Bookish Beginnings on Friday| Gone Dark – Amanda Panitch

As I’ve said recently I really want to start promoting more ARCs I’m excited about. Last week I did a post about Gone Dark and today I want to look at the beginning of this book and what I’m expecting.

This meme was created by Rose City Reader. The idea is to post the first sentence or so of the book you’re currently reading. After that you talk about your initial thoughts about the sentence, book or anything to do with that.

Dry meets Hatchet in this thrilling tale of survival following a teen girl who must lead her friends across country to the safety of her estranged father’s survivalist compound after a mass power failure leaves the country in chaos.

When seventeen-year-old Zara escaped her father’s backwoods survivalist compound five years ago, she traded crossbows and skinning hides for electricity and video games…and tried to forget the tragedy that drove her away.

Until a malware attack on the United States electrical grids cuts off the entire country’s power.

In the wake of the disaster and the chaos that ensues, Zara is forced to call upon skills she thought she’d never use again—and her best bet to survive is to go back to the home she left behind. Drawing upon a resilience she didn’t know she had, Zara leads a growing group of friends on an epic journey across a crumbling country back to her father’s compound, where their only hope for salvation lies.

But with every step she takes, Zara wonders if she truly has what it takes to face her father and the secrets of her past, or if she’d be better off hiding in the dark.

“Somebody is going to die tonight.”

Well that’s definitely a way to start a book! I know this line caught my attention and has me intrigued. I have a feeling Gone Dark is going to me one emotional roller coaster once the power goes out. I’m sure this malware attack is going to cause a lot of chaos and panic.

I mean I can’t imagine what the world would like if that actually happened. It would probably turn everywhere into a scary place to be. Especially when there’s literally no light. I’m expecting a lot of action and some twists and turns. And I think Zara’s experience in her father’s survivalist compound is definitely going to benefit her in some ways.


Gone Dark is a book I’m definitely intrigued by. This book releases April 12th, so expect my review to come online around that time if you want to know more. How about you? Is this a book you’d pick up? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.

One thought on “Bookish Beginnings on Friday| Gone Dark – Amanda Panitch

  1. Oh!! I’ve had this book on my 2022 anticipated releases list ever since I heard about it and now I’ve read the first sentence I know I definitely need to read it! I hope you enjoy reading it! xx

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