Addict of the Wasteland Review

Addict of the Wasteland (Wasteland, #0.5)

Song for this book:

This song is way happier than the actual prequel, but it did help me to focus and finish this novella in one sitting.

Abel is one of many who are addicted to plez, willing to do anything in the wasteland in order to get more of it. After refusing to rob a pregnant woman of her food and water, he finds a Christian settlement, full of people determined to get him off of the plez. But no one gets off the plez without suffering, and Abel is not sure if he will be able to do it at all.

This novella truly delved into the horrors of drug addiction, even though the story takes place in a dystopian universe. It shows that even though someone may want to stop doing a drug, it is not as easy as simply quitting. Even though I have never known anyone going through rehab, nor have I gone through rehab myself, I could put myself in Abel’s shoes through this story. By telling it through his perspective, it was easy to see the depth and horrors of the wasteland.

I would recommend this novella to anyone who is looking to start a new dystopian adventure series that also discusses real issues such as drug addiction.

Overall Rating: 6/5

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