(The Wind Cave #1)
Published by Post Hill Press
Publication date: April 7th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Post-Apocalyptic
This book had the potential to be an excellent read. Six Stanford students go on a cave exploration trip that is to be only four days long and while they are down there the U.S.A comes under nuclear attack dreadfully trapping them all below for thirty days until the radiation subsides. In my opinion, instead of being a survival story the plot mostly consists of who is hooking up together, who likes who the most, a lot of petty high school drama. Also, there is not much depth to the characters except for the exemption of Kate who narrates the story. Yes, they do have struggles, grim occurrences do occur yet that felt overridden by the amount of lustfulness in the book. Why would Percy have a Geiger monitor for a four-day long cave exploration? That was weird.
The book does have positive points. Such as, the description of inside the different areas of the cave is exquisite. The author did a good job instilling humor into the dialogue. Therefore, like this hilarious quote from Kate:
“Honestly, I said, “If I had a patient that was as big a jackass as you, I’d go all out Kevorkian”
I do not think this is a bad book. I think it is more of a young adult book which confuses the reader who is expecting a more mature read.