Review: The Storm by Virginia Bergin (no spoilers)




The Storm 

Author: Virginia Bergin

Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books

Genres: Young Adult, Teen, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Apocalyptic, Horror.

Pages: 371

Format: Paperback

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

“I’ll tell you a weird thing about apocalypses – a thing I didn’t even know until I was in one: they seem pretty bad, don’t they? Well, take it from me: they can always get worse.”

Three months after the killer rain first fell, Ruby is beginning to realise her father might be dead . . . and that she cannot survive alone. When a chance encounter lands her back in the army camp, Ruby thinks she is safe – at a price. Being forced to live with Darius Spratt is bad enough, but if Ruby wants to stay she must keep her eyes – and her mouth – shut. It’s not going to happen. When she realizes what is going on – the army is trying to find a cure by experimenting on human subjects – Ruby flips out . . . and makes an even more shocking discovery: she’s not useless at all. The Storm begins . . .


Guys,this book was sooooooo much better than the first one!!! And it answers to a lot of the questions that you may have from the previous book! So I totally encourage you to GO GET IT if you liked The Rain! 😛

So, if you read my review on The Rain, you see that the only annoying thing is the main character’s lack of self-preservation and her sense of priorities, well that changed. Ruby, is now much more aware of the risk, she studied the clouds, and even other stuff that might help her, but of course she is still Ruby, and you will see that is the best part! She had to grow fast by herself to survive, but like everyone she has her down moments. 

There is a lot of “scary” moments in this book, not just the fact that people die from the rain, no that’s not enough. People are different from each other. People think different, they want different things and like always, some have power some don’t! In my way of thinking the way the author describes the scenes it seems very believable in our world, and that’s what is most sad. That people often are not what they seem. 

In this book you have the chance to know Ruby a lot more, and actually like her and care a lot about her! (I just couldn’t put this book down!)

This book makes you come up with a lot of feelings, like anger, fear, hope, hate and love. 


The only thing I have to point out, is that I wasn’t much of a fan of the end, not because it was not good, but because it was a bit rushed, okay, a lot rushed! Maybe they should have done a third book…

Anyway, I loved this book, and you totally should give this books a try! Especially this one is amazing!




What do you like more about apocalyptic books?

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