Wednesday, 2 December 2015

The Reapers Are The Angels

Well Written Zombie World !

Zombies have infested a fallen America. A young girl named Temple is on the run. Haunted by her past and pursued by a killer, Temple is surrounded by death and danger, hoping to be set free.

For twenty-five years, civilization has survived in meager enclaves, guarded against a plague of the dead. Temple wanders this blighted landscape, keeping to herself - and keeping her demons inside. She can't remember a time before the zombies, but she does remember an old man who took her in and the younger brother she cared for until the tragedy that set her on a personal journey toward redemption. Moving back and forth between the insulated remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond, Temple must decide where ultimately to make a home and find the salvation she seeks.


Title: The Reapers are the Angels 
Author: Alden Bell
Genre: Ficton
Publishers: Pan Macmillan India 
Price: INR. 450
Goodreads Rating : 4/5


So this is my first Post-Apocalyptic-World read . Author had penned down a simple story which revolves around the protagonist Temple who left the island to discover far new lands . On the way she stumble into different kind of humans and meatskins aka Slugs(Zombies ) . After reaching mainland , Abraham misbehaves with her and end up losing his life . With Ruby's help , she makes out of the area but got tailed by Moss Todd , Abraham's brother , who stay concrete to kill her any how .While running away she came across Maury , usually called Dummy in the plot & decided to get him back to his family to earn some good points .
Temple is a difficult character to relate to. She's tough and hard. She handles herself in a way I'd like to think I would do when zombies take over the planet. She kills with precision, both zombie and human when necessary. But she's broken. "Am I evil? " is what she wants to know and shed her shame. The world that she lives in is a terrible place . She knows nothing else. Responsibility and honor guide her through a world with no rules. Moss Todd is portrayed as an enemy who sticked to his word and commands honour even during futile time . 

The Reapers are The Angels is a mature book, the violence and gore are intense and the lessons in it are hard learned. It's the moral though; that I think takes an adult mind to truly grasp. Concepts of sacrifice, family, and morality are rarely conveyed as profoundly as they are in Reapers. Bell has managed to give us the perfect Anti-Heroine in a world without heroes in a time without hope. Temple takes us on a journey through the worst parts of human nature only to show us that in the end, all that matters is what you hold inside of you.

" Sometimes when there's no light to see by , that's when everything turns clear & sharp "

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This is Not a Paid Review ! The Opinions expressed in the review are my own , and remain unbiased and uninfluenced . "

                                                                            - Rahul Rai Khatri

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