Being a resident of Bris-Vegas I found the story setting impossible to resist, so I got the book. To my pleasant surprise it was a good yarn also. Being an avid reader I found the story had enough surprises and questions to keep me interested and the main characters had body and content. The style of writing was easy and the flow of story line was plausible. My son read it also and is waiting avidly for the next book. The ending has been discussed extensively in this household and we are waiting to see who is closer to the authors story line, as I am sure our ideas will not be what Mr Brandis writes.
Well written so a delight to read. Especially compelling for me as I live in Brisbane and so recognise the settings. Looking forward to the following parts. If there is a movie eventually, I would like to take people on tours of the story's locations.
Irradiated is quite a dark book but in the end it all serves a purpose. The descriptions add to the feel of the world--it's very dry and barren. It's a world filled with threats and dangers, be it violent strangers, or something as simple as food and water. The characters are varied and well written. In the end, the story of the two sisters brings it together. It's quite an emotional journey.
It's post-apocalyptic and dystopian, but with elements of thriller and fantasy. Highly recommended.