I was provided with an ARC of this title from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
“Life is rife with questions we never answer. What we can do is be thankful we’re here and live the best life we can muster.” Benji, Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
This book is a roller coaster ride. It captures all of the anticipation of the climb, and all of the hysteria that accompanies the lightning fast descent. The end of the world as we know it begins innocuously, with a whimper, not a bang. And then suddenly it has arrived, and there is no escaping it.
Shana wants to protect her sister, Benji wants to both find purpose and restore his reputation, and the Black Swan wants to restore balance. This is a story that uses their demons and struggles to highlight the disastrous calamity of humanity’s overconsumption and misguided ideals. It is an ironic examination of the quest to create and improve. The plot was full of intrigue, wisdom and vulnerability, and kept me guessing until the very end.
For fans of Heinlein, Asimov and Bradbury, this is a must-read.