Thursday, December 14, 2023

Review: Survive the Aftermath (Small Town EMP #2) by Grace Hamilton

Survive the Aftermath

Small Town EMP #2

by Grace Hamilton

Published: August 8, 2019

Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic


The New World Order is at hand.

Civilization has crumbled since the EMP thrust humanity back into the Stone Age, and dangerous factions now scavenge for scarce resources in this terrifying new world.

Austin Merryman wonders what the future holds for his teenaged daughter, and if the madness surrounding them is even worth surviving. For now, the group is safe in his brother’s prepper house nestled in the Rockies. But the calm can’t last forever. With sixteen people crammed together in the tiny mountain home, tensions are bound to erupt. It doesn’t help that his brother’s lazy friend gets twisted pleasure from stirring up animosity, pitting brother against brother and daughter against father as battle lines are drawn.

But decisions about who stays and who goes are ripped from their hands as information on the USB drive lays bare pieces of the NWO’s plans. Austin realizes the horrifying truth of why he’s in their sights, as well as the danger he’s brought down on those he loves most. When tragedy again strikes the small group, it will be up to Austin to make the hard choices necessary to ensure their survival.

Until a dying man utters the single word that changes everything…

This novel contains violence and scenes with referenced substance abuse.

Goodreads ~ Amazon ~ BookBub

My Review:

Survive the Aftermath is the second book in the Small Town EMP series by Grace Hamilton. Survive the Aftermath grabbed my attention from the first page and never let go. I fell in love with the Small Town EMP series with the first book Survive the Chaos and I couldn’t wait to dive into book two, Survive the Aftermath.

Survive the Aftermath picks up where Survive the Chaos left off. Austin and Amanda have finally made it to his brother’s cabin. Austin was very glad to see his daughter Savannah had made it.

At least sixteen people are staying at the cabin. With so many people living in one little cabin, everyone is starting to get on each other’s nerves. There is one guy Wendell, a friend of Austin’s brother, Ennis who in particular is getting on everyone’s nerves the most.

All he wants to do is inventory while everyone else is outside doing all the heavy work. The reason Wendell wants to do inventory is because he wants to drink all the liquor.

Austin is still trying to find out what is on that USB. A group of people known as the New World Order is still looking for Austin as they want to get their hands on that USB. What is on that USB? Why do they want it so bad that they are willing to kill for it?

Austin and Amanda are teaching everyone how to defend themselves against the bad people in the world now. Yeah, the world has changed and so have a lot of people. People who are willing to kill to take whatever they want.

I know I have said it before but I am going to say it again. I love reading post-apocalyptic stories. I can’t seem to get enough of them. Survive the Aftermath was just as good if not better than the first book Survive the Chaos. The world-building is spot on.

The suspense kept me glued to the pages racing to the end not that I wanted it to end, never, but only because I couldn’t stop as I wanted to know how it was going to turn out. Oh, and I want to know what is on the USB. I wanted to know if Savannah and Malachi’s relationship was going to progress or not. I would also like to see if Austin and Amanda finally get together or not. I hope they do.

I highly recommend Survive the Aftermath to all post-apocalyptic and dystopian fans. Grab a copy of Survive the Aftermath today!

Be sure and check out all the books in the Small Town EMP series.

Survive the Chaos #1




Survive the Aftermath #2




Connect with Grace Hamilton

Website ~ Facebook ~ Goodreads ~ Amazon ~ BookBub