Mini eARC Review: Ride On by Gwen Cole

Mini eARC Review: Ride On by Gwen Cole

In the near post-apocalyptic future, the skies are always gray and people are constantly searching for the sun.

Partial synopsis provided by Goodreads.

Ride On

Author: Gwen Cole
Publication Date: May 22, 2018
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Page Count: 280
Format: eARC
Genre: Young Adult, Science-Fiction, Dystopia, Western
Cover Artists: Kate Gartner & Darren Hopes
My Rating: DNF - no star rating

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All included quotes have been taken from an ARC and may not match the finished publication.


DNFing at 30 %

“In the Wild, you don’t start a fire unless you want to risk someone finding you, or you’re stupid.”

…or you are cold…or trying to fend away the critters…

When I first came across Ride On, I was pretty excited about it. To be honest, anything horse-related captures my attention easily. I should have been a bit warier seeing how this is set in a post-apocalyptic era. This book very much mimics the world depicted in the movie The Book of Eli. If you haven’t seen it, then picture a vast wasteland with Mad Max-type folks terrorizing all the good folks. Oh, and there are cannibals…

If you have seen The Book of Eli, take out the Mad Max influence (and the Biblical references), and replace it with a Western feel, and you will have Ride On. The reason why I called it quits with this book was because of the cannibalism. Its nothing that I want to read about, plain and simple.

Vulgarity: 8 words counted until stopping at 30%
Sexual content: None.
Violence: Some, including discussion of cannibalism.

Since this is a DNF read, I will not be assigning a star-review.

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