This 2013 post-apocalyptic romance will have your heart aching for the heroine and the tragic hero.
What drew me to the novel:
The first time she ventures out of her apartment after the Plague, our heroine lands herself into trouble. Just when it seems like she’s doomed, a great-smelling guy swoops to her rescue. He comforts her with such tenderness that even a skeptical reader immediately falls in love. The tension between them is apparent from the start, and that’s when I realized I was reading a true post-apocalyptic romance, something that takes elemental genres to a whole new level.
After the “mystery-man” disappears, hints of his visits tease the reader into wondering about him just as much as Autumn does.
Soon, the heroine finds herself on a mission to save her post-apocalyptic romance and the city of Los Angeles. The winding plot and interesting turns kept my heart pounding through most of the novel. Just when you think things are wrapping up nicely, another breathtaking reveal surprises you.
Overall, this book kept me up late at night and had me wishing for longer lunch breaks at work. It took me a second to get reeled in by Autumn in the City of Angels, but the moment Autumn’s friend, Sarah, entered the story, I was completely engaged. The characters’ wit kicked in, the pace picked up, and I couldn’t put it down.
Biggest criticism for novel:
The truth about Grey came as a huge shock, and for a little while, it felt like a stretch. Maybe it’s because the real explanation didn’t quite jive with my suspicions. However, the authors did a great job of taking me on Autumn’s journey in becoming a believer, and soon I realized exactly why the twist came as such a surprise.
- Dystopian or post-apocalyptic novels
- Heart-throb romances
- Mystery plots
- Tragic heroes
- Unique plot turns
- Characters with Gaelic heritage