White Horse: Book summary and reviews of White Horse by Alex Adams

White Horse

A Novel

by Alex Adams

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White Horse by Alex Adams

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The world has ended, but her journey has just begun.

Thirty-year-old Zoe leads an ordinary life until the end of the world arrives. She is cleaning cages and floors at Pope Pharmaceuticals when the president of the United States announces that human beings are no longer a viable species. When Zoe realizes that everyone she loves is disappearing, she starts running. Scared and alone in a shockingly changed world, she embarks on a remarkable journey of survival and redemption. Along the way, Zoe comes to see that humans are defined not by their genetic code, but rather by their actions and choices. White Horse offers hope for a broken world, where love can lead to the most unexpected places.

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"Starred Review. Adams has an excellent sense of timing, delivering gasp-inducing moments that punctuate her nightmare with verve. But it's Zoe's clear-eyed sense of self-preservation that will keep readers waiting for Adams' follow-up." - Kirkus Reviews

"Starred Review. The novel relies heavily on biblical and Greek myths to welcome readers to Zoe’'s nightmare, but it's a small price to pay for the jolt." - Kirkus Reviews

"The first-person, present-tense narrative adds immediacy and builds on the story's natural tension. Though the book loses focus as the journey drags on, postapocalyptic literature is hot these days, and this newest entry will appeal to its many readers." - Library Journal

"Written with such skill and confidence that it sits easily in the pantheon of post-apocalyptic thrillers alongside the likes of Justin Cronin and Stephen King." - Bookpage

"Adams' fantasy is brilliant! It's McCarthy's The Road on hope steroids. Adams' narrative is the prose of the world's destruction, beautiful yet horrible. Her amazing characters are full of both hope and hopelessness in the face of death - and worse. This is what apocalyptic fiction will aspire to be from now on." - RT Book Reviews

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Alex Adams

Alex Adams was born in Auckland, New Zealand. She lived in Greece and Australia before settling in Portland, Oregon. In between moving continents, Alex received a BA from the University of New England in Armidale, Australia and went on to teach English as a Second Language.

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