Book Title: The Book of Koli
Series: Rampart Trilogy (#1)
Author: M.R. Carey
Goodreads Link: Click here
Release Date: 4/14/20
Star Rating: – The start to a new favorite series!
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Beyond the walls of the small village of Mythen Rood lies an unrecognizable world. A world where overgrown forests are filled with choker trees and deadly vines and seeds that will kill you where you stand. And if they don’t get you, one of the dangerous shunned men will.
Koli has lived in Mythen Rood his entire life. He knows the first rule of survival is that you don’t venture beyond the walls.
What he doesn’t know is – what happens when you aren’t given a choice? – Goodreads
I have a new favorite series *happy dance*. I really loved this weird, clever, wise, little post-apocalyptic story.
The book touches on themes of climate change, dystopia, and the ways we relate to technology and Artificial Intelligence. That being said, the book doesn’t bog you down in technical stuff. It’s a really interesting, page turner of a book.
Koli is a terrific character. He has lived a life that is at once constantly beset by danger, but also completely insular and sheltered. Because of the events of this book he has to face the world in all its terrifying reality. His world has been thrown into chaos, and yet Koli retains his sweetness and good heart. I really liked him.
This is not a surprise since M.R. Carey is the accomplished author of The Girl with All the Gifts, another excellent post-apocalyptic movie about zombies. I fully recommend that book as well. I think it’s been made into a movie too but I haven’t seen it yet.
The Book of Koli, is the first in a trilogy and I have already added the author to my search fields for Netgalley because I don’t want to miss the next installment. If you’re looking for dystopia, which I acknowledge may not be everyone’s cup of tea at the present moment, I can tell you that you won’t be sorry if you pick up this book.