A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Celebrate Lit. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.Life After E.L.E. by J.C. Morrows
Series: Frozen World #1
Published by S&G Publishing on November 29th 2016
Genres: Christian, Dystopian, Young Adult
Source: Celebrate Lit
Extinction Level Event (E.L.E.): An event where all species on the planet can become extinct.
Rule#1: Be inside the gates before sunset.
Eve was born inside the caves. She was taught that rule - and many others - before she could walk. It should be the easiest thing in the world for her to remember.
But life is not always simple.
Life does not always go as planned . . .
When a rogue moon was discovered on a collision course with the Earth, we thought we had a solid plan.
We were wrong. And we were lied to.
Now Eve is in a race against time, discovery and danger around every corner - to find a truth that has been hidden for more than ten years.
A truth her father died to protect her from.
Life after E.L.E is the first book in the Frozen World series by J.C. Morrows and follows the story of a young woman named Eve who is trying to find her way in a post-apocalyptic world. While this series is considered Christian; I felt it a was a little edgy and contained a bit more romance than I am used to seeing within the genre. This was my only real complaint with the book. I did feel that the kisses were a little more detailed than was necessary for the young age group while under a Christian banner. That’s not to say that I’m a prude at all. I just tend to hold a christian novel to a higher standard on these issues. This book simply lacked Christian content. I think I would have liked it much more if it had been classified as secular fiction.
Overall, I felt that the book was intriguing but it lacked character building. You can tell that the author put a lot of thought into her characters but that some of their depth was lost in translation. This was especially true of the rushed romance between Eve and Jude. I simply felt that the passion they demonstrated was not only a bit hot and heavy for a Christian Young Adult book but there was no building up to such a climax.
The story reads at a very steady pace and I enjoyed the voice of the protagonist. However, I am hoping for more of a Christian presence and more physical restraint in future installments. Would I recommend this book to others? Probably. Would I let my teen read this book? Again, probably. I don’t feel that this book is worse than secular fiction. However, as previously stated, I do tend to hold and judge Christian fiction on a higher moral standard.