Monday, December 2, 2013

Book Review - Last Light

Last Light is a novel by New York Times best-selling suspense author Terri Blackstock.  From the back cover: The city of Birmingham, Alabama, is experiencing a massive blackout.  Planes suddenly lose power and crash to the earth. Cars stall in the middle of the street and won't restart. Cell phones and the internet are dead.  All communications are cut off. Is it a terrorist attack....or something far worse?
My thoughts: When I started reading the book, it sounded just like the tv show Revolution because of the same scenario - power goes out worldwide and people need to adapt to survive.  What surprised me is that Ms. Blackstock actually wrote this novel years before the tv show!  In her novel, the Branning family members need to decide whether or not to hoard their possessions or to trust in God and share their resources with others.  While they are trying to rebuild their lives and learn to live without power, people in their neighborhood start getting killed.  Is it one of the Branning's friends or someone else? 
I really enjoyed reading this book.  The plot was fast-moving and the action keeps going until the end.  I would recommend this book to others and am looking forward to reading the other books in the series.
Disclosure: I received this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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