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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite
I liked Welcome to the Apocalypse: CyberNexis Book 2 by DL Richardson. I have seen the idea of a game that turns into a struggle in the real world before. It is by no means a new idea, but no book or movie has really made an impression that lasted. I think it’s a good idea, but it hasn't been done that well…up until now. DL Richardson has taken this idea to another level. It probably isn't the ultimate level, if there is such a thing, but it’s the version that is the most impressive to me as of right now. I think the idea for Welcome to the Apocalypse is perfect for what I call genre level science fiction. DL Richardson writes it very well.
I like the tone or “voice” that DL Richardson uses in Welcome to the Apocalypse. It is light and doesn't take itself too seriously. It is just right for this story, in my opinion. I also like the way DL Richardson portrays his characters. Despite it being a genre story, there is plenty of character development, which means you know enough about them to care about them. Caring about the character is important and Welcome to the Apocalypse is written in a way that made this easy for me. The idea is good. The plot is good. The characters are sympathetic, and the writing is good. DL Richardson is a writer to watch. I did not read the first book in this series, but I intend to go back and find it.