Scavenger of Souls by Joshua David Bellin is like “Mad Max” meets “Enders Game” and is a thrilling sequel to Survival Colony 9. It’s Sci-Fi at the high-end of Sci-Fi, with aliens, crazed scientists, bad-ass heroines, and adventure. There was so much tension and turmoil–especially during the scary scenes–that I was glad my poodle was snuggling next to me on the couch to keep me safe.
“There is no luck left in this world.”
Querry Genn made some shocking discoveries at the end of Survival Colony 9, but at the beginning Scavenger of Souls he doesn’t have time to process any of them. The one person who could fill him in on the details, won’t explain anything. The remnant of the colony is on a death march, searching for sanctuary in The Sheltered Lands. But if there’s one thing that’s certain in this post-apocalyptic world it’s that nobody will help you for free. When Querry meets Mercy, a stormy teenage girl with a hunger for revenge, he learns answers to his past that will change the future of the entire human race.
“You can’t choose the life you’re given. But you can choose the kind of man you want to be.”
In addition to being a page-turner full of action and suspense, Scavenger of Souls has depth that really touched me. It’s about how part of growing up is learning to make smart choices with the information you have at hand. It also explores that precipice between the teenage years and adulthood when you realize, “Crap, this is a lot harder than I thought it would be.”
I was lucky to receive a sneak peek at Scavenger of Souls, but I already have my copy on preorder. I can’t wait for it to hit stores on August 23rd, 2016!