Engines of the Broken World

Engines of the Broken World

Merciful Truth and her brother, Gospel, have just pulled their dead mother into the kitchen and stowed her under the table. It was a long illness, and they wanted to bury her—they did—but it's far too cold outside, and they know they won't be able to dig into the frozen ground. The Minister who lives with them, who preaches through his animal form, doesn't make them feel any better about what they've done. Merciful calms her guilty feelings but only until, from the other room, she hears a voice she thought she'd never hear again. It's her mother's voice, and it's singing a lullaby. . . .
Engines of the Broken World is a chilling young adult novel from Jason Vanhee.

Title:Engines of the Broken World
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780805096293
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    Engines of the Broken World Reviews

  • Giselle

    Oh my word this was weird. Like, disturbingly weird. Talking minister cat/squirrel/dog, deadly fog, walking corpses and all! Fortunately it was the kind of weird that was so weird it was creepy. Unfor...

  • Faye, la Patata

    Wow, this book fucked my mind inside and out.Like post-apocalyptic fiction, I love apocalyptic ones, too. I love reading about the sense of urgency that goes along with it, that kind of emergency w...

  • Alicia Miller

    This is a book that blends science fiction and horror in a wonderful way. Philosophical and head-spinning, the story will have the reader trying to distinguish truth from lies, all while silently plan...

  • MLE

    Elspeth and I have decided to move our blog, and in honor of my first blog post on our new site I have written a different review for our blog.http://asharedbraincell.blogspot.com/I received this book...

  • Angelina Justice

    This nihilistic approach to a post-apocalyptic world, is definitely horrifying. I suspect it is science fiction in nature, but I wouldn't characterize it as dystopia. It is lacking in the explanatory ...

  • Brian

    A bizarre book. Came across it at my local library and picked it up based on the title alone. Every word of this debut is contained within the immediate surroundings of the two main characters, brothe...

  • Misha

    A creepy debut that keeps the surprises coming. Felt like a Southern Gothic dystopian. The two main characters have great, Gothic names: Merciful and Gospel Truth. They grow up with a crazy mother and...

  • J.S.

    Ungrateful ChildrenThe winter is getting colder and 12 year-old Merciful Truth's mama just died after a long illness. Her 15 year-old brother, Gospel, says that they can't bury her because the ground ...

  • Jessica

    I got my hands on an ARC of this, so I guess it's possible there could have been changes made to the final copy.I really was not sure what to make of this. On the one hand, it moved quickly and was ce...

  • Christal (Badass Book Reviews)

    2.5 starsSee this review and others like it at BadassBookReviews.com!Engines of the Broken World is a hard book to review. On one hand, it was undeniably readable; the pages just zipped along and I en...