- Series: The Apocalyptics
- Paperback: 410 pages
- Publisher: Stalking Fiction (March 11, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0985976128
- ISBN-13: 978-0985976125
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 37 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,508,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Famine: Book One of The Apocalyptics (Volume 1) Paperback – March 11, 2014
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Top customer reviews
He’s been looking for fifteen centuries.
I give this book a 4.75/5. Here is my breakdown.
Characters: 5/5. Everything about these people was perfectly spun. No extraneous characters existed, and I found myself thrilling to the development of each. The book takes place over the span of about a decade, and each individual grows and changes throughout the story.
Plot/Storyline: 5/5. Absolutely outstanding! I was immediately grabbed by the story, and it held my attention till the end. It was unpredictable and compelling, with a large amount of suspense and thrill mixed in to the character development. I enjoyed the hell out of this book.
Flow: 5/5. Wonderful and clean. Onward and forward, with the perfect blend of description and dialogue and action. I was never bored, always wondering what was coming next. Well done, Monica!.
Spelling/Grammar: 4/5. A solid, well-edited work. A few typos were noticed (homophones being the largest offender) but in no way detracted from the story.
Overall: 4.75/5. Why did I put this off for so long? I’ve had this book on my reading list since May, yet other things seemed to take precedence every time I thought about it. I finished it in a few hours of reading, and I’m chomping at the bit for the next in the Apocalyptics series!
While I do enjoy a good fantasy story line, my favorite aspect to this novel was the character development/relationship building between Bartholomew and Matilde. The novel was spread out over Matilde's eighth year to her sixteenth, and I feel the author did a remarkable job growing Matilde's and Bartholomew's relationship until there was eventually mutual trust between the two. It was years of two steps forward, one step back, and I could sympathize for each character's struggle in finding their place within the relationship.
I'm looking forward to the next installment in The Apocalyptics series. I'm curious to see Matilde's blossom into adulthood and how the dynamic between her and Bartholomew progresses. And, of course, I'm looking forward to how they next thwart Famine's master plan for world destruction. 4.5 stars!!
I immediately noticed the author's writing style. Her words flow together smoothly, almost like a poetic prose. The author has much knowledge about the Edwardian Era! With vibrant descriptions added in the mix, I knew that I couldn't just speed read or skip paragraphs. I had to pay attention to every detail. I was intrigued.
Bartholomew is an interesting character. Not only do we get to see his inner struggles, we also get a front row seat in how he handles the dilemma he's in. I got the feeling that he's fluent in several languages. I really enjoyed him and how he dealt with issues throughout the novel, including Famine. While reading this book you can see how his relationship with Matilde is growing and developing. Trust seemed to be the big issue here. At first I didn't care for Matilde but little by little I began to understand the young girl and I saw her in a different light. She's a fighter.
I've bought many books from authors I've never heard before and I have to say, this is the first time that I wanted to reach out to an author via email and praise them for writing a remarkable book.
I will be reading the sequel to this book when it's released. 4.5 stars!
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