Those Who Remain by Ian Blackport

Length: 486 pages
Genre: Post-apocalyptic

Synopsis: The official blurb for this book is:

“Mallory travels forests and abandoned towns with her little sister as a lone companion, scavenging for meager food scraps. Almost one decade has passed since civilization collapsed in the wake of an incurable pandemic, leaving behind a ruined world without meaning or hope. Only one thing in this unforgiving existence is worth protecting, and no line exists that Mallory is unwilling to cross for her sister. Compassion is a fatal weakness when each day might be her last and the only protection comes by way of a loaded gun. Every stranger is a threat and each human an adversary. In this bleak life, Mallory follows one rule: trust will get her killed. There can be no alternative, because she learned long ago that survival meant sacrificing her humanity.”

Cover Art: When I first glanced at the cover, it made me think of an abandoned school with papers strewn across the floor. I was like, where are all the kids? I was slightly disappointed that there weren’t any people on the cover, but I think the cover is better for not having anyone. How would you depict what the survivors are going through? You can’t.

My Thoughts: I started reading this book but had to put it down. I have a lot of things going on right now and post-apocalyptic books don’t fit in very well. But, this is a book I could easily end up reading in the future when my life settles down.

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