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Upplies and information in the few remaining outposts of civilization For seven years Myra has grieved the loss of her oldest daughter Row who was stolen by her father after a monstrous deluge overtook their home in Nebraska Then in a violent confrontation with a stranger Myra suddenly discovers that Row was last seen in a far off encampment near the Artic Circle Throwing aside her usual caution Myra and Pearl embark on a perilous voyage into the icy northern seas hoping against hope that Row will still be thereOn their journey Myra and Pearl join forces with a larger shi. I won this ARC in a Goodreads giveaway many thanks to the publisher author and Goodreads for this opportunity This was a gut wrenching read full of compelling desperate broken characters grappling with overwhelming grief and various personal traumas while having to dig deep to survive in an unforgiving post apocalyptic nightmarish world I won t soon forget Myra Pearl Daniel or the crew of the Sedna or the bleak world they dare to hope can be remade

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After the Flood

An inventive and riveting epic saga After the Flood signals the arrival of an extraordinary new talentA little than a century from now our world has been utterly transformed After years of slowly overtaking the continent rising floodwaters have obliterated America’s great coastal After the Epubcities and then its heartland leaving nothing but an archipelago of mountaintop colonies surrounded by a deep expanse of open waterStubbornly independent Myra and her precocious seven year old daughter Pearl fish from their small boat the Bird visiting dry land only to trade for s. Happy Pub Day Children think we make them but we don t They exist somewhere else before us before time They come into the world and make us They make us by breaking us firstAfter sitting on this review for a couple of days I realize I m no closer to finding the proper words to describe how much I adore Kassandra Montag s debut novel After the Flood I m basking in the afterglow of emotion the narrative provides and while I feel this novel will find a level of appreciation highest among mothers the fast paced plot captures the attention of anyone willing to give this story a shot The book is completely different than any other post apocalyptic fiction I ve read to date yet I did receive the same sense of growing dread and compulsive page turning as experienced upon reading Bird Box but where the latter is of a creepy almost horror story After the Flood lends itself to a deeper level of character exposition without skimping on the thrilling action scenes Before the Six Year Flood earthuakes erupted and tsunamis struck constantly The ground itself seemed heavy with energy I d hold out my hand and feel the heat in the air like the pulse of an invisible animal On the radio we heard rumors that the seafloor had split water from within the earth seeping into the ocean But we never knew for certain what happened only that the water rose around us as if to swallow us up in a watery graveAt heart After the Flood is a tale about grief a mother s love and how that love will drive a woman to sail to the ends of the earth to find her lost child We meet a colorful diverse cast along the way and I respect how Montag chooses to show how if our world flooded and we lost 95% of land mass we would all be eualized in our desperation for survival The dynamics are ever changing as Myra and Pearl float from one group to another and the front seat view we receive into Myra s downward spiral is an interesting case study on what happens to our moral compass once we lose the structure of society as we know it There were times I didn t even want to be a mother I whispered I sueezed my eyes shut and felt a hollow ache in my bones I didn t want to be responsible for other lives There were times I wished them awayI had feared losing them but there were moments that desire lurked right at the edge of that fear Set loose from them I could give up I told myself I could slip away into the water no longer fighting no longer pretending to be strongObviously the events of After the Flood portray an extreme end of the world scenario of biblical proportions but I found that the truths that Myra learns along this devastating journey are the same ones that you and I can apply in the real world Parenting can simultaneously be the greatest joy and the heaviest burden upon those who choose to become caregivers and the portrayal of the level of responsibility that is present for the remainder of your life is given much consideration here As a person who has struggled with anxiety for as long as I can remember becoming a parent was a mixed bag of feelings and I wholly appreciate the author showing what a delicate balance this job reuires I highly recommend this book to fans of suspenseful literary fiction and while it s a little heavier on the suspense than it is the literary aspects there are enough deep thought provoking moments that are sure to satisfy even the pickiest of readers Many thanks to Jamie for providing my review copy

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P and Myra finds herself bonding with her fellow seekers who hope to build a safe haven together in this dangerous new world But secrets lust and betrayals threaten their dream and after their fortunes take a shocking and bloody turn Myra can no longer ignore the uestion of whether saving Row is worth endangering Pearl and her fellow travelersA compulsively readable novel of dark despair and soaring hope After the Flood is a magnificent action packed and sometimes frightening odyssey laced with wonder an affecting and wholly original saga both redemptive and astonishing . A promising premise that does not deliverFull disclosure I received a free e ARC for review through Edelweiss Trigger warning for rape kidnapping human trafficking suicide and drug use This is how the water takes usDNF at 76%Thirty something Myra lives in a future that could one day very well be our own Flooding fueled by climate change gradually claimed the coasts before she was born and when she just a young woman the Hundred Year flood reached her doorstep the plains of Nebraska sweeping her mother away in a tidal wave The family her migrant husband Jacob daughter Row and Grandfather retreated to the second floor of the house as Grandfather raced against time to build them a boat on which to navigate this terrifying new world But before he could finish Jacob fled with a neighbor taking Row with himand leaving a pregnant Myra behind It s been seven years since Row was kidnapped Without Grandfather and his boat Bird Myra would not have survived Grandfather is gone though having passed mercifully in his sleep and if she and her younger daughter are to survive Myra has reached the dispiriting conclusion that she must abandon her search for Row However a chance encounter with a raider suggests that Row may not only be alive but in imminent danger held captive on a colony in Greenland and at risk of being sent to a breeding ship it s exactly what it sounds like Bird is too small to make such as a treacherous passing but the Sedna which comes to their aid is just perfect Can Myra convince its inhabitants to make the journey Should she Is it okay to sacrifice their lives for that of their daughter To sacrifice Pearl for RowIf this sounds like Mad Max Fury Road but with too much water instead of not enough then you understand my initial excitement I devoured the first 25% or so of the book the early world building is promisingWe still called oceans by their former names but it was really one giant ocean now littered with pieces of land like crumbs fallen from the skyThe remnants of humanity either live in crowded slums wedged into the sides of what used to be mountain ranges but are now like islands the rest risk weather starvation dehydration and pirate raiders the descendants of private military outfits natch at sea Human trafficking is prevalent as is colonizing now with the biological warfareSadly After the Flood breaks down like this 40% pointless whining about ethical dilemmas Myra s gonna Myra am I right 30% boat talk 10% cringy sex scenes and maybe generously 20% intriguing world building and poetic prose about the natural world The characters are either unlikable or not fully fleshed out or both and when I say unlikable I don t mean in that love to hate em Gone Girl kind of way Unlikable characters can be super entertaining but this is not the case here Myra is unrelentingly irritating her internal conflicts are dull and repetitive and the umbrage she takes at discovering that other people also have their own sometimes hidden agendas would be laughable if it wasn t so annoyingly self absorbed and hypocritical Pot meet kettle She flies into a rage with Daniel even though her deceptions are arguably worse he s just floating along in the wake of destruction she s creating in her uest to rescue Row Daniel is wholly uninteresting and Pearl is of a brat than is reasonable in this world idk how she could act like that and survive for so long And for all her whining about how Myrna doesn t listen to herdidn t they just spend the better part of a decade trapped on a small boat together with only each other and for a brief period one other person for company Abran the captive of the Sedna is not believable as a leader at all He s a bossy short tempered alcoholic without the stones to make the hard decisions I can t see anyone following him from one Grateful Dead concert to the next let alone across the vast empty ocean Montag forces him into a love triangle with Daniel and Myrna and the whole thing is just yawnIt hurts to see what could have been an engaging and prescient story go down like this but it is what it is Honestly I m puzzled at all the glowing early reviews Were we reading the same book


10 thoughts on “After the Flood

  1. says:

    Happy Pub Day Children think we make them but we don't They exist somewhere else before us before time They come into the world and make us They make us by breaking us firstAfter sitting on this review for a coupl

  2. says:

    Hey my new nickname is FOUCAULT PENDELUM after finishing this book because when it came to give the stars I started swing back and f

  3. says:

    From the water we came and to the water we will return our lungs always hungering for air but our hearts beating like waves I really enjoyed this novel based on what the world could be like when sea levels rise and the Earth begins flooding People are fleeing inland or building boats and taking to the high seasWe follow Myra and

  4. says:

    It has happened The climate change the scientists have been warning us about for years The incessant rain has eliminated all our coastal cities Climate refugees are heading for the middle of the country Soon thoug

  5. says:

    I won this ARC in a Goodreads giveaway; many thanks to the publisher author and Goodreads for this opportunity This was a gut wrenching read full of compelling desperate broken characters grappling with overwhelming grief and various persona

  6. says:

    Kassandra Montag’s debut was evocative raw and atmospheric It is 100 years in the future and the world has flooded the only habitable land are the mountain peaks Myra and her daughter Pearl are living in a boat endlessly searching for the d

  7. says:

    A promising premise that does not deliverFull disclosure I received a free e ARC for review through Edelweiss Trigger warning for rape kidnapping human trafficking suicide and drug use This is how the water takes usDNF at 76%Thirty something Myra lives in a future that could one day very well be our own Flooding fueled by climate change gradu

  8. says:

    35 starsIn this remarkable debut most of the earth is covered by water after years of devastating flooding Livable land is minimal and raider ships along with breeding ships are a constant danger Civilization has collapsed and there are no basic amenities Myra and her daughter Pearl survive by fishing and trading for basic necessities When Myra hears her older daughter Row who was taken from her 7 years ago was seen al

  9. says:

    When I think of those days of losing the people I've loved I think of how my loneliness deepened like being lowered into a well water rising around me as I clawed at the stone walls reaching for sunlight How you get used to being at the bottom

  10. says:

    You wouldn't want to be stranded at sea with this snooze fest Bleak bland and pointlessSo apparently the seafloor split and water from beneath the earth slowly rose up and over the next estimated 100 years covered the world in water But even that's wishy washy because even though they only lost communications – internet TV radio – thirteen years beforehand there is no concrete record of exactly what occur

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