Title: Fallen Down World
Author: K. E. Douglas
Genre: YA Dystopian
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
This was a pretty decent book for its genre. I’ve reviewed other dystopian/apocalyptic books before, and they all seem to follow the same pattern. There’s the cataclysmic event, the breakdown of society, the initial panic. Then the slow recovery. I think every book I’ve read also has the inevitable meeting with the Bad Guys who try to take over in the chaos left by the event. This book was no exception.
That being said, I thought the author did a pretty good job. The viewpoint stayed true to the young nature of the protagonist, and there was some obvious research that went into the settings, particularly the prepper bunker that they find. I wasn’t thrilled about how events played out with the bad guys. I suppose it was more realistic than a good old fashioned shoot out, but it just seemed a bit stupid to me. That was my only issue with the book–otherwise I think it was very well done. I liked that there was no immediate romance. It was more about survival.