Apocalypse: What to Read

This is a crazy time in the world full of unknowns and fear. Some people use books as escapism, while others look to them for possibilities. If you are someone who wants to consume as many dystopian, apocalyptic, zombie, and virus books possible, here is the list for you! Here are my Coronavirus quarantine book recommendations. [If you are looking for lighter books, check out my cozy winter reads recommendation list here.]

Book Info

Genre: Horror
Number of Pages: 262
Perspective: Third
Location: Michigan

Bird Box is an apocalyptic novel. Something horrifying is out there. If you see it, you’ll go mad. To stay safe, keep your eyes shut.

See review here.

Book Info

Genre: Horror/Post-Apocalyptic
Number of Pages: 228
Perspective: Third Alternating
Location: New England
In Fair Haven, when humans are infected with a rabies-like virus, the world becomes a dangerous place. Melody teams up with her sexy neighbor to find her missing husband, amidst ravenous creatures.

See review here. 

Book Info

Genre: Fantasy/Dystopian
Number of Pages: 383
Perspective: First
Location: Post-Apocalyptic United States

In Red Queen, there is a divide between the people in this post-apocalyptic dystopia: red or silver bloods. Red bloods are lower class. Silver bloods are upper class and have extraordinary abilities. But what happens when a red blood has an ability of her own?

See review here.

Book Info

Genre: Dark Graphic Novel
Number of Pages: 160
Perspective: Third
Location: Riverdale

In The Afterlife of Archie, the Archie universe takes a dark turn when the teenage witch, Sabrina, unleashes a zombie apocalypse in Riverdale.

See review here.

Book Info

Genre: New Adult Sci-Fi
Number of Pages: 343
Perspective: First Person
Location: Manhattan, NY

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing follows 23-year-old April May as she becomes a viral social media influencer after discovering the first of many alien robots in the middle of Manhattan. This starts a series of puzzles to figure out what these robots, referred to as Carls, want. 

See review here. 

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