Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
Last Ones Left Alive
Flatiron Books, August 2019
Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic
From the publisher—
Remember your just-in-cases. Beware tall buildings. Always have your knives.
Raised in isolation by her mother and Maeve on a small island off the coast of a post-apocalyptic Ireland, Orpen’s life has revolved around training to fight a threat she’s never seen. More and more she feels the call of the mainland, and the prospect of finding other survivors.
But that is where danger lies, too, in the form of the flesh-eating menace known as the skrake.
Then disaster strikes. Alone, pushing an unconscious Maeve in a wheelbarrow, Orpen decides her last hope is abandoning the safety of the island and journeying across the country to reach the legendary banshees, the rumored all-female fighting force that battles the skrake.
But the skrake are not the only threat…
Why am I waiting so eagerly? For one thing, post-apocalyptic is one of my very favorite subgenres. Also, I love the idea of this being set in Ireland because this sort of book is never set there, at least not to my knowledge, but I can’t think of a better place than a country that is pre-disposed to, shall we say, unexpected things happening. AND it has beasties!!