By David Patneaude
Summary: It’s the year 2097 and almost all the men are gone. Thirty years ago an airborne virus nearly caused man’s extinction. When the threat of another breakout occurs, Kellen goes searching for his father to warn him. Desperate to find his dad in time, Kellen uncovers a secret that will not only threaten his life, but could change the course of history once again.
Review: I do enjoy dystopian novels and Epitaph Road was definitely a fun read. I think readers who enjoy fast paced plots with a lot of action will enjoy this dystopian. The story moved along very quickly and there were definitely a few moments when I was holding my breath. I think the idea is very interesting. I was especially surprised by the realization that many of our really important professions would be almost diminished if all the men died, doctors, lawyers, government, police, etc. However, there were some plot elements that were a little problematic for me. I found some of the key elements pretty predictable and unbelievable. I also wasn’t all that connected to the characters, I think the story moved too fast to really be able to connect to any of them. However, I think there is definitely an audience for this book.
Also by David Patneaude: Colder than Ice, Dark Starry Morning, Deadly Drive,
If you liked Epitaph Road you might also enjoy: Unwind by Neal Shusterman, For the Win by Cory Doctorow, The Line by Teri Hall, The Carbon Diaries 2017 and The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Rating: W2.5/4 C2/4 P2.5/4 O2.5/4 PP3/4 CR1/4
Grade Level Interest: MJ