Review: California by Edan Lepucki

California was another popular book this year and I couldn’t wait to read this one.California

Here is the blurb from GoodReads:

“The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they’ve left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable despite the isolation and hardships they face. Consumed by fear of the future and mourning for a past they can’t reclaim, they seek comfort and solace in one other. But the tentative existence they’ve built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she’s pregnant. Terrified of the unknown but unsure of their ability to raise a child alone, Cal and Frida set out for the nearest settlement, a guarded and paranoid community with dark secrets. These people can offer them security, but Cal and Frida soon realize this community poses its own dangers. In this unfamiliar world, where everything and everyone can be perceived as a threat, the couple must quickly decide whom to trust.”

I enjoyed this book.  It was a different and probably more realistic take on the “post-apocalypse” world.  It was an easy read with intrigue and some unexpected twists.  If I’m honest though it wasn’t all I expected it would be and the ending left much to be desired…unless there is a sequel in which case I will happily read the next installment.  Don’t think the ending was bad – it just was no ending at all.  Here’s hoping there’s a sequel.


lilolia review rating 3 stars good





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