Monday, March 30, 2015

Review: The Park Service

Book Cover: The Park Service by Ryan Winfield The Park Service by Ryan Winfield
Published October 2012 by Birch Paper Press
Source: Purchased from

What if the plan to save Earth includes the extinction of humankind?

Sometimes the best intentions ultimately lead to evil ends. That's what fifteen-year-old Aubrey VanHouten learns when he stumbles onto a post-apocalyptic paradise where the few remaining humans live on the run from deadly drones controlled by a mysterious Park Service. Beautifully written with challenging moral dilemmas and heart-melting friendships, The Park Service trilogy is an epic coming-of-age-story that will inspire and delight readers young and old.

My Thoughts

Over and over again, I kept seeing posts on Facebook about a new and outstanding trilogy. When I saw that the first book was on sale for 99 cents, I decided to give it a try. I'm rather glad that I did.

The Park Service offers an interesting look at a dystopian future. Fifteen-year-old Aubrey VanHouten is living in an underground bunker—the home of mankind after a devastating war made the surface of the earth uninhabitable. Or so everyone thinks. When Aubrey accidentally discovers that the surface is actually a pristine paradise, he is surprised to learn that there is a ruling power determined to keep people from bespoiling the planet again, treating the entire planet as a park to be preserved.

As mentioned in the online ads, this is the first book in a trilogy and after reading it, I would very much enjoy reading the rest of the series. Since all of the books in the trilogy are available through the Kindle Lending Library to Amazon Prime members, I might just borrow them rather than purchasing. A solid three stars—I enjoyed the book.


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