Sitting down to write this review there are so many things I want to say about this novel, but I just don’t know if I have the words. So I’m not going to tell you what the book was about (you can discover that on your own), but instead I’m going to tell you how it made me feel.
First off, The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold was simply amazing! This is one of those rare books where once the last page was turned I immediately wanted to go right back to the beginning and start over again. The writing is poetic, insightful and deep. The characters came to life on the page – they felt like old friends, and I immediately cared deeply about them. And the whole concept of this post-apocalyptic book was truly unique and utterly refreshing! I will admit that more than once this book invaded my dreams... apparently I couldn’t stop thinking about it even in my sleep.
A mix of Station Eleven (Emily St. John Mandel), Swan Song (Robert McCammon), Recursion (Blake Crouch), and The Dog Stars (Peter Heller) – The Electric Kingdom is a wholly original work and an amazing read!
This book is categorized as Young Adult, but if you’re way past your teen years – as I am – do not let this stop you! The characters may be young, but story is very mature and engaging. This book is really going to make you think!
Five stars go to this extremely captivating and impressive novel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️