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10 thoughts on “Disaster's Children

  1. says:

    I m going to keep this one short I was so excited to read this as the summary sounded wonderful and I have Kindle Unlimited so it was very simple to obtain Sadly, it never converted into a spectacular read Marlo and her fellow enclave inhabitants weren t ultimately the most interesting bunch though their existence sequestered from the wider society was a very interesting setup The information on the culmination of climate change on the wider world is received in drips via email or news glean I m going to keep this one short I was so excited to read this as the summary sounded wonderful and I have Kindle Unlimited so it was very simple to obtain Sadly, it never converted into a spectacular read Marlo and her fellow enclave inhabitants weren t ultimately the most interesting bunch though their existence sequestered from the wider society was a very interesting setup The information on the culmination of climate change on the wider world is received in drips via email or news gleaned from the internet and I thought that at least was a novel way to tell that part of the story For as much time as spent with Marlo and the others, it felt like they were at a distance too but I found I didn t care about them enough to much mind The big deal of the story is will Marlo stay on the ranch or will she strike out on her own and go out to the Disaster and what about her love life I can tell you this, by book s end, I no longer cared.I like a quiet apocalyptic story see Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel, The Book of M by Peng Shepherd and The Last One by Alexandra Oliva there was some very nice prose but the story just didn t speak to me


  2. says:

    Interesting premise setting but Boring 1.5 rounded up because it s a debut.


  3. says:

    ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review When I read the synopsis of this book I d imagined a whole other story than the one I got It unfortunately did not meet the expectations I set when I started this novel I was expectingsuspense, action, and twists and turns However, what I got was a monotone story with unrelatable characters I didn t like that almost the whole story was set on the self sustaining Oregon ranch I would ve loved for the main character to grow a ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review When I read the synopsis of this book I d imagined a whole other story than the one I got It unfortunately did not meet the expectations I set when I started this novel I was expectingsuspense, action, and twists and turns However, what I got was a monotone story with unrelatable characters I didn t like that almost the whole story was set on the self sustaining Oregon ranch I would ve loved for the main character to grow and explore the outside world, because the world the author had created was pretty intriguing, and I would ve loved to see it broughtto life on paper What I got at the end of this book is what I would ve loved to have happened in the middle of story It had a very slow pace, and the main character wasn t that interesting to be honest I couldn t connect to her and I didn t like her that much She was in her mid twenties but acted way younger This book didn t feel finished, it ended when the story was starting to get good This story feltlike a first book in a series, and if that was the case I would ve definitely gave it an extra star


  4. says:

    I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This book hits all of the points that I find fascinating and terrifying about the rapid and long term effects of climate change Marlo, the adopted daughter of two people who read the writing on the wall two decades ago, lives in a compound in rural Oregon Among them in their community are other wealthy people who picked up and left their old jobs, friends, and lives to get ready for the collapse of society, which they expect I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This book hits all of the points that I find fascinating and terrifying about the rapid and long term effects of climate change Marlo, the adopted daughter of two people who read the writing on the wall two decades ago, lives in a compound in rural Oregon Among them in their community are other wealthy people who picked up and left their old jobs, friends, and lives to get ready for the collapse of society, which they expect to happen in their lifetimes When a stranger shows up at the gates of the community and throws a wrench into Marlo s life, she wonders if it s worth leaving the safety of the community and going back out into the Disaster The author used to write long form journalism, and it shows in the writing there are many carefully crafted sentences and lovely descriptions, but I feel that the craft of the writing took precedent over the crafting of the story It took nearly half the book to get to the inciting incident that gets Marlo s story really going, and by then I almost didn t care any Marlo s everyday routines, relationship with her parents, relationship with the newcomer, all of it felt like we were just being pushed along in the story instead of pulled forward with curiosity I never felt a burning question about what was going to happen next


  5. says:

    There were parts of this book that I enjoyed and parts that I wanted to enjoy But didn t I enjoyed reading about the compound and the people and personalities that kept the place running But that might just be the prepper in me There were parts of the plot that I could have done without, for instance, the one night standwas it crucial to the plot But, I m sure the author had a plan So little things kept me from enjoying the book , but overall, it wasn t a bad read.


  6. says:

    Yet another story with an interesting premise but poor execution Adopted Marlowe has lived in aWealthy idyllic self sustaining ranch while the outside world the disaster due to climate change Is on the brink of catastrophe The story was just too slow for me, with little conflict and predictable twists.


  7. says:

    I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.Long a fan of dystopian, post apocalyptic fiction, this seemed promising Unfortunately, I found it boring, with poor character development, and predictable plotting Only my opinion.


  8. says:

    Liked the idea, but ending was a bit of a let down.


  9. says:

    I thought I would probably like it based on the premise and the cover which I love but even with out many expectations I was still disappointed A blurb on the cover described it as rich with detail but I found a lot of the details pointless And I like my details to have a point The way the characters acted and reacted to each other always struck me as slightly off, like it actually the way real humans would react and talk in that situation The book just ended up irritating me with all th I thought I would probably like it based on the premise and the cover which I love but even with out many expectations I was still disappointed A blurb on the cover described it as rich with detail but I found a lot of the details pointless And I like my details to have a point The way the characters acted and reacted to each other always struck me as slightly off, like it actually the way real humans would react and talk in that situation The book just ended up irritating me with all the ways I thought it could have been better


  10. says:

    Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review This was my first time reading this author and I really enjoyed the book It s a dystopian tale and I love stories based on what could happen to the world She did a really good job with character creation and I m hoping there will bebooks to follow this one There was an unnecessary sex scene that was just thrown in there it seemed but other than that the book was good and I will readby her.


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Disaster's Children summary pdf Disaster's Children, summary chapter 2 Disaster's Children, sparknotes Disaster's Children, Disaster's Children f65b1ac As The World Dies, A Woman Must Choose Between Her Own Survival And That Of Humankind Raised In A Privileged Community Of Wealthy Survivalists On An Idyllic, Self Sustaining Oregon Ranch, Marlo Has Always Been Insulated The Outside World, Which The Ranchers Call The Disaster, Is A Casualty Of Ravaging Climate Change, A Troubled Landscape On The Brink Of Catastrophe For As Long As Marlo Can Remember, The Unknown That Lies Beyond The Borders Of Her Utopia Has Been A Curious Obsession But Just As She Plans Her Escape Into The Chaos Of The Real World, A Charismatic New Resident Gives Her A Compelling Reason To Stay And, Soon Enough, A Reason To Doubt And To Fear His IntentionsNow, Feeling And Trapped In A Paradise That S Become A Prison, Marlo Has A Choice Stay In The Only Home She S Ever Known Or Break Away, Taking Its Secrets Of Survival With HerSet In A Chillingly Possible, Very Near Future, Disaster S Children Is A Provocative Debut Novel About Holding On To What We Know And Letting Go Of It For The Unknown And The Unknowable

  • Kindle Edition
  • 315 pages
  • Disaster's Children
  • Emma Sloley
  • 14 October 2019

About the Author: Emma Sloley

Emma Sloley began her career as an editor at Harper s BAZAAR Australia before moving to New York to become a freelance travel writer Her short fiction and creative non fiction has appeared in literary journals such as Catapult, Yemassee Journal, The Masters Review Anthology, The Tishman Review, Structo, Cleaver, JMWW, and Barren magazine.Her travel writing has been published in Travel Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Departures, Coastal Living, Gourmet Traveller, Virtuoso Life and New York magazine, among many others.Emma is a MacDowell fellow and has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, and her debut novel, DISASTER S CHILDREN, is forthcoming from Little A Books on November 5, 2019.Born in Australia, Emma now divides her time between the US and the city of M rida, Mexico She lives with her husband, the writer Adam McCulloch.