Genesis Rising is a post-apocalyptic planetary colonization series.
The prequel, Project Genesis, takes readers on a journey to uncovering a secret that will change humankind’s future. From here, The Cost of Survival is about desperation for survival and all the deep, dark things humans will do simply to survive. But… there’s also hope and his name is Walt Marshall.
For the record, I received an Advanced Review Copy of this book with the request that I leave an honest review for other potential readers. That said, here is my honest opinion and review. What a great book. The plot of this story is totally complex and thrilling. Talk about incredible twists and turns, this one has them in spades and you don’t even see them coming. It is unfortunate that the events in this story are so plausible and have plagued our history. The characters are great, showing the best and the worst of people. One can really get behind them in their struggles to find out the truth and do the right thing. It is difficult to know who the real villain is right up until the end. I for one was rooting for the natives. The story was well written and easy to read. The pacing of the story really gets you going with all of the surprises. The loss of a main character is a surprise but not as shocking as it could have been since I read Game of Thrones. This book is well worth the time to read it. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
A book this deserves, rather, demands, a sequel.
Amy B Proebstel
The Cost of Survival is a wonderful depiction of starting over on a new planet, including the struggle with power, resources, and food. I thoroughly enjoyed the twists in plot which keep you guessing as to what will happen next. The characters are a good mix of complicated and personable which make you care about the outcome of their planetary relocation. If you’re looking for a great series, you’ve just discovered it in this book.
Margena Adams Holmes
This book kept me turning the pages from start to finish–I hated to have to put it down to sleep at night! I loved the characters. They were well-written and made you feel for them and want to know more about them. It’s not technical at all. I can’t wait for the second book!
Will the fight to preserve the human race be the end of our humanity?
Find out in The Cost of Survival