Series: Stand Alone
Author: Philip G. Henley
Genre: Sci-fi, Dystopian
Publication Date: June 13th, 2013 by Phenweb Publishing
An apocalypse threatens human kind. A highly infectious lethal genetic virus is detected that attacks mankind and mammals. The authorities struggle to find a cure, but have to plan for the worst. How many will survive, and how will they survive? What will the survivors have to do? Can they rebuild society? How do lonely and grief stricken survivors cope. Can they work together to find food and water?
This is not horror genre and there are no zombies, and no asteroids, so if you prefer these types of post apocalyptic scenarios, look elsewhere. This is a story about surviving.
WARNING The book contains violence, death and some sexual scenes that some readers may find disturbing.
**A copy was provided for review purposes**
A virus is threatening man-kind and everyone available is trying to find a cure and to prepare for what is to come. Their estimations aren’t looking good and everything seems to be getting worse. How many will survive, will there even anyone left or will the virus lead to extinction?
It’s been a full day since i finished ‘To The Survivors’. At first i wasn’t quite sure what to write, my mind was and is still reeling. This has got to be the best book i have read in a while, if not the best book i’ve read period.
It was very well written, at first i was slightly worried i wouldn’t get all the technical/medical terms etc, but i had nothing to worry about, everything was explained in a manner that allows me to understand what is happening. It wasn’t long until it felt like i was being pulled into the story.
There was many of times i had to put my kindle down and take a breather as it was so emotional (it may just be me as i’m an emotional reader), i can count at least four (4) times i sobbed. I found myself holding my breath on numerous occasions waiting for the outcome.
Gary didn’t do much for me at first until he meets Hannah, who helps show him the way and teach him the skills he will need to survive, how ever long that may be. Gary does whatever he can to ensure he survives, and any others whom he meets, providing they want his help.
There are so many great characters in this novel, it’s hard to say who i loved best. Gary was definitely one of them, Hannah was also awesome but we don’t see much of her. The twins were amazing. Having been through hell and still having their strength is something to be admired. I can say though that the character i disliked the most was Val, she was such an arse. I won’t tell you why i dislike her so as it’ll give too much away.
‘To the Survivors’ is filled with grief, heartbreak, love, friendship, hardship and plenty more. It is so touching and all together just an amazing novel to read. I will definitely be reading it again and maybe even again 😉