kitten. She is a full time mom and enjoys writing short stories in her spare time. She also likes watching anime, reading books, and playing video games.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by JKS Communications. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.