Review: The Shelter by Sunhi Mistwalker

The Shelter by Sunhi Mistwalker 3/5

The world around ten year old Sunni Brown is crumbling. War, disease, and crushing poverty are every day realities. For a while? She counts herself amongst the lucky. But will she survive when she’s forced to live in an abandoned parking structure.

This is a scary future; but there are no werewolves, vampires, or zombies… in this future, human beings are the scariest creatures of all.


This story highlights the fall of humanity in every sense in a dystopian environment. Sunni’s experience is told in third person, but I reckon first person would have engaged me a little more. The author doesn’t shy away from the realities that the tenants face in the shelter, especially the women and girls.

This short story is a prequel to a novel. However, there wasn’t enough explanation and backstory for my liking. What happened to civilisation? Why are they in that hideous situation? I understand it is only a short story, but it didn’t tick all the boxes for a prequel.

The opinions expressed here are those of K.J. Chapman and no other parties

All books reviewed on this blog have been read by K.J.Chapman

K.J.Chapman has not been paid for this review

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