I've heard nothing but amazing things about this book so I wanted to give it a read myself. Just to see what all the hype was about. I didn't even know much about this book going in; just that it was "amazing" and that I "have to read it." Well, let me tell you, I enjoyed it quite a bit.
It's about our world, the world we know and live in every single day of our lives, coming to an end. It is literally about the "apocalypse" and what people are doing to survive in this new world with its new rules. It's a very interesting and engaging story that I was always wanting to read it. The writing is fantastic. Lyrical, in a way. It helped paint a beautiful picture of what this "world in ruin" looks like. Mandel did an amazing job in describing this world to the reader and bringing it to life!
I even enjoyed all the characters. It's very rare for me to like all the characters in a book. Most of the time, there's at least one character I'd like to smash their head in. But in this book, I liked all of the characters. Yes, even "the prophet." I thought he was quite complex and tragic and I loved seeing him progress through the story.
I really liked this book. I recommend it to anyone who likes to read stories about the world ending and learning more about how people cope with such an issue.