Brooks-Dalton has a different sort of vision for the post-apocalypse, one that’s not so dystopian ... In the final section, the story takes an unexpected utopian turn ... It’s good to read an alternate and more hopeful story of how life might be experienced on a planet that is partly dying but also evolving, even if fewer humans remain.
Wanda doesn’t appear on the page for some time, yet her presence permeates the text. Brooks-Dalton (Good Morning, Midnight, 2016) paints a luminous and wrenching portrait of a frighteningly possible future.
Harrowing ... Brooks-Dalton creates an all-too-believable picture of nature reclaiming Florida from its human inhabitants, and her complex and engaging characters make climate disaster a vividly individual experience rather than an abstract subject of debate.
Gripping if underdeveloped ... By the end, Brooks-Dalton’s vision for what might be includes a radically changed state of Florida. Though the magical elements are unexplained and extraneous, the author sustains a steady pace from one storm to the next. Climate fiction aficionados will eat this up.