Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Flowertown - by S.G. Redling - a review

FlowertownFlowertown by S.G. Redling

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I did not expect to enjoy this book as much as I did.  I cannot remember now if it was recommended to me, or if I just bought it because I liked the sound of the synopsis, but either way it took me a while before I finally picked it up and read it. 
I can see how this may be turned into a movie, its one of those disaster type stories that I can see Hollywood picking up and what's more, the book ends with a door clearly left open for a sequel.

Flowertown is the name of the town where many residents have been quarantined for years after some sort of chemical spill that made them very ill and highly contagious to anyone who came close to them.  The author tells the story from Ellie's point of view, who by some sad twist of fate found herself in the town, even though she didn’t live there, at the moment when the spill happened and left her stranded there ever since.  She is a loose cannon, smokes a little bit too much pot and really isnt taken very seriously.  But as is always the case, there is much more to Ellie than meets the eye and the author takes you on an exciting, action packed journey that kept me reading until late into the night.

If this book was recommended to me, then thank you very much whoever did.  I, in turn, would highly recommend this, especially if you are fan of the apocalyptic genre.

A well deserved 5 stars in my opinion

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