Void Fate by Suren G. Hakobyan
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Five friends wake up to find that the world they once knew is now silent and empty. While they can find food and water, there is no electricity outside their apartment and no life. Their hope lies with Aram, who is determined to find a way home. But the silence and isolation eats away at their minds. Can they survive long enough to find a way home? And something is stalking the streets. A white mist that takes on humanoid form with black pits for eyes. If it reaches them, they will never survive.
Void Fate is one of those books that pulls you in with a mystery and makes you keep guessing. As the group desperately tries to figure out where they are the reader is allowed to see through each character’s eyes. I was reminded of The Road by Cormac McCarthy, as you watch the slow degeneration of their minds and the violence that ensues. Seeing this transformation with each character was phenomenal, and Suren G. Hakobyan kept the perfect balance between them all.
And while there is an overarching mystery, there is another one tucked away in the plot. People are being murdered. This additional stressor takes it to the next level as the friends try to keep their wits about them long enough to escape. Characters will have to make tough decisions, and readers will be kept on the edge of their seats waiting to see what happens.
There are so many layers and elements at play in Void Fate. Mystery, fantasy, horror, and drama. I loved every minute of this book.
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