D is for Doomsday #AtoZChallenge

April 5, 2016 , In: Book Reviews, Books , With: 19 Comments
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Day four is the letter D for the 2016 blogging from A to Z challenge! Check out yesterday’s post for C.
To see other blogs participating in the challenge, click here or the banner on the right side of the page.
To see what my theme for this year is all about (All Things Geek), check out my 2016 theme reveal post.

D is for Doomsday! Or more specifically, The Doomsday Chronicles anthology, which I am reviewing here today! Doomsday is one of many amazing anthologies curated by Samuel Peralta. I’ve reviewed a few other ones from The Future Chronicles, but I have many more to read still.


doomsday-chronicles-coverOh man. Another GREAT anthology from the future chronicles. These futures are mostly bleak, because Doomsday, but I enjoyed every minute. I want to cover a few of my favorite stories, because I could probably talk about all the talent here for hours if you let me.

A Mother So Beautiful by Ann Christy
I had the pleasure of reading this story in it’s early stages. I was excited to read it again! I didn’t know that it was going to be included in this anthology when I agreed to read an ARC, but it fits SO well as the first thing you read. This story is from a daughter’s perspective who is stalking her mother. The end of the world happens and this woman is the only one who things the world of her mother. I loved every creepy minute of it.

Dragonflies by Seanan McGuire
Oh man. THAT OPENING. It’s perfect. I didn’t know what was happening at first and then BAM, my heartbeat definitely picked up quickly as the story progressed. Pretty sure this particular “end of the word” scenario would be one of the worst for me. I am only happy that they didn’t mention bees or wasps at all. I don’t know if I could handle that as well!

Lockdown by Saul Tanpepper
Pretty sure I had several heart attacks while reading this story. The author probably will take that as a compliment (as he should). I could feel my anxiety building with the main character’s as she worried about the gap underneath her door. It’s like you know something is going to happen, but stay in denial while things get worse and worse. I think I’m going to start hyperventilating again as I think about this one! (Really good, though)

The Slip by E.R. Arroyo
This was a very unique take on the end of humanity. It combines a controlling/abusive relationship and also an unknown force that is controlling people on another level that sends them to their doom. It’s true though, that even if you were in a terrible relationship, just because the world was ending doesn’t mean they would change their ways and treat you better. Thank God that some people have great families to back them up in bad times (apocalyptic or not)!

Mia + Vegan Cannibals by S. Elliot Brandis
This one was hilarious/gross. In true Fight Club fashion, some people just want to watch the world burn. Is it because they hate people or are just bored? Or maybe they just don’t care? Regardless of why certain people decide to end the world in their own way, this story puts a hilarious/psychotic twist on the apocalyptic genre. I ate it right up (too much?).

I could go on and on about these stories, but I think you should check it out for yourself.
Buy The Doomsday Chronicles on Amazon!

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  1. Reply

    Sounds like the kind of book after reading which you need to go do something inordinately light and fluffy to recover 🙂 Thanks for the rec.
    Tasha
    Tasha’s Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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      Yes, definitely! Or watch some of the cartoons I posted about yesterday. LOL I hope you enjoy it!

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    Sounds fascinating. Thank you for sharing.

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      You are welcome! I hope you enjoy it.

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    Okay, you convinced me, Katy! This is a must read. I just purchased it *laughs*
    Best Wishes!
    Lori

    My A2Zs @ As the Fates Would Have It & Promptly Written
    Follow Me (Ravyne) Twitter|Facebook

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      Glad to hear it! 😀 I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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    Wow! Thanks for the recommendation! It sounds like a very enjoyable read 🙂

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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      Thanks for checking it out! You won’t be disappointed. <3

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    I think my sister read these; she was into these types genres for books. I might have to check them out after the challenge 🙂

    thanks for visiting!

    betty
    http://viewsfrombenches.blogspot.com/

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      Thanks for checking it out, Betty! You may want to think about it soon, because it’s on sale for $0.99 for a LIMITED time. Not sure when it’ll end, but the discount is because it just came out a week or two ago!

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    Breathtaking book, eh? Those are really gems when you have the good luck to come by them 🙂

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter – Jazz Age Jazz

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    Who doesn’t like a good Doomsday story? I know I do. But I usually prevent them in my books. Usually.

    I’m exploring different types of dreams and their meanings.
    D is for Daydreaming and Downloads
    Stephen Tremp’s Breakthrough Blogs

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      Thank you for visiting! A good ol’ doomsday is great every now and then.

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    My mind thinks up enough doomsday scenarios without reading more! I got frightened just reading your reviews.
    Finding Eliza

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      They definitely are scary stories, Kristin! I can see why they wouldn’t appeal to everyone. 🙂

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    I’m not into Doomsday scenarios generally, but Mia and the Vegan Cannibals sounds intriguing. 🙂

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      It was definitely different than anything I’ve ever read. Thanks for reading!

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