I enjoy post apocalyptic fiction more than dystopian because the worlds are more primitive. Dystopian worlds are characterised by state control which has invariably – at least in furture earth scenarios – established itself some time after a major catastrophe. Post apocalyptic fiction, however, is about people struggling to make their way in the aftermath of the catastrophe, and so they’re grittier and more survival orientated.
Seabound is post apocalyptic fiction and it was better than I thought it would be; after all, the action is mostly stuck on one boat, and another review said that tighter editing would benefit the book; though that’s true, I didn’t feel there was too much description. There were some editing blips for sure, but the story was still a good read, good enough that the blips could be overlooked – I got it when it was free anyway so I’m not complaining.
The characters are well fleshed out and the action happens at a good pace. The central character is likeable and believable. The world is unique and the worldbuilding excellent. 4 stars
About the Book:
When an apocalyptic catastrophe decimates the land, a lucky few escape on a souped-up cruise ship called the Catalina. After sixteen years, the strain begins to show in a floating world of distrust and shifting allegiances.
A young mechanic named Esther wants to prove herself, but she tends to bash things up in the name of progress. When disaster strikes on Esther’s watch, she must risk everything to fix her mistake. She sails for help and encounters a mysterious seabound metropolis called the Galaxy Flotilla. The inhabitants of the Galaxy are keen to parade their lives of luxury, but they’ll want something in return for their warm welcome.
A new storm is brewing on the post-apocalyptic ocean. Can Esther save her friends aboard the Catalinabefore it’s too late?
Find out how far Esther is willing to go to save her home in the fast-paced first novel of the Seabound Chronicles.