Thursday, May 19, 2016

Book Review: Deep Shadows by Vannetta Chapman

Deep Shadows (The Remnant)

Deep Shadows (The Remnant)-

From Amazon:

Life in Abney, Texas, is predictable and safe--until the night a massive solar flare wipes out all modern technology.

Shelby Sparks, novelist and single mom, had one goal: to provide for her diabetic son. In the wake of this global disaster, her mission hasn't changed. Only now, medication is a priceless commodity and the future resembles an apocalyptic nightmare.

Max Berkman and Shelby were once sweethearts, but he lost his chance at claiming her love years ago. When the abrupt loss of power ushers him into a leadership role, he rises to the occasion. But his highest priority--to keep Shelby and her son safe--could prove to be the biggest challenge of all.

As the brilliant northern lights give way to deep shadows, Max and Shelby's faith will be tested like never before. Only one rule remains: Find a way to survive.

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In this first book in an eerily plausible dystopian series, a memorable cast of characters must navigate a familiar world thrown into chaos.

My Thoughts:

It could happen, the way of life as we now know it,could disappear fast. Deep Shadows takes you into a world were life has turned upside down due to an solar flare that knocked out the power grid.  It made me think of the simple things that we now take for granted.  Common items like food, electricity, water, bathrooms, and just common civility.   All could be blown by the wayside when the electrical grid is no longer working.

Written with such realism it made me feel as though I was there.  Turning the pages I just kept on thinking, what I would do if this happened to my world?  I  know I would be exactly like Shelby and try to think of ways I could keep my family safe and healthy.  We all want to protect our family.  She also made me realize that we can't stay in our small bubble all the time. We need to reach out when we can and help others along the way too.

I love that the characters never gave up hope no matter how dire the situation seemed.  They prayed and continued to ask God for his protection and guidance. 

Make sure to keep turning the pages till the very end of the book for helpful hints including, Emergency Preparation Lists for Foods with a Long shelf Life, What to Pack in an Emergency Kit, basic 3 month emergency Food Stash,  and recipes for homemade Laundry Detergent and toothpaste.  

Although I would feel okay if the story just ended here, I can imagine different scenarios that could happen in the future. I can't wait to read more of this series!

A wonderful, wonderful read! 

This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.   

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