- File Size: 742 KB
- Print Length: 197 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0994794606
- Publisher: Say La V Publishing (January 19, 2016)
- Publication Date: January 19, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B019JZMJFU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #417 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Mysteries & Thrillers > Science Fiction
- #2658 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Dystopian
- #3039 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Alternative History
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The story is about three survivors of a meteorite shower who experienced immortality as a side effect from the tragedy. It outcome has left people unable to die but with an increased sensitivity to pain. Without food supplies, the characters are force to find a way to survive.
The world building was phenomenal and the picture painted was so real, I could see it play by play in my head. The writing style was excellent as well. I found this book very easy to read. Overall, it was a quick read that kept me turning pages and restraining myself from quoting all of the things.
If you like science fiction/ apocalyptic novels I highly recommend that you read The Sabbath. I will definitely read more books of this author. I hope you enjoy reading this novel as much as I did!
However, that being said, I enjoyed the interplay between the two characters immensely, and there were certain Cormac McCarthy-esque moments of human nature exposed in black and white that were tremendously memorable. I think that for Nsenga, balancing plot and character development was crucial, because it's not easy to care about characters in a world so clearly not your own. We may think of government conspiracies as being right around the corner, but this one went far deeper - beyond what anyone would suspect in our global society. Therefore, making me care so quickly and deeply about these two central players drew me through the book very quickly - and the ending was full of enough suspense and twists that I closed this read with a smile on my face.
The themes are evident in the final portion of the novel: ‘Cory took one last look at the small patch of disturbed earth in the garden, his lips turning up in a grim smile, and swore on her grave all who were responsible for The Sabbath would get what was coming to them - starting with Dr. Phils. The death of his mother brought out a consolation prize: vengeance.’ Not only are the thoughts well written but they also seem to promise more installments in this tale of changes.
The synopsis distills the complex though brief book well; ‘The morning after witnessing a spectacular meteorite shower, Cory Shembo and his girlfriend Lana didn’t expect to wake up immortal. News bulletins claim the meteorites have released a chemical compound called ATHENS which has caused mutations in the human race. The twisted outcome has left people unable to die but with an increased sensitivity to pain. Now with the majority of food supplies contaminated, and the rich controlling what little is left, the desperate young couple are force to go on merciless food raids just to stave off the pain. During which they accidentally discover a secret government device and find themselves caught up in a diabolical plot to control the future of humanity. Realizing that there is more to ATHENS than what they were led to believe; Cory and Lana set out on a crusade to uncover the truth. Their journey will lead them into the darkest depths of humanity. If they can follow the trail, they may be able to find some answers. But will the cost of knowing the truth be too much?’
This is fine debut and makes us curious as to the backgrounds of the writers. Perhaps with their next book we will have better insight into what they bring to their impressive writing table. Grady Harp, January 16
I felt the story moved at a pretty quick pace although the second part didn't fit as smoothly. It felt a little rushed to me. The characters were developed but did feel like the newest character Bienamen didn't have the distinctiveness that was showed by other characters. It is a good story line but I feel that the author needed to use more action words instead of the passive voice. The mystery of the missing people and food opens an adventure that keeps the reader guessing the whole time. Overall good read for those who love young adult science fiction!
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