Posts Tagged ‘Post-apocalyptic thriller’

The Partials
By Dan Wells

Often a stand alone book or the first book in a new series will have a trailer made. It isn’t often that a series has multiple trailers made. The Partials sequence is an exception with three trailers, shared below.

After a war with the Partials (a group of engineered organic beings who are identical to humans) the human race has been pretty much decimated. There are some survivors but danger is always close. RM is a weaponized virus which has wiped out so many and only a few are immune. However, no babies since, have been born immune to RM.
Sixteen year old Kira is a medic in training and desperate to try and save the human race.
Reviews for this series are very good and the pace and thrill of the story are captivating.
I can’t tell you about the second and third book without ruining the first so grab the first and just keep reading.

Partials
Book 1

Fragments
Book 2

Ruins
Book 3

The last girl
By Michael Adams

“The end of the world happened quickly. The sun still shone, there was no explosion – just a tsunami-sized wave of human thought drowning the world in telepathic noise as everyone’s inner-most secrets became audible. Everyone’s thoughts, that is, except sixteen-year-old Danby.”
I think the idea of knowing what everyone else is thinking is so scary. Do we really want to know what our family, friends, colleagues or strangers are thinking about? In Adams book the result is insanity and violence and a very dangerous place and time to be living.
While Danby can hear the thoughts of everyone else no-one can hear hers. It is her only protection as she tries to rescue her brother and make her way through the different dangers to safety.
I am going to have to read this to find out if she succeeds. I may need to hurry especially as book 2 The last shot is out now.

In the after
By Demitria Lunetta

“They hear the most silent of footsteps.
They are faster than anything you’ve ever seen.
And They won’t stop chasing you…until you are dead.”

Amy is watching TV when the world is attacked by Them. They are vile creatures which are devouring mankind so quickly that most of the population is overtaken. Somehow Amy manages to escape but as she does she finds and rescues a toddler. Together they struggle to survive and avoiding “Them” is difficult but deadly if they are caught. Eventually, as in years later, they are rescued by others and taken to a colony of survivors at New Hope which is inside a former government research compound. At first all seems too good to be true but the reality is something quite different. How will she save herself and keep the child with her safe?
The cover of this book alone gets a five out of five. Hanging out!

I often wonder how much money goes in to the production of book trailers and if the sales are worth the time, money and energy. The trailers I tend to watch and promote here would have me spend all my money buying books and this one is no exception. It is another quality trailer and yes – I want to go and read this book now! Unfortunately it isn’t out here yet but it is coming and I will be watching out for it.

Reboot

By Amy Tintera
AllenandUnwin

“Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).”
Thanks to Amy Tintera’s website.

While training the new reboots Wren discovers there is something about one newbie in particular that begins to freak her out. Callum, the newbie is almost human and there is something about him that unnerves her. Something about his smile! However, his failure to do as he is ordered leaves her with no option but to eliminate him. For the first time ever it is something she can’t or won’t do. The only problem is that if she doesn’t eliminate him, she will be eliminated herself.
The Australia/New Zealand cover of this book is very eye-catching. The green eye stares out at you and draws you in wanting to know what the story holds. I loved the side of the book too with its grey and white image of an eye staring out with a creepy haunting quality to it. Must add to my TBR pile.