by Nicole R. Taylor
Publication date: October 15th 2013
Genres: Adult, Post-Apocalyptic
Designed by Paper and Sage Design
I had never known what it was to be hungry.
Everyone I ever knew was dead. If they weren’t, then they wished they were.
I know I did.
Prue Ashford has been surviving alone in the Australian bush for the last three years. After an unknown virus wiped out most of the human population, she escaped the chaos and hid. Every town and city was locked down into quarantine, but that only led to the inevitable. Death.
Living off the land, avoiding other survivors turned bad, she’s led a lonely life, surviving on the edge of a very narrow cliff. The moment she begins to lose hope is when she meets the handsome and enigmatic, Shaw.
He’s the first human being she’s seen in three years that hasn’t tried to kill her and she doesn’t dare to hope. She’d given up finding anyone alive that still had goodness inside of them.
Her only option if she wants to live is to trust Shaw and he takes her to the isolated community he calls home. Being among people again is it’s own challenge and Prue finds herself tested on every front. Making friends was never easy for her and making them after an apocalypse is even harder.
Hannah, the town’s apprentice doctor, becomes the closest thing Prue has to a best friend and Nan fast becomes her surrogate mother. Shaw brings feelings to the surface that she would rather forget and Eva, the mayor’s daughter, seems hell bent on making her life a living hell.
In the end, Prue must make a decision. Stay in the town at the end of the world and learn how to love again, or go back into the wasteland of human civilisation and go it alone.
What Remains is a gritty story of human survival. When society crumbles and chaos reigns, people become desperate. They turn to violence and resort to extreme measures to go on living. Parts of this story may be confronting for some people. It contains violent situations staged by desperate people, the extremes that people go to to show their love and a dose of bad language. It’s recommended for readers 18 and up.
Nicole R. Taylor is a Paranormal, Urban Fantasy and Contemporary Romance author from country Victoria, Australia.
Previously, she has written for various small street press music and entertainment publications as a gig and album reviewer before publishing her first Urban Fantasy novel in early 2013.
When she isn’t writing, Nicole likes to spend time curled up with a good book and her 3-year-old rescue cat, Burger. She gets itchy feet more often than not and has lived in three countries and travelled to three times as many.
No wonder that in this blog, Nicole R. Taylor is one of Alice's favorite authors.
When it came to light this story, I think we were all euphoric by his brother The Devil's Tattoo (even we are for the next release of the book 2). I was able to hosting the cover to reveal, is beautiful, very fresh, unlike the dark colors that Nicole has accustomed us to see on their covers. But still had the essence of his style: tattoos.
Who has a tattoo on this story? Prudence Ashford , or only Prue.
She is the protagonist of the story, something I love about the protagonists of Nicole's books is that they are independent women, strong character but know how to be subtle and show that side of wanting to be loved with respect and for what they are.
She told the story of what happened on a pandemic, we see first part of his life before and that's what happened with his family and then change when he meets Shaw.
Who is Shaw? The boy handsome, mysterious and perhaps the little hope for Prue, that there is a light in the midst of chaos.
The story is crude but cute, I like very much the fact is the first book in genre sci-fi dystopia with the writer writes, perhaps in a few leaves still a little note is his first book in this genre and I think She has a great ability to tell a other story of this type. He manages to make the reader put to seriously questioning about what can do to survive and still not lose your consciousness and emotions.
I loved each character was well defined, also that Prue will use Japanese weapons! I have many favorite moments in this book.
I highly recommend you read this book, ok, I take two days to read it but it was during my trips to school on the subway. The book lightened my way and kept me in suspense amid the chaos of what could be the subway,
I would like read to much, a different story of this type of Nicole R. Taylor and continue to amaze us with his incredible imagination
P.S: I am Fan of Nan, She is cool! She should have her story about the time he lived.
P.S1.1: I asked me, what type of songs inspired you to write this book?