Press

Column in Lincoln Journal Star

Interview on Bidwell Hollow

Interview on Reader’s Entertainment Magazine

Interview on Quillery

5 Books Not to Miss—USA Today

Guardian Review

Bustle 35 New Books

Publisher’s Weekly Review

Announcement TV deal

London Book Fair announcement in the Guardian

Praise

“Montag's thrilling debut takes place in a future climate-change-altered world overrun by water… Anchored by a complicated, compelling heroine, this gripping, speculative, high-seas adventure is impossible to put down.” 
– Booklist, starred review 

“Montag’s first novel, an intriguing and innovative woman-centered swashbuckling quest narrative, centers on the social impact of climate change a little over a century from now… Readers who enjoy postapocalyptic fiction and strong female heroes will appreciate Myra, a super-survivalist who combines Wonder Woman’s physical prowess and the unsinkable Molly Brown’s resilience… A promising debut.” – Publishers Weekly

“Debut novelist Montag manages to marry page-turning drama and emotional depth, vividly imagining a world where society rebuilds itself from scratch and history repeats, where bubonic plague flares up again and rope and sailcloth and antibiotics are all coveted goods, and where everyone is moving on in some way from insurmountable loss… 
A fortifying affirmation of human endurance in the face of our dire climate prognosis.” 
– Kirkus Reviews

““Gripping… An adventure rife with great peril and high emotional stakes, this postapocalyptic novel reads like a fast-paced screenplay: intense, visceral, and relentless.”
– Library Journal

“Find a comfortable chair to sit and read in because you will be on the edge of your seat the entire time! A harrowing and adventurous story full of heart-in-your-throat moments that leave you having to remember to breathe, After the Flood is a fast-paced and emotional hand-wringing book!” —Mary O’Malley, Anderson’s Bookshop, La Grange, IL

 “While this book takes place in a dystopian future, Montag explores questions that relate to everyday life. How do we decide who to trust? What defines family? Montag took control of my emotions, causing them to rise and fall like the waves over which the boats were traveling. I thought about this book when I wasn’t reading it, so desperate to know the fate of the characters.  After the Flood shows that while humanity may change a lot in times of crisis, it mostly stays the same. No one can survive alone.” —Portia Turner, Book Cellar, Chicago, IL

“A soaring, brilliantly imagined novel about love and desperation, set in an astonishing new world that still feels utterly gripping and contemporary. Kassandra Montag is a visionary new talent!”  --Karin Slaughter, International Bestselling Author of THE LAST WIDOW

“The searing, often brutal story of a mother’s terrifying quest to find her missing daughter in a post-apocalyptic world. Haunting and shocking.” --International Bestselling Author, Liv Constantine

"An undeniable, brilliantly written tale of trauma and grief. In a world under water, Myra not only learns how to survive--and all the nitty-gritties that entails while sailing over what used to be North America amid raiders, scoundrels, predators, and worse--but she must also learn to trust herself and the others on her journey. We do the same along with her. Myra is one of the most memorable heroines we've met in years, and After the Flood a story about the pursuit of redemption you will want to come back to again and again." -Theodore Wheeler, author of Kings of Broken Things

“In Montag’s thrilling debut, a woman reluctantly joins forces with the crew of a ship large enough to ferry her toward the one thing she wants. As in the very best adventure novels, Myra and the crew of the Sedna are beset by troubles, both those they stumble across and more pressingly, those of their own making. If the center of this novel is one mother’s quest to recover the daughter stolen from her, the heart of it is the truth that, as unrecognizable as the world may become, what is most human in us—our loves, our fears, our strengths, and our failings—can be neither drowned nor outrun.” —Liz Kay, author of Monsters: A Love Story

Spellbinding and aching at every turn, AFTER THE FLOOD is an evocative tale of despair and fierce hope existing within a shattered future. Kassandra Montag weaves together a watery, post-apocalyptic world that will leave readers breathless.” —Lydia Kang, author of A Beautiful Poison