Riot Recommendation

Riot Recommendation: Apocalypse Edition

Jeff O'Neal

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Jeff O'Neal is the executive editor of Book Riot and Panels. He also co-hosts The Book Riot Podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @thejeffoneal.

This installment of Riot Recommendation is sponsored by After the Snow by S.D. Crockett

The oceans stopped working before Willo was born, so the world of ice and snow is all he’s ever known. He lives with his family deep in the wilderness, far from the government’s controlling grasp. Willo’s survival skills are put to the test when he arrives home one day to find his family gone. It could be the government; it could be scavengers–all Willo knows is he has to find refuge and his family. It is a journey that will take him into the city he’s always avoided, with a girl who needs his help more than he knows


The Hunger Games. The Road. I Am Legend. The Book of Eli. The Matrix. Zone One.

Post-apocalypse stories are incredibly popular. But even though there are a quite a few well-known ones, what are some under-the-radar gems out there.

What “after-the-bomb/plague/meteor/invasion” books would you recommend? Extra credit for environment-induced disasters…