Throwback Thursday // Apocalypse Romance

January 18, 2024

Hey everyone and welcome to another Throwback Thursday! Every week I'll be sharing my book recommendations within a romantic trope or theme.

Today I'm sharing the first five Apocalypse Romance stories I loved and reviewed on the blog. I'm still pretty new to this trope, but most of what I've found has been incredible. From the world-building to the drive to survive, I'm strangely fascinated by books that tackle what could happen to all of us.

If you happen to know of a book in this trope that you think I'd love, please let me know.

Praying For Rain by BB Easton

With only three days left until the predicted apocalypse, the small town of Franklin Springs, Georgia, has become a wasteland of abandoned cars, abandoned homes, abandoned businesses, and abandoned people. People like Rainbow Williams. This trilogy is incredible! Rainbow and Wes overcame so much, during a time of such uncertainty and fear. I freaking loved them so much!!

Find my review HERE

Juniper Unraveling by Keri Lake

Papa says everyone has a story that deserves to be told. Most begin years ago, after the second bomb hit, unearthing a deadly contagion that divided the population into the pure, the infected, and the Ragers. I'm a huge fan of Keri Lake and she did a phenomenal job with this series. Each book tackles a different couple, with an overarching plot. It's deadly, scary and steamily romantic. You know I loved these books because I had to buy physical copies :)

Find my review HERE

Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti

The deadly Scorpius Syndrome has decimated North America. Now the few remaining survivors struggle to avoid infection and rebuild society. This series starter convinced me to read the rest of the books. There are zombies, people who are making the best choices they can under the circumstances, and those who find love. The heroine of this one wasn't my favourite, but the story had me hooked (mostly because of the hero) and I really need to get to the next book.

Find my review HERE

Nina is an information broker with a mission--she and her team of mercenary librarians use their knowledge to save the hopeless in a crumbling America. Knox is the bitter, battle-weary captain of the Silver Devils. His squad of supersoldiers went AWOL to avoid slaughtering innocents, and now he's fighting to survive. The battle for dominance between these characters was very entertaining. I still don't know who I enjoyed more—Nina or Knox. I guess I just loved them both so much it doesn't even matter. This was a great series starter and I will definitely be reading the rest!

Find my review HERE

Marcus by Anna Hackett

In a world gone to hell, Elle Milton—once the darling of the Sydney social scene—has carved a role for herself as the communications officer for the toughest commando team fighting for humanity’s survival—Hell Squad. It’s her chance to make a difference and make up for horrible past mistakes…despite the fact that its battle-hardened commander never wanted her on his team. Another great series starter. Marcus and Elle had an entertaining connection and with the world invaded by aliens, they still found time to forge a chemistry-filled bond. I really need to get to the other books.

Find my review HERE


  1. I always meant to read Praying for Rain, so it is fun to see it make your list.

  2. The Rebecca Zanetti is a BLAST! I love how she handled that series. So so good. I didn't realize that Anna Hackett had a dystopia one though. Checking it out soon!

    1. I hope you love it. And I'll definitely keep reading Zanetti's series.


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