What Survives of Us

What Survives of Us

by Kathy Miner

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Naomi sees her first corpse in a Colorado Springs grocery store, but it won’t be her last. With devastating speed, a plague sweeps first the city, then the state, then the world, leaving less than 1% of the population to go on. Naomi, a gentle and sheltered housewife, finds herself fighting for survival in a world populated by desperate people, where might-makes-right, and mercy and compassion are in short supply. Fellow survivors Jack, a youth minister from Woodland Park; Grace, a 17-year-old high school student from Limon; and Naomi’s daughter Piper, a student at the University of Northern Colorado, all find themselves searching for a safe path forward…because it’s not just the world that has changed.

The plague that decimates the human race also pushes mankind into evolutionary change. Those who survive are different, profoundly so, in ways they are just beginning to comprehend. As Naomi struggles to protect and reunite what’s left of her family, she must also learn to understand and accept the changes in herself. In this strange new world, her survival, and the survival of those she loves, depends on it.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155157540
Publisher: Kathy Miner
Publication date: 03/01/2018
Series: The Colorado Chapters
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 53,379
File size: 515 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kathy Miner lives in Colorado Springs with her family and her critters. When she isn’t writing or “momming,” she enjoys reading everything from current scientific research to the Harry Potter series to Shakespeare. She also loves hiking in all kinds of weather, especially when she can bully one of her sweet pups into coming along, and she will try her hand at any kind of hand-craft there is. You can learn more about her and her novels on Facebook at Kathy Miner Books, via email at kathyminerwriter@gmail.com, or on her website at www.authorkathyminer.com.

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What Survives of Us 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an avid reader and this one of the best books I have read. Heart warming, heartbreaking. I have not experienced such a full immersion into a world in years. Please read. You will love the honesty, truth of human condition and reality of this scenario. I implore you to read this book. I read in a day, just as I did with Enders Game, Harry Potter.... This may not be as wide reaching, but this is a book that should be just as adored. Read it. You will see.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book doesn't hold back. It's full of heartbreak and adventure. I can't wait to see what happens with the rest of the survivors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More, More,More! Well written exciting & facinating.!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite What Survives of Us by Kathy Miner is a supernatural dystopian thriller that begins where most of the rest of the human population ends, with the surviving 1% following a worldwide epidemic of plague. “It was untreatable. There was no vaccine. It was 99-100% fatal.” Miner's introductions include the characters followed in the plot, who are each given their own point of view within the story: Naomi, Jack, Grace, Quinn, and Piper. As the survivors descend into chaos, two interesting twists emerge. The first is that those who have outlived the virus cannot outrun the violent and destructive demise of humanity. Brutality and complete degradation run rampant, with rape, murder, and torturous revenge fueling those who are left. The second is that those same people have all been imparted with unique powers. How they choose to use it – and abuse it – is up to them. What Survives of Us is the first in Kathy Miner's Colorado Chapters series and, as a note of warning, it does end with a cliffhanger. Thankfully, this isn't nearly as painful as what happens within the pages of this exquisitely written novel, since book two, Where the Light Enters, has already been released. Miner has taken an overly saturated genre and reinvigorated it with a skilled balancing act of realism and the supernatural. The darkness and whole abandonment of morality are laid bare with not even the most likable characters spared...which is where the realism seeps in. All of the usual tropes are cast off as Miner builds a world that, superhuman abilities aside, is likely to be a more accurate representation of moral descent than any I have read before. There's no question that this series will appeal to lovers of Stephen King's The Stand, giving rise to a formidable new author who is deserving of the comparison in every regard.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put the book down had a few ugly parts but with what was going on it would happen no matter what can't wait to start the next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me reading when I should have been working. Can’t wait to start the next one!