Monday, December 30, 2013

Dawn of the Apocalypse by E.S.P. Blog Tour!

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Dawn of the Apocalypse by E.S.P.
Published: August 8, 2013
Publisher: Mind Candy LLC
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.

Excerpt!

Angel’s chest was rising and falling rapidly as the gargoyles circled them silently. Hunter had never wanted something more in her entire life than to live for another day. She couldn’t even entertain the idea of little Angel being gobbled up by the big bad gargoyle…
 She squeezed her eyes shut. Please, please, please, she chanted silently over and over.
She knew the type of wound a scratch had given Cliff. What type of pain would they concur on her entire body? Would they eat her right away or save her for dinner? Would they pluck out her limbs and eat them one by one?
Time stopped as the door creaked open. The gargoyles soundlessly cloaked themselves back in the shadows. The stairs groaned as someone walked down the stairs without a care in the world. Hunter could practically hear the gargoyles lick their lips.
She wanted to cry out and warn the person. But it was beyond her control. That’s what you get for walking down the stairs so loudly. That’s what you get for walking in the dark during a damn invasion, she reasoned. But her heart was saying something else.
The person reached the bottom of the stairs. The gargoyles uniformly shifted through the shadows. “Hey…” he said suspiciously.
He had realized his danger a second too late. He broke into a run, but the gargoyles would be on him in a second. And he’d be dead.
“C’mon, sweetie.” Hunter whispered to Angel, crawling out from under the stairs. Ignoring the cries of agony, pain, and sorrow, she raced up the stairs. The wood banged against her ankles, but she didn’t stop. There was the cruel sound of cracking. Hunter shielded Angel’s eyes from the scene and dared to look behind her.
The gargoyles were circled around the man. The predominantly bigger gargoyle bit his neck. A gush of blood spewed across its face. The man’s eyes still stared at her, his mouth formed in an O, as if he was trying to speak to her.
“I’m so sorry.” She choked.
She hurried up the steps, slamming her body into the door. The light washed over her body, as did her relief. But her nerves did not settle.

Enter the Giveaway!

 

About the Author:

E.S.P. 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. 

Join the Discussion!

"Move over zombie apocalypses, the gargoyles are taking over. " Unabridged Bookshelf Book Blog
"Dawn Of The Apocalypse is a novel full of grit, action, blood and never forgetting the gargoyles...you should get your hands on this one!" Emily at Fluttereal Flight Blog
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 Title: Dawn of The Apocalypse
Series: Maybe a sequel coming??
Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Pages: Depends since it's an Ebook (546 on my iPhone 5)
Ages: Probably 14+
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
My Word: TotallyUnexpectedAndAmazing :D
My Fave Quote: (First time Hunter and Cliff meet officially :'))
“I don’t know how they do it where you’re from, but around here; when you tell somebody your name they usually tell you theirs. If not, they think you’re weird."
Cliff snapped out of his trance, feeling the heat rise to his face. "My name’s Cliff." He lowered his voice to a whisper. "Wouldn’t want you to think I’m weird."
"I do think you’re weird," She whispered back. "You’re named after a type of rock face. And a brand of a granola bar."
He retorted, "Well you are named a hobby. You’re not even named after a profession. A hobby is something they do in their free time. So it’s not a priority."
"Well, at least I’m something people do for fun," Hunter teased. "Who likes to jump off cliffs for fun?"
"What type of person likes to kill animals for fun?"
Hunter was silent and for a second, he considered apologizing. Then, she looked him in the eyes for the first time since they met. "Touché
.”(46-47 on iPhone)
(I probably laughed more than I should've during this quote :D ) 
 
Review
This book was definitely not as I expected it to be. It starts out from the main character Cliff on a subway station with his parents and from that moment his whole world is turned upside down.

This book totally both grew on me and surprised me. I loved the idea of gargoyle-creature things taking over the world and it definitely connects to what the real world reaction would be to a catastrophe as horrible as this one-especially the ending which I'll get to later on in the review. There wasn't a single boring part in this book which delightfully surprised me! I love all action books and this one fits the category. Also, the idea of Analis in Mexico was really amazing to read because in the middle of the book I expected that she died, but she obviously didn't. However, in the beginning I thought she was going to be one of the main characters from how it was described, but I was wrong haha.

The characters were really unexpected. I was surprised by how much trauma that went on with Cliff's past. Some certain situations that we found out in the book involved his third sister and grandfather. Also. I truly loved Hunter because she depicts the average teenage girl affected by a gargoyle invasion and it was interesting to read the actions and feelings she had that I would've done just as much. Through the disbelief to being scared to hysterical crying; those were all things that I would've done and I might've even cried a little bit more than her considering the whole world was doomed :$. Anyway, I loved most of the characters such as Scott, Aidan, Harris, Angel (I loved how E.S.P. added a little sister in the situation), Dallas, etc. All these characters were unique and just so interesting to read. Regan was the only character that really confused me...like why would he do what he did? He was seriously a creep I agree with Cliff haha!

The relationship between Hunter and Cliff was very nice because E.S.P. was not like other new writers because she didn't rush the relationship and she made every moment very detailed and spread out just enough so it wasn't too much at once nor was it too little.

There were two events in this book that really pulled on my heartstrings. (I promise you I didn't cry! But was actually pretty shocked at how sad I was during these events.) those two events were the one when Cliff told his story of his third sister :'(. And also THE ENDING.

What happened in the ending? Did the person that I think died actually die? I sure hope not! The ending was totally unexpected yet it was definitely realistic if gargoyles are involved. My eyes were bulging out as I read the last few pages because I was honestly so sad because at first I thought that person died but then I doubted it. Because how would E.S.P. do that?! It would be realistic, but it would totally be pulling a Veronica Roth moment at the end of Allegiant (which I cried for a good 5 minutes afterwards) so I seriously hope that that isn't the case.

All in all, this book delightfully surprised me and there were some grammar mistakes which I expected such as the names Angel and Andy were being mixed up in the beginning of the book (that was basically the major mistake), but seriously past that I couldn't peel my eyes off the book! I was overall startled and happy with the whole book and I can't wait to read a sequel if there happens to be one!! :) 

★★★1/2



1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed it!:)

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