The next speculative fiction bestseller?


After Justin Cronin's The Passage (Canada, USA, Europe, AbeBooks), Alden Bell's The Reapers are the Angels appears to be the next big hit. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.

Already out in the USA in trade paperback, the novel will be released in hardback in the UK next week. It has already garnered a slew of rave reviews.

Here's the blurb:

God is a slick god. Temple knows. She knows because of all the crackerjack miracles still to be seen on this ruined globe...

Older than her years and completely alone, Temple is just trying to live one day at a time in a post-apocalyptic world, where the undead roam endlessly, and the remnant of mankind who have survived, at times, seem to retain little humanity themselves.

This is the world she was born into. Temple has known nothing else. Her journey takes her to far-flung places, to people struggling to maintain some semblance of civilization – and to those who have created a new world order for themselves.

When she comes across the helpless Maury, she attempts to set one thing right, if she can just get him back to his family in Texas then maybe it will bring redemption for some of the terrible things she's done in her past. Because Temple has had to fight to survive, has done things that she's not proud of and, along the road, she’s made enemies.

Now one vengeful man is determined that, in a world gone mad, killing her is the one thing that makes sense

Sounds interesting based on all the great reviews, but I have to admit that I'm getting tired of zombies, vampires, werewolves, and angels. . .

Here's the book trailer:



4 commentaires:

Ophelia99 said...

I read this book last month and it really was a great book. I know it's another zombie book, but it deals more with finding beauty in destruction and fighting the darkness of humanity more than it does with zombies. Here's my review of it if you are curious:
http://karissabooks.blogspot.com/2010/07/review-reapers-are-angels-by-alden-bell.html

SQT said...

I *should* have a copy of this on the way. I've heard good things about it, so it may be the next big thing.

Perkunos said...

It was an excelent book I must say. I read it and loved it It was a fresh new book on the all apocalipytic/zombie books.
Better than some classics. I reviewed this book... Anyone wanting to see it..
http://perkunos.blogspot.com/2010/08/review-reapers-are-angels-alden-bell.html

Brandon said...

I loved it. It isn't so much about the zombies as it is about the main character.