Claire's Apocalypse
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Claire’s Apocalypse

Claire’s Apocalypse 

Claire’s Apocalypse from the author K.T. Rose is my latest read. Have you read Claire’s Apocalypse yet?

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If you haven’t read Claire’s Apocalypse yet, come on in and let me tell you about it! 

About Claire’s Apocalypse 

In the laboratories of the nation’s secret Bioweapons Division, Dr. Claire Lyle houses vials that could trigger the apocalypse. After a decade of neglecting her husband and daughter to develop the virus, Claire has finally created the most infectious microbe known to man. 

Excited to share the news about her creation, she gives an update on the project to her new superior, only for him to demand it be destroyed.

With all hope of negotiating for the project’s survival gone and a broken promise remaining where an effective vaccine should have been, Claire is forced to choose a different path, one which includes a distraught co-worker who is full of damning secrets.

Thoughts on Claire’s Apocalypse 

Claire’s Apocalypse is a short horror novel. A short story, really. Being a whopping 37 pages. It is easy to read in a single sitting, and I love that. Claire’s Apocalypse is perfect for anyone with a lack of time for reading, or simply has a short attention span. 

Claire’s Apocalypse is easy to follow along with. It took me about an hour to read in total, and that was with a break in the middle just to stand up and stretch. Even during the break, I found myself ready and itching to sit back down and finish the book. 

I appreciate when a book makes me want to keep reading and finish it right there. It makes me excited when I’m impatient to finish a book. Because it is enjoyable, and not a chore to read. Which is a great skill that flash fiction writers possess. 

I’ve read 400 page novels that can’t keep my attention because they simply take too long to develop the characters and make the point. With flash fiction, the author is almost forced to drive their points and characters home in one home run. 

If you have read my thoughts on Beautiful, Complicated Family, you know I’m a huge fan of short stories and flash fiction. Authors like Rosey Lee and K.T. Rose has the capability of keeping the reader captivated and reading the entire thing in one sitting. 

I am not much of a horror reader, but only the end was really horrific. Which I mean in a good way. It was graphic, but also the perfect ending. I couldn’t imagine a better ending, that’s for sure. 

This story made perfect sense to me with the Covid-19 situation going on in all of our lives. I have no clue if this story was inspired by it or not, but it certainly became relatable because of it. 

Stories like this really made me think about the Covid situation and many other potential scenarios that can certainly happen when we least expect them. It may be the prepper in me, but Claire’s Apocalypse definitely got me thinking, and I love that. 

A captivating book that really makes a person think about situations like what is talked about is something that always keeps my attention. It’s like a chef that goes out to dinner and is then inspired to go home and create a new recipe or use a specific ingredient. I love when that happens. 

This book also made me think about my friends and family who have served in the military, and their experiences. When you read about the conversation in the diner between Dr. Lyle and Agent Hopper, you will see my point. If you have served yourself, I would imagine it is relatable as well. 

It is also relatable in the sense of putting a career ahead of family and friends, with the intent of it being for the greater good. How many of us have done this, thinking it was completely worth it, only to realize that idea was a lie later on? 

Final Thoughts on Claire’s Apocalypse 

I can’t do this book the justice it deserves in a review. But I can tell you that you should read it. Don’t let the category of horror turn you away from such a captivating and relatable book that will keep you on your toes throughout the entire thing. It is definitely a book that I will never forget reading. 

Discussion 

Have you read Claire’s Apocalypse? Are you a fan of K.T. Rose? Do you enjoy horror novels? Tell me about your favorite books in the comments! You can read more of my book reviews here

About the Author 

K.T. Rose is a horror, thriller, and dark fiction writer from Detroit, Michigan. She posts suspense and horror flash fiction on her blog and is the author of a suspenseful short story series titled Trinity of Horror, an erotic thriller novel titled When We Swing, and A Dark Web Horror Series. She also writes supernatural and paranormal horror novels and short stories.

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10 Comments

  • Kat

    This sounds great! I agree that short books can be wonderful sometimes, and it’s always better to leave the readers wanting more than to overwhelm them with unwanted details. I’m not generally a fan of the horror genre, but this is a book I could be interested in, especially with everything going on right now.

    • The Prepping Wife

      I really wouldn’t call it a horror novel, although it is classified as such. It lends itself a lot more to a post-apocalyptic type book than horror. When I think of horror, I think like Stephen King, and this is nothing like that.

  • Smita

    I don’t really read horrors but post-apocalyptic is a genre I have gotten into lately so Claire’s Apocalypse sounds something that would be right up my alley! And at just 37 pages it doesn’t really require too much of a time commitment!

    • The Prepping Wife

      I would definitely classify it as more post-apocalyptic instead of horror. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, Smita!

  • Morgan Paxton

    Wow! That is such a short book, I bet it had to be written really well in order to carry the story. I agree, longer isn’t always better. I’ve had long novels I’ve loved and others that just seem to drag on. Having enough to capture attention and not lose it is such a skill. I haven’t read horror in years but I think starting with Claire’s Apocalypse would be a good start!

  • Britt K

    This sounds like such a great read! I’m always looking for entertaining, shorter books like this for when I go camping. I have days where I just want to kick back with a book in my hammock and enjoy the ‘down time’. I am also a huge fan of all things horror, so it ticks that box as well. I have said that I will look into many different books on various blogs since I started actively blog reading but this is the first time that I can say with 110% confidence that I’m going to have that book in my hands sooner rather than later lol

    • The Prepping Wife

      I have been loving reading short stories so much lately! I think you will really like this one, Britt!

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