The Shock of Survival

The Shock of Survival In the wake of the final battle against The Oppressor Benedict Ophelia and Dylan face their magical community in triumph But that triumph rapidly loses its shine as they realise the war is not so ea

  • Title: The Shock of Survival
  • Author: Nicole Field
  • ISBN: 9781620048900
  • Page: 479
  • Format: ebook
  • In the wake of the final battle against The Oppressor, Benedict, Ophelia and Dylan face their magical community in triumph But that triumph rapidly loses its shine as they realise the war is not so easily left behind Returning to, and relearning, the lives they had before proves to be difficult than even they had anticipated.

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    1. I received a copy of The Shock of Survival in exchange for an honest review.I enjoyed The Shock of Survival. The premise of the book is simple enough: Three heroes – Ophelia Grey, Benedict Whitford and Dylan Hargrove – try to return to their lives after defeating The Oppressor. This book has a brilliant concept. From the very first page, this book had me enthralled. The story was captivating. This book had my attention right up until the end.I liked that this book wasn’t just focused on a [...]

    2. Overall, this was a good story, but it would have been better served with more editing and more length. Check out the full review on my blog!

    3. This is definitely not your average YA story. The war is over, but we're not talking a blasted-wasteland-of-doom scenario here. Field gives us a society in the process of rebuilding itself; in a sense, trying to find its identity again. Her main characters - Ophelia, Benedict, and Dylan - may have been heroes of the war, but they're not immune to the same crises as everyone around them. Unlike the majority, however, they only have each other to hold onto, because the very thing that made them he [...]

    4. Great premise and a solid emotional heart.This novella deals with the aftermath of overthrowing a regime when you're young and idealistic and do it like all the stories tell you to. It about not being sure what you've gotten yourself into until you're in way too deep and everything's worse than you could have ever imagined. And about how you live with yourself and the people who both lived through it with you and didn't. It's about the aftermath. The emotions and ideas here were really strong. I [...]

    5. I enjoyed The Shock of Survival. When I saw it on NetGalley, I noticed that it was from LT3, and have read a few works from this publisher in the past. Everything I’ve read thus far from LT3 have been solid stories.The premise of the book is simple enough: Three heroes try to return to their lives after defeating The Oppressor. I’ve often wondered this about stories I’ve enjoyed. The aftermath of their heroic deeds has to change them. I mean, after you defeat the villain, aliens or evil ro [...]

    6. I really enjoyed reading this, it had the right mix between dealing with the changes in yourself and others after a traumatic event, and fleshed out the past in a really interesting way. The only problem I had with this is that I read it too fast so I had to go back multiple times and reread sentences, which is more my problem than anything else. 10/10 would recommend :D

    7. I enjoyed this exploration of what happens after the big magical war has been won. The reintegration into everyday life and the characters working out where they fit now. Full of magic with a smattering of romance, a unique story in a unique setting.

    8. I received an ARC of this book in return for an honest review. Personally, I've always been interested in books that continue where other stories may leave off, the books that ask "Okay, but what happen after the big event?" (if you feel the same, I can also recommend Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire), and this book has a brilliant concept in that regard. We're all familiar with the YA dystopias with teen protagonists who have skills no one else has and are therefore thrust into a high-st [...]

    9. This book is an entry in the Aurealis Awards for 2016, for which I am a judge. Any review will be withheld until the results of the awards are announced.

    10. Shock of Survival was good, but not great. I wouldn't call it bad though. It was just plain old eh. I feel like I've read it 500 times before. It legit just felt like a weird jumble of Mortal Instruments, Harry Potter, and Carry On. Overall, the worldbuilding was weak and the ending was sort of confusing. Also posted on: bookishlythinking/

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