To the surprise of no Mike Chen fans, his sophomore novel A Beginning at the End [MIRA Books, 1/14/20] is now at three stars! Let us review (no pun intended):
Says LJ: “Sometimes it is not the violent battles of post-apocalyptic stories that pull readers in; it is the emotional connection of humanity finding their way. Chen’s prose lights a brilliant, fragile path through the darkness.” –Library Journal, starred review
Says PW: “By foregrounding family, Chen manages to imbue his apocalypse with heart, hope, and humanity. Sci-fi fans will delight in this lovingly rendered tale.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
Says Booklist: “A Beginning at the End is the best kind of dystopian novel: one rooted deeply in the hearts of [Chen’s] characters and emphasizing hope and connection over fear. Chen has a true gift for making the biggest of worlds center around the most complex workings of hearts, and his newest is compelling, realistic, and impossible to put down.” –Booklist, starred review
And thank your lucky stars, it’s still available to preview on Netgalley. Request it here!
P.S. If you love the read, don’t forget to vote it for LibraryReads by December 1!