Monday, June 3, 2013

Review ~ 'Til The World Ends by Kagawa, Aguirre & Duvall

'Til The World Ends
by Julie Kagawa, Ann Aguirre, & Karen Duvall
Adult Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic 
Published: January 29th 2013
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Reviews are for Dawn of Eden and Thistle & Thorne only. I didn't have any interest in Sun Storm. 

Dawn of Eden
by Julie Kagawa
Warning: Graphic Sexual Content


Before The Immortal Rules, there was the Red Lung, a relentless virus determined to take out all in its path. For Kylie, the miracle of her survival is also her burden-as a doctor at one of the clinics for the infected, she is forced to witness endless suffering. What's worse, strange things are happening to the remains of the dead, and by the time she befriends Ben Archer, she's beginning to wonder if a global pandemic is the least of her problems...

My Review:
**3.5 Stars**

Holy sexcapades Batman! Wow.... Ok, this is not for Young Adults even though the remainder of the Blood of Eden series is. I really enjoyed the story. I liked seeing the reaction to the Rabids first coming about. I also loved seeing some of the interaction with a familiar character and the creation of a familiar sight from The Immortal Rules. Great story - great background on the virus and Rabids. Would recommend to all ADULT fans of the series - and MAYBE some MATURE young adult fans.

Thistle & Thorne
by Ann Aguirre


After a catastrophic spill turns the country into a vast chemical wasteland, those who could afford it retreated to fortresses, self-contained communities run by powerful corporations. But for Mari Thistle, life on the outside-in the Red Zone-is a constant struggle. To protect her family, Mari teams up with the mysterious Thorne Goodman. Together, they'll face an evil plot in both the underworld of the Red Zone and the society inside the fortress that could destroy those on the outside... for good.

My Review:
**3 Stars**

Really interesting concept and executed very well. I actually would have loved for this to have been a new series. Mari's character was well written and very believable. She would do just about anything for her family, and even though most people didn't - she did still care and look after others. I like the society and wish I could have seen just a little more of it.

Sun Storm
by Karen Duvall


Sarah Daggot has been chasing storms since she was a child. But after the biggest solar flares in history nearly destroy the planet, she becomes a Kinetic, endowed by her exposure to extreme radiation with the power to sense coming storms-in the cosmos and beyond. And she's not the only one. Sarah believes the Kinetics are destined to join forces and halt the final onslaught of the sun. She'll vow to keep trying to convince the one missing link in their chain of defense, the enigmatic Ian Matthews, up until the world ends.

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