Hi all!!! Welcome to my stop on the Dawn of the Apocalypse tour/scavenger hunt. :D Somewhere on this post there will be TWO WORDS highlighted in RED. Write those down b/c at the end of the tour you will need all the words to form 3 sentences. Good luck!!! :D
Title: Dawn of the Apocalypse
Publisher: Mind Candy Media
Date of Publication: August 9, 2013
Genre: post-apocalyptic YA
January 1, 2000.
May 21, 2011.
December 21, 2012
These are just a few of the days humans prophesied as bringing catastrophic events that would end the world. We predicted nuclear warfare. Drastic climate change. A call from God.
We were wrong.
Cue the gargoyle invasion—laboratory bred mutants designed to slaughter humans. When the government goes AWOL and gargoyles are swarming by the hundreds, it's up to the citizens of the United States to regroup and save themselves.
Meet Cliff Matthews, a teenage boy separated from his entire family with the exception of his younger sister, whom he is desperate to keep alive. Along the quest to save their lives, he encounters people who aren't all that they seem. Everyday's a battle, but if he can't trust his own species, where does that leave his family?
And we can't forget the man who may be willing to sacrifice Cliff's life, if it means world domination.
In terms of doomsday, no one could've seen this coming. The dawn of the apocalypse…
Cliff is just a 16 year old boy the day The gargoyles invade, the next he is a boy that must take care of his sister no matter what. He meets a lot of people during the way and one of those people is Hunter. She saved his life and doesn’t plan to leave anytime soon. Hunter and his sister are the only things that Cliff finds good after everything that’s happened. If it wasn’t for them, he would be dead. But there is one person in the group who isn’t who he/she says they are. Who is it and what do they want?
All Cliff knows is that he must keep his sister safe no matter what he has to do and who he has to kill.
This was a very interesting book. Instead of a zombie invasion they are getting attacked by green disgusting looking gargoyles that kill everything in sight. The main characters are Cliff and Hunter and there are a lot of chapters in other people’s POV so that we know what is going on around the world. When we get to the end I’m not really sure what happened…unless there is going to be a second one. Hopefully there will be because there are a lot of unanswered questions. There were only about two typos that I could see but other than that it was fine. This book was a lot of fun to read. When were the gargoyles going to attack? What did they want? It was a very unique concept that I enjoyed.
Cliff was a little bit of a risk taker and that’s not a bad thing because he saved many lives, but he didn’t think of his sister at all. Sometimes he did but he still risked his life. He just did it and Asked questions later. He was an alright character, but I loved the story more. :D
Hunter: We find out very little of her. I can tell she has been through a lot but we never get into her head. Sure some of the chapters were in her POV but we never learn why she doesn’t want to go back home…..if it did say I don’t remember. I read the book pretty fast. I just wanted her to admit she had feeling for Cliff and go up to him and tell him. I mean she faced down gargoyles and watched people die, but she can’t talk to Cliff.
Being the daughter of an accomplished author, E.S.P. grew up listening to stories and telling her own to classmates. After writing for several years and even publishing some short works, she finally decided to take the plunge to write (plus finish!) a full length novel. Thus, Dawn of the Apocalypse was born. When she's not writing, she's either reading books, blogging at whoistheserialreader.blogspot.com, or watching eighties movies twitter.com/bloggerESP
Thanks for participating in the tour, and giving DOTA another chance! I really appreciate it! I enjoyed your review!ReplyDelete