Under A Graveyard Sky is a 2013 novel from author John Ringo. It follows the Smith family as they head out to sea in an attempt to ride out the chaos of the apocalypse. This is a book of many strengths and weaknesses that managed to keep me interested and furious at the same time.
The main drawback of Under A Graveyard Sky is the main characters. They had very questionnable reactions to the world around them and seemed generally unaffected by the violence in the new world. Their dialogue and interactions with other characters are flat and I was unable to develop any sort of emotional connection with them which is a shame because the world that John Ringo wrote is one that I want to see more of.
The strength of this book is in the science and reasoning for the societal collapse. His ability to construct a realistic scenario involving a zombie apocalypse is one that should be applauded. If this book had more interesting characters I would have highly recommended it, but as it stands they remain the greatest weakness in the story. If you are a big fan of zombie literature then I’d say pick up Under A Graveyard Sky, otherwise wait until you’ve cleared your reading list before considering this one.