Saturday, January 20, 2018

Review ~ Humanity's Hope by Pembroke Sinclair


Title: Humanity's Hope
Author: Pembroke Sinclair
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 252
Series:
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Reason for reading: It was offered free for a review.

Summary:
Caleb, a 17-year-old boy, survived the zombie uprising, but he didn’t come out of the ordeal unscathed. He’s been scarred—both mentally and physically. The rest of humanity is trying to rebuild, to make the world normal again. Caleb is trying to return to a normal life also, but after all he’s seen, after the loss of his family and friends, the transition is difficult. The darkness that led him down a path of self-doubt and self-harm keeps trying to creep back into his mind.

Things only become worse when he discovers he’s immune to whatever makes a zombie a zombie. Fighting zombies was predictable. He knew what to expect. Fighting humans is volatile. They are malicious and treacherous. They won’t stop to get what they want, and Caleb has to figure out exactly what that is.

*Trigger warning: attempted suicide


Thoughts: I have to admit it took me a little bit to get into this story. It started off fantastic about zombies and 3 kids running from them (Very Walking Dead or The Girl with All The Gifts) and the action that happens. Then it abruptly switches to Caleb in a computer room with no real ending or what happened kind of moment. From there we are left to piece together how society would function after a zombie plague and what that would look like. And with rebuilding of society you always have a division. Those who think zombies should be saved and those who think they should be "dealt with". Because of this division you now have the main twisting point of the story. 
The book itself was interesting to a point. We get the story from Caleb's perspective and him trying to survive in the aftermath, attempting to be "normal" while suffering from massive PTSD. At the same point he could be humanity's hope. The twist weren't really twist and the plot at times moved very slowly. That being said it was a quick and interesting read to get an idea of what society might have to do in order to rebuild after something as devastating as a zombies uprising. I enjoyed it and at other times when it was slow I found myself skimming. I think that it is really hard to write something that is original in our zombie flooded society right now. 
I did find some unique things that I enjoyed and at other times I found myself comparing the storyline to previous read books or shows I have seen. 

Goodreads: 3 out of 5 stars

Would you recommend: If you are looking for a YA zombie book or our new to the zombie reading realm then this would be a good one to read. If however, you are a zombie reading and self-proclaimed zombie buff like myself this one might not be a read for you. 


*About Humanity’s Hope*

Caleb, a 17-year-old boy, survived the zombie uprising, but he didn’t come out of the ordeal unscathed. He’s been scarred—both mentally and physically. The rest of humanity is trying to rebuild, to make the world normal again. Caleb is trying to return to a normal life also, but after all he’s seen, after the loss of his family and friends, the transition is difficult. The darkness that led him down a path of self-doubt and self-harm keeps trying to creep back into his mind.

Things only become worse when he discovers he’s immune to whatever makes a zombie a zombie. Fighting zombies was predictable. He knew what to expect. Fighting humans is volatile. They are malicious and treacherous. They won’t stop to get what they want, and Caleb has to figure out exactly what that is.


*About Pembroke Sinclair*

Pembroke Sinclair is a literary jack of all trades, playing her hand at multiple genres. She has written an eclectic mix of fiction ranging from horror to sci-fi and even some westerns. Born in Rock Springs, Wyoming--the home of 56 nationalities--it is no wonder Pembroke ended up so creatively diverse. Her fascination with the notions of good and evil, demons and angels, and how the lines blur have inspired her writing. Pembroke lives in Laramie, Wyoming, with her husband, two spirited boys, a black lab named Ryder, and a rescue kitty named Alia, who happens to be the sweetest, most adorable kitty in the world! She cannot say no to dessert, orange soda, or cinnamon. She loves rats and tatts and rock and roll and wants to be an alien queen when she grows up.


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