Book Review: Exit Kingdom by Alden Bell


Young Adult > Post-Apocalyptic

(Reapers #2)

In a world where the undead outnumber the living, Moses Todd roams the post-apocalyptic plains of America. His reprobate brother, Abraham – his only companion – has known little else.

Together, they journey because they have to; because they have nowhere to go, and no one to answer to other than themselves.

Travelling the bloody wastelands of this ruined world, Moses is looking for a kernel of truth, and a reason to keep going.

And a chance encounter presents him with the Vestal Amata, a beguiling and mysterious woman who may hold the key to salvation.

But he is not the only one seeking the Vestal. For the Vestal has a gift: a gift that might help save what is left of humanity. And it may take everything he has to free her from the clutches of those who most desire her.

Book 1: The Reapers Are The Angels review


For the pursuit of good is a constant labour, and he ain’t always got the strength in his heart.

Such decadent writing! It is a talent for an author to turned a zombie-infested world into this warm, fuzzy, and feel-good post-apocalytic place through his incredible storytelling. So I salute you, Mr. Bell. I am such a fan!

I should hate Moses Todd. His relentless pursuit of my favorite heroine Temple is an abomination in my eyes. But, but… he made me believe. In things that are no longer there. In his hopeless existence. In people that are no longer worth fighting for, worth living for.

He says something like, ‘there’s must be something wrong with me, if I always spill my thoughts to a stranger, much less thoughts on why I was still here, alive, and protecting a brother who is more worth dead than alive.’

The absolute conviction Moses have in keeping his brother, Abraham alive at all costs, it was admirable! This is what gripped me the most in Exit Kingdom. This, and the quick snippets of a girl who was more than a woman that she was given credit for. 🙂 Yay, Temple!

This Reapers series is underrated, and I am surprised why only few readers have managed to unearth it. C’mon people, read about Temple and Moses!

That’s a shame, though. Because if truth be told, the most magnificent stories come from the tales of zombie survivors.


EXIT KINGDOM by Alden Bell

Ebook, 320 pages

Published November 8th 2012 by Tor

4/5 stars


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