War Bunny by Christopher St. John – Review

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

In the not-so-distant future where humans are extinct, rabbits believe their God has instructed them to willingly surrender their lives to the predators, known as the Blessed. But Anastasia, a doe, refuses to accept this decree. So, the elders of her Warren exile her. She is vulnerable on her own but does not give up. Soon, other exiled creatures also join her leading to a battle of freedom. Who will win – the prey or the predator? Read War Bunny by Christopher St. John to find out.

War Bunny by Christopher St. John - Review
War Bunny by Christopher St. John – Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK

War Bunny is an excellent book that is not only entertaining but also thought-provoking. A breath-taking chase scene at the start sets the tone for the entire book. It provides a mesmerizing portrayal of how the weak learn to fight and become strong. The weaker animals have been brainwashed into believing that they should willingly sacrifice themselves to the predators. Those who don’t obey this diktat are ostracized or even worse treated as mentally ill.

I found St. John’s writing to be an incisive sketch of present-day society. Those who dare to question the status quo are silenced. The mighty don’t like the weak fighting back, so, they double down on them. Meanwhile, the weak who still aren’t brave enough to toe the line hatch plots behind the back to bring down the fighters.

War Bunny is a story of resilience, bravery, and keeping your wits together. Further, I adored Anastasia’s character. At first, she is a reluctant fighter, but she finally accepts that fighting for your life even though you are a sweet rabbit is not wrong. That’s life. I also loved the comradeship that develops among the animals that Anastasia accepts into her home.

I heartily recommend War Bunny by Christopher St. John to teens and adults alike.

War Bunny by Christopher St. John book cover
War Bunny by Christopher St. John

BOOK DETAILS

Genre: Animal Fiction || Pages: 376 || Published on June 7th 2021 by Harvest Oak Press

I reviewed this book for Readers Favorite and received a nominal fee. This does not affect my opinion on the book. I opted to provide an honest review on my blog.

AUTHOR BIO

Christopher St. John author
Christopher St. John

Christopher St. John is an award-winning novelist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recent awards include Grand Prize Winner and Science Fiction Winner at the 2021 Hollywood Book Festival. Christopher volunteers for several Bay Area animal rescue organizations. And he’s proud to be part of the group that helped get the California Fur Ban signed into law in 2019.

He and his partner live with rescue bunnies running freely in their well-nibbled home. Christopher started working on the War Bunny Chronicles in 2012. War Bunny is the first book to be published. The second book in the series, Summerday, will be published in 2022.

Author Link : Website

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Author: debjani6ghosh

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5 thoughts on “War Bunny by Christopher St. John – Review”

  1. Great review, Debjani! Sounds like a very unusual, but thought-provoking book. I like what you say about Anastasia being a reluctant warrior- I wonder how many people are in a similar position and have to learn to fight to protect their own life/freedom and that of their loved ones.

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