Apr 102014
Review: ShiftShift (, Silo #2) by Hugh Howey
Published by Self published on Jan 27, 2013
Genres: Adult, Post Apocalyptic
Format: eBook from Purchased
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Rating: three-stars

In a future less than fifty years away, the world is still as we know it. Time continues to tick by. The truth is that it is ticking away. A powerful few know what lies ahead. They are preparing for it. They are trying to protect us. They are setting us on a path from which we can never return. A path that will lead to destruction. A path that will take us below ground. The history of the silo is about to be written. Our future is about to begin.

Similar to the first book in the Wool series, this book is comprised of multiple short stories that make up a longer one. In this book, each of the short stories is closely linked, following the same narrator through different points in time.

This book takes place before the first Wool book and tells the story of the origin of the silos. It’s a scary, realistic story that has a distinct possibility of coming true. This realism adds an element of horror as it shows exactly what modern people are capable of, and it’s not pretty.

While this was an interesting book, I didn’t find it nearly as exciting as the first one. This was mostly due to the fact that I knew how everything would turn out because I had already read the first book. I think if the order were switched and this came first, followed by Wool, the story would have been more gripping and exciting. Instead it had the air of simply confirming what I already knew.

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